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A brief overview of scorpions

Nocturnal hunters, scorpions often avoid detection but are extremely common in the North Texas area. In fact, most Texans know to shake out their shoes before putting them on in case one of these pests crawled in overnight. A close relative of ticks and spiders, scorpions are not insects but rather arachnids. 

What do scorpions look like?

In North Texas, striped bark scorpions are the most common. Yellowish to tan in color, this type of scorpion has two markings on their upper abdomens that are broad stripes. These stripes appear black in coloring but may be faint. Scorpions have two eyes in the middle of their heads, four pairs of legs, a large pair of front pinchers, and an elongated arched tail with a stinger at the tip. 

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scorpion inside a texas home

Do scorpions bite?

Scorpions do not bite, they sting with their notorious tails.

Are scorpions dangerous?

Though scorpion stings may prove painful and cause localized swelling and itching, they are not typically dangerous. Reactions to a scorpion sting varies by individual. If you’re stung and are experiencing symptoms you’re not sure of, please consult your medical professional.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

Most scorpions live under rocks, logs, and other organic debris but may move inside homes and buildings during periods of extremely dry weather. Like other pests, they also utilize openings around doors and windows, rips in screens, cracks in foundations, and other entry points to get inside.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

Scorpions are resilient creatures that are one of the most difficult to control in North Texas. If you’ve discovered scorpions in your home or business, put Adams Exterminating’s knowledge and experience to work for you. We’ll assess the situation and recommend a treatment plan. Contact us today to get rid of scorpions.

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