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Frisco's Most Unwanted Pest: Scorpions

Scorpions aren't just one of Frisco's most unwanted pests; they can also be quite mysterious. Here's what Frisco homeowners should know about scorpions, including the sounds they make, their nesting habits, the signs of scorpions in Frisco, and the best way to get rid of scorpions with pest control in Frisco.

Ahh! I Saw A Scorpion On My Frisco Property

Scorpions are arguably the scariest pests in the southern region of the United States. Scorpion stings can be painful, with some species delivering venom that can kill humans. The long-tailed arachnids can also cause damage to your home's foundation and interior walls when they burrow into them looking for food or nesting grounds. They also carry diseases and mites that spread bacterial infections, which require medical care if contracted by humans or pets. Protect your family from scorpion stings through proactive pest control in Frisco. 

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Do Scorpions Make Any Sound?

Some pests might make sounds that alert you of their presence, but are scorpions one of them? Not all scorpions make noise, but some species are able to produce a hissing sound by rubbing their body parts together. 

Scorpions may hiss before they sting, but since not all scorpions can do this, you can't rely on these critters to give a warning – you'll have to use your eyes to watch out for them. 

Do scorpions make scratching noises in your walls or home? While some pests, like rodents, produce scratching or squeaking noises when they move around your home, scorpions aren't one of them. Like other arachnids, scorpions crawl quietly, and you'll likely only hear them moving about if they step on a leaf or a similar object. 

Do Scorpions Make Nests?

Some pests like to nest or group together, especially when they infest your home. However, scorpions are unlikely to nest together and prefer to live in isolation. If you find an infestation of scorpions near your home, it's usually for one of two reasons – either you're attracting them to your home, or there are limited nesting areas. 

Most of the time, scorpions prefer to spend their time in dark, isolated areas, such as rocks, leaf piles, debris, shoes, or even in your closet. They may wander around to find a food or water source, but you're more likely to find them resting. 

Can scorpions climb? While they can't climb on smooth glass, scorpions are very good climbers. They have tiny pincers on the ends of their legs and feet, which allow them to grip surfaces more tightly. When they are looking for a place to rest, scorpions may sometimes climb bushes, trees, or even walls in your home. 

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Easy & Effective Scorpion Control Tips

The best way to protect your family members from scorpion stings is to minimize their numbers within your property. Here are six effective scorpion control tips for your Frisco home:

  • Eliminate their food source through proper insect control measures.
  • Create an insecticide barrier to deter the spiders from your property.
  • Clear the area surrounding your home of debris, tree stumps, and rocks.
  • Seal any cracks within your foundation and siding that could allow scorpions into your home.
  • Maintain your lawn, properly cutting and watering the grass.
  • Seek professional help with chemical treatments.
  • Eliminate any sources of standing water that could attract other pests, like mosquitoes.
  • Clear brush, debris, and woodpiles from the immediate perimeter of your home.
  • Store wood and compost piles at least 30 feet away from your home. 
  • Turn off outdoor lights in the later afternoon that attract flies, mosquitoes, and crickets that scorpions feed on.
  • Put a professional pest management program in place to minimize the presence of other pests that scorpions prey on. 


Eliminating the food, water, and harborage sites is an effective way to deter the scorpions from invading your family. 

Ultimately, scorpions are predators, and they’re going to go where the food is. Since scorpions feed on insects and other small pests, that means that the best way to make your home unappealing to scorpions is to remove the potential food sources they’re preying on. For that, the best step is to contact Adams Exterminating Company for professional residential pest management services. 

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Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • How many years have you been in business?
    We are a family owned, locally operated pest control company that has been in business since 1947. For over 75 years, our company has expanded its service area while continuing to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Is your treatment safe around pets?
    Our general treatments are safe around dogs and cats – provided they do not intentionally contact or consume applied materials before they have dried. Certain pets, especially aquatic life and reptiles, are especially vulnerable to some pesticides so it is important to be especially careful while treating when these types of pets are present. We recommend these types of pets, in addition to birds, guinea pigs, and other small animals, be kept away from the treatment area until it is safe for them to return.
  • What are the steps to take prior to receiving flea treatment?
    Please review our flea treatment information sheet found here.
  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Scorpions?

While you can use the tips above to help prevent scorpions, there's one truly effective way to deal with an existing scorpion problem: by calling us at Adams Exterminating Company. Our reliable, effective treatments can return your home to a scorpion-free zone. 

Is your fear of scorpions holding you back from proper bug treatment? Adams Exterminating Company takes out the worry by providing effective residential pest control services to Frisco homeowners. 

If you suspect you've got a scorpion problem or might be attracting them to your house in Frisco, don't wait – call us today at Adams Exterminating Company for more information about how our scorpion control works or to schedule an inspection. 

Our experts can carry out extensive inspections to identify the critter’s hiding spots. We will recommend the right traps and treatment products to eliminate all the scorpions from your property. Call us today to learn to discuss your scorpion problem and how we can solve it for you. 

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