Scorpion Control Made Simple For Frisco Homeowners

When the sun goes down, scorpions come out to hunt. If you don't want them hunting on your property, there are a few ways you can deter them. Join us today as we discuss common scorpions in Frisco, how concerned you should be when you find them in your yard, and how to alter conditions on your property to get rid of scorpions. When more control is needed, it is time to seek out Frisco pest control. If you like learning about the pests on your property and uncovering cool tips, read on. If you'd prefer to have a licensed pest professional inspect your property, evaluate the conditions, and offer suggestions, call us. The service team at Adams Exterminating Company has a lot of experience. We can help you over the phone or set you up with a free home estimate. With that said, let's dig in and look at some helpful facts about the scorpions in Frisco. 

The Different Kinds Of Scorpions In Frisco

Many scorpion species are found in Frisco. These scorpions are cataloged by state agencies and entomologists. There is much we could say about these species, but there are only a few simple facts you need to know in order to guard yourself against scorpions in your yard and prevent them from entering your home.

  • The most common scorpion pest in Frisco is the striped bark scorpion. It is important to understand that our striped bark scorpions are not the same as the Arizona bark scorpion, a highly venomous scorpion that prefers arid climates. Those scorpions are found in West Texas and throughout Arizona. While striped bark scorpions have venom, it is not nearly as toxic as the venom of an Arizona bark scorpion.

  • Bark scorpions climb trees, scale exterior walls, and slip into homes through tiny gaps. They are common indoor pests and are considered the most widespread scorpion species in the United States.

  • Most scorpion species hide under rocks in our yards and rarely enter homes. Only the bark scorpion will scale your exterior walls. You can guard against a scorpion sting by wearing gloves while working on a project in your yard, or while managing your landscaping. 

  • You can guard against scorpion stings by wearing footwear in your yard, taking precautions when lifting objects, and using a black light at night to check for these pests. They glow under black light.  

There are several American scorpions, but none are quite like the bark scorpion. You'll have to take greater measures to keep these pests out of your Frisco  home or contact Adams Exterminating Company for an ongoing pest control service plan that includes the management of scorpions. 

How Bad Is It To Have Scorpions In My Yard?

Overall, scorpions in Frisco aren't a major concern. There are an estimated 1,500 known species of scorpions in the world, only around 25 are considered lethal to humans. None of these 25 scorpions live in our area. Our scorpions are painful pests, for sure, but they're not likely to send you to the hospital. We do, however, recommend watching for symptoms of concern, such as tingling in your tongue and shortness of breath. When symptoms other than localized pain present themselves, seek medical attention. 

Along with having mild venom, there is another reason you need not fear the scorpions in your Frisco yard. There are many precautions you can take to guard against scorpion stings. When you are mindful of your surroundings and prepared for what might lurk under the board you are about to turn over in your yard, you can avoid stings.

While not a medical threat, it is best to keep scorpions out of your yard if you can. They present a danger to you, your kids, and your pets. Let's look at a few ways you can alter conditions on your property to reduce the risk of having a dangerous scorpion sting you in your yard.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Scorpions

Do you know why scorpions want to live in your yard? It has to do with two critical factors: water and food. Scorpions go where they have the best chance of survival. Since they hide in damp locations, your landscaping may provide a perfect home for these arachnids. They may also hide in shaded spaces to protect themselves from the sun. In these locations, they'll look for food options. They feed on a variety of insects and small animals such as salamanders. Here are a few ways you can control damp habitats and reduce potential food sources.

  • Clean your gutters. When water collects in a clogged gutter, it pours over the sides and saturates the ground below. Saturated ground requires longer periods to dry. Scorpions will thrive in the dampness created by ground saturation.

  • Pick up leaf litter, sticks, and other debris. These organic materials trap moisture underneath. Scorpions love the habitat produced by organic clutter.

  • Remove yard clutter. A scorpion may prefer to hide under organic clutter, but any clutter will do. If an object is dense enough to shield a scorpion from the sun, it is a perfect hiding place. 

  • Store swimsuits and towels in a laundry bag. A damp swimsuit or towel next to a pool is an inviting hiding place for a scorpion. Perhaps you've noticed.

  • Keep lights off at night. Scorpions and the insects they eat are attracted to light. If you need your exterior lights for security, consider installing motion-sensitive bulbs or fixtures so your lights only come on when you are in your yard. 

  • Remove or reduce food sources insects eat, such as nectar from flowers or the sweet honeydew created by aphids, white flies, and scale insects.

  • Remove junk piles and any rotting material. Many insects are attracted to decaying organic matter. While scorpions don't eat these things, they eat the insects that do.

  • Pick up dog waste. While the primary insect that feeds on fecal matter is the house fly, there are some crawling pests that will do this as well. When you pick up dog droppings, you reduce a food source that attracts the food source scorpions feed on. 

  • Insects eat other insects. The best way to reduce many of the insects that enter your yard and explore your exterior is to get year-round pest control service.

  • Seal gaps and holes in your exterior. When bark scorpions explore the outside of your home, they can't help but squeeze into tiny entry points. A caulking gun and some high-quality silicone caulk can fix many troublespots. You can also replace weatherstripping, door sweeps, screens, and other protective materials.  

Your property is an ecosystem. Simple changes can make it less inviting to potential pests. Plus, with a little elbow grease, you can create physical barriers to deter bark scorpions from finding their way indoors. If you want assistance with pest and scorpion control in Frisco, remember that Adams Exterminating Company has solutions to help you keep your home pest-free. 

The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of Scorpions For Good

When you contact Adams Exterminating Company, what can you expect? We recommend our Home Guardian Pest & Termite Control package for keeping harmful pests out of your Frisco home. The Home Guardian plan comes with everything you need.

  • Six exterior service visits during the year to provide ongoing and active protection around the exterior of your home. Our liquid applications make it hard for scorpions to live near your exterior walls or enter your home through tiny cracks.

  • Spot treatments target areas that are vulnerable and deal with the insects that scorpions eat.

  • Removal of spider webs reduces spider populations. Many spiders create egg sacs in their webs, and these tiny, paper-like structures can have hundreds of eggs. We remove them before they hatch and create a plentiful food source for scorpions.

  • Your licensed professional evaluates your property and makes suggestions to alter conditions that are currently favorable for scorpion habitation and help you naturally deter these pests.

  • Your technician will point out potential entry points that you may fix with some simple home improvements and may seal small gaps to help you with your exclusion.

  • Along with scorpion control, you have control of other key pests, such as wasps, spiders, termites, fire ants, and more.

Take your yard back. You don't have to live with scorpions. Let Adams Exterminating Company provide your property with the protection it needs. We apply appropriate materials according to strict protocols so that you always have uncompromised pest control without compromising your health. Our highly trained technicians use the most trusted materials and control methods to provide the best environmentally friendly service possible.

It is easy to get started. Jump to our contact page and tell us your pest concerns. We'll connect with you and provide the advice you need to get on top of your pest problems. We listen. And we provide results.   

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