Houston's Complete Guide To Effective Scorpion Control


Just about any pest can startle someone, but larger ones are more frightening. Scorpions can grow large, and that's just the beginning of why they are intimidating. You can be struck by their huge pincer claws or their stingers that are armed with venom, which may be particularly potent. These creatures are relatively rare in many parts of the United States. Unfortunately for the Houston area, scorpions are rampant. Dry weather is especially inviting to them. 

If you take some time to learn about local Houston scorpion species, you'll have a better idea of how to deal with them. You'll know how they function, the risks they pose, and what drives their invasions. Then, you can adequately prepare for prevention. H-Town Home Services can be of assistance.

What Scorpions Are Common in Houston? What Are The Dangers?

Brown bark scorpions, called bark scorpions, are the most dominant species in the region. As you might imagine, the 2 to 3-inch-long creatures are brown. However, they can also be tan, yellow, or a mix. Many have dark body markings, such as stripes. Once more, they have a pair of pincers; they'll be near the head. Their stingers are at the end of their bowed tails, eight legs outline their frames, and they have more narrow appendages compared to other subgroups. Another unique trait of theirs is that they can climb up surfaces. If you see these nocturnal pests in daylight, you have an infestation. They prefer darkness and shade.

Generally speaking, scorpions are outdoor critters. They feed on others, like reptiles, insects, and rodents. They can survive without food for months, though; water is a greater focus. You'll come across these critters around organic debris, rocks, and wood. Should food or water become scarce, the arachnids will venture inside domiciles or establishments. Uncomfortable weather is also a factor. They will use openings in foundations, doors, windows, and around utilities to enter. Then, they'll rest in the following:

  • Basements

  • Beneath cabinets

  • Bathrooms 

  • Garages

  • Shoes

Thankfully, fatalities from scorpion stings are rare. You'll likely experience considerable pain at the sting site, as well as itching, swelling, and numbness. Depending on your age and your state of health, you may have additional critical complications. Children, senior citizens, and those with allergies or pre-existing conditions tend to vomit or have trouble breathing. If a scorpion ever jabs you, seek medical care immediately.

How Can You Prevent Houston Scorpions?

Start with improving your cleaning and interior care habits if you want to fend off scorpions. Afterward, get out in the yard and spruce things up. Here's what you'll specifically have to do:

  • Inspect outdoor storage items, furniture, and wood before pulling it inside.

  • Have any moisture defects and leaks fixed right away. 

  • Use a dehumidifier or an air conditioner to regulate interior climate and warmth.

  • Cut the grass and trim the greenery on a routine basis. 

  • Get rid of debris on the lawn. Distance rocks, wood, and plants from the property by two feet. 

  • Reduce standing water by draining swimming areas and drying pet drinking bowls.

  • Close up holes in utility lines, foundations, screens and window frames, and doors. 

  • Contact H-Town Home Services if you have critters that scorpions feast on.

What Can H-Town Home Services Do About Houston Scorpions?

We at H-Town Home Services have eco-friendly home pest control solutions designed to eradicate infestations. Don't waste your time with expensive shelf goods. They are made just for temporary use and to kill a few bugs. Call us today for a free estimate on home pest control in Houston!

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