Are Scorpions in Texas Dangerous?

April 11, 2018


scorpion up close

Of the many pests that call Texas home, are there any scarier looking than scorpions? Just looking at them makes most people cringe. Their two extended claws, closely followed by a protruding stinger rising high above their ridged looking backs can be quite intimidating. But are they really as dangerous as they look? Let’s take a look at scorpions, the problems they present, how to prevent them, and how to take care of them should they enter your home unexpectedly.

While an encounter with a scorpion is sure to be anything but pleasant, the real question at hand is, are they dangerous? This would seem like a fairly straightforward question, but as we look further into it, we find there are a number of factors to be considered. Chief among these factors is purely dependent upon the victim, if a victim experiences an allergic reaction to a scorpion sting, the result could catastrophic. Thankfully, many of us will never experience this type of reaction to a sting. It is, however, always a good idea to seek medical attention if stung by a scorpion.

A resilient pest, scorpions can be extremely hard to prevent and get rid of. As nocturnal hunters, scorpions are most active at night when many of us are long in bed, possibly leaving their presence completely undetected. During times of uncommonly dry weather, scorpions will seek out a home within yours and become a real issue if left unnoticed. Here are a few tips to help keep scorpions out of your home.

  • Keep your yard free and clear of debris and clutter

  • Seal up cracks and crevices in foundations

  • Address all holes and openings around doors and windows

  • Try and reduce vegetation around your home

If scorpions find their way into your home, they are not something you will want to try to deal with yourself. DIY solutions are often ineffective and can be a waste of both time and resources. Some DIY solutions can even be dangerous and should be avoided at all cost. It is far better to call the scorpion control professionals at Adams Exterminating Company for assistance.

When you sign up for a year-round pest control plan, you are taking care of a lot more than just the scorpions that have made a home in your house, you are excluding a number of pests that are common in Texas. Our professional pest control technicians will do a detailed inspection of your property, point out areas that are conducive to pests and come up with a plan to either get rid of a current infestation or prevent them in the future. With effective and proven techniques, out pest control technicians will have your home free of pests before you know it. We will then follow up throughout the year to inspect your property and suggest changes that need to be made to eliminate current pest pressures. We accomplish this with both interior and exterior treatments.

Act before it’s too late and call Adams Exterminating today! We are always willing to help make your home safer for you, your family, pets, and guests! If you have questions about our year-round scorpion control or want to know more, call us today to schedule your free estimate!

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