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Five Effective Scorpion Control Tips For McKinney Properties

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When people think of scorpions, they often think of a dangerous insect whose sting can be lethal. The truth behind scorpions native to McKinney is that though their sting is painful, a scorpion sting is rarely lethal. Sometimes, someone may be stung by a scorpion only to find that they are allergic to the sting. In all scorpion sting cases, you should seek medical attention to be on the safe side.

The most common scorpion found in McKinney is the striped bark scorpion. Striped bark scorpions are yellowish to tan in color, with four pairs of legs and a pair of pinchers. Striped bark scorpions are two to four inches long and have a segmented tail with a stinger at the tip. Scorpions are closely related to spiders, mites, and ticks and actually belong in the arachnid family.

Striped Bark Scorpions: Where Could They Be Hiding On Your McKinney Property?

Striped bark scorpions are nocturnal creatures, sleeping during the day and more active at night. They feed mostly on insects such as crickets, spiders, and cockroaches. Striped bark scorpions surprisingly can survive for months with no food as long as they have access to a source of water. Scorpions can notoriously be found in the desert; however, they prefer a cool, dry habitat.

They are great hiders, always looking for a cool, safe place to shelter during the day. Some favorite hiding spots on your McKinney property could be woodpiles, under stones, trash, or debris. When the weather gets too harsh for them, striped bark scorpions will search for a way into your home. Crawlspaces, attics, and basements also make for perfect scorpion hideouts. If you suspect scorpions have gotten into your home, it is a good idea to shake out your shoes before putting them on, as this is a classic hiding spot for scorpions. 

How To Protect Your Home And Your Family From Striped Bark Scorpions

The first line of defense against keeping scorpions away from your home is finding out if you are unknowingly attracting them, inviting them into your home. Striped bark scorpions feed on spiders, cockroaches, and crickets. Do you have an overabundance of these other pests in and around your home? If so, you are practically inviting these scorpions to dinner.

Is your yard cluttered with debris, toys, or other discarded items that would make the perfect hideout for a scorpion? If so, it might be time to schedule a clean-up day and tidy up that yard. It is always important to inspect your home for easy entry points for all unwanted pests, scorpions included. Here are five helpful tips to keep scorpions away from your McKinney home:

  1. Keep your yard clear of clutter and debris.
  2. Address moisture issues around your yard.
  3. Seal up any easy access points around the exterior of your home.
  4. Keep firewood stacked well away from your home.
  5. Address any other pest infestations immediately.

When To Call The Professionals At Adams Exterminating Company

If you’ve seen scorpions around your property and you're worried that you might develop a scorpion problem in your home, don’t hesitate to call Adams Exterminating Company for assistance. Since 1947 our trained professionals have known how to find and safely rid your home of any unwanted scorpions. With our targeted pest control programs and free estimate, we will keep you safe. Call us today!

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