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How To Keep Scorpions Away From Your Frisco, TX Property

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It’s not absurd that people are afraid of scorpions. Though they vary in size, some are very big. You could be pinched by either one of their massive claws. It is also possible for you to be pricked by their stingers, in which they can inject venom. For several American home and business owners, scorpions aren’t something they’ll have to think about. The creatures just aren’t prevalent in their area. Frisco residents will have to keep their eyes open, specifically during dry weather.

To understand the exact risks with scorpions and what it takes to defeat them, you’ll have to read about local species. You’ll discover why they come indoors, and how they can make a successful penetration. Last, but not least, you’ll find out what Adams Exterminating Company can do to help you avoid these pests.

What Scorpions Are in Frisco? What Are the Dangers?

Striped bark scorpions are all over Frisco; they are yellow or tan. Black stripes adorn their stomachs, hence their names. A pair of bulky pincer claws are at the top of their frames, while a bowed tail is at the back. That’s where their stinger is. Eight legs get them around. It denotes an infestation if you see these critters in the middle of the day because they are nocturnal. Shade and darkness are what they gravitate to. When they surface, they search for insects, rodents,  and reptiles to eat. They can go months without eating, however. Water, on the other hand, is a must.

Mainly being outdoor pests, striped bark scorpions will nestle under organic debris, rocks, and wood. If they violate a domicile or establishment, it’s because they don’t have much water or food. Harsh weather will also send them creeping into your spot. They will slip past available gaps in doors, windows, foundations, and utilities. Then, they will go to spaces like the following: 

  • Bathrooms 
  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Shoes
  • Underneath cabinets

Fatalities don’t normally occur with striped bark scorpion stings, but pain definitely does. Localized numbness and swelling are typical effects too. Expect the site to be rather itchy. Whether or not you have further symptoms is based on your age and current health status. Children and senior citizens may vomit or have breathing difficulties. This also applies to those with pre-existing conditions or allergies to venom. No matter what, seek immediate medical attention if you're attacked.

Are There Ways to Prevent Frisco Scorpions?

Improving the maintenance of your home or business is key in scorpion deterrence. You’ll also have to be more detailed with your lawn care. Take these actions:

  • Look over storage items, outdoor furniture, and wood before pulling them indoors.
  • Have moisture glitches and leaks fixed as soon as possible. 
  • Turn on the air conditioner or use a dehumidifier to regulate interior climate and warmth. 
  • Cut the grass and trim the greenery on a routine basis.
  • Remove debris from the yard. Distance plants, rocks, and wood from the property by two feet. 
  • Reduce standing water; drain swimming areas and dry pet drinking bowls. 
  • Patch up openings in utility lines, foundations, screens and window frames, and doors.
  • Contact Adams Exterminating Company if you have pests scorpions nibble on.

How Will Adams Exterminating Company Handle Frisco Scorpions?

Retail pesticides have many shortcomings. First, they are often very expensive. Second, they are designed for temporary utilization. Pests will die here and there, but infestations won’t end. Third, these products can be highly toxic. For a safer and more reliable home pest control option, reach out to us at Adams Exterminating Company. We have industrial-grade interior and exterior treatments. Our technicians are trained and experienced. Call today for a free estimate!

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