There are many different species of scorpions. While these stinging pests typically live outdoors, they can easily invade your Dallas home or business.
Scorpions vary in size and use their stings for hunting small insects. However, they can also deliver painful stings upon contact with humans or when threatened. And for people allergic to the venom, scorpion stings can pose a significant threat.
It’s essential to learn practical prevention tips to keep these pests away. If you’re facing a scorpion infestation, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Moxie Pest Control for expert pest removal.
One of the easiest ways for scorpions to enter your home is through cracks or gaps in the outer wall or foundation. Even a small opening can be large enough for a scorpion to scurry through. Scorpions can also invade your home or business through improperly sealed doors and window frames.
You can prevent these stinging insects from coming inside by sealing off these entry points. Make sure window screens are intact without any rips or tears, use caulk to seal up cracks in your home’s exterior, and check the weather stripping seasonally on doors and windows.
Trash cans can provide appealing harborage areas for scorpions to hide. A tight lid on garbage receptacles can decrease the likelihood of finding a scorpion in your midst when trying to clean up.
Additionally, uncovered trash cans attract the insects that scorpions prey upon, such as crickets, cockroaches, millipedes, centipedes, and more. Make your home less desirable to scorpions (and the bugs they eat), by covering, cleaning, and elevating garbage cans above ground level.
Wood or rock piles in your yard can also act as harborage areas for scorpions. These stinging insects seek out areas that are dark and cool, and the natural shade and crevices formed in wood and rock piles fill this need perfectly.
To prevent this, eliminate piles that can provide shelter for scorpions. For wood or rock that you must keep, move the piles away from your house—at least 30 feet is a good starting point. This will help prevent any nesting scorpions from having easier access inside your home.
As unsettling as it is to think about, scorpions can also come inside by hitching a ride in on clothes or within boxes. After walks in the woods or anywhere where scorpion populations are high (such as Dallas), shake off your clothes before coming indoors.
Scorpions hide in cool, shady places during the day as they are vulnerable to extreme heat exposure. Bushes, grass, vegetation, and small trees provide ideal resting spots for scorpions.
Regular yard maintenance will disturb the areas scorpions like to hide, making them more likely to move elsewhere. Keep grass and bushes trimmed, and remove debris piles as soon as possible.
One of the best ways to fight a current scorpion infestation (as well as prevent new ones) is through year-round pest control. Moxie Pest Control of Dallas provides seasonally customized treatments that will help you reclaim your yard from threatening pests such as scorpions. Contact us today to learn more about our scorpion treatments.
Scorpions are looking for water, food, and shelter, all of which Dallas homes can readily provide.
Scorpions are attracted to places with water sources. This could include a nearby pond as well as a backyard pool at your home or a neighbor’s. Other standing water sources, such as collected rainwater in empty flower pots, tarps, and children’s toys can also attract scorpions.
Scorpions are carnivores, eating cockroaches, crickets, spiders, millipedes, and centipedes. Dallas has a naturally dense pest population, so scorpions rarely have to search far for food.
Scorpions dwell in places that are dark and cool. They can easily nestle within the many gaps and crevices in wood, rock, and debris piles to shelter and hide.
Scorpion activity is highest during the warmer months, typically from March to August. As the weather cools, be on the lookout for scorpions seeking shelter indoors as a way to survive the chillier temperatures outside.
The best way to resolve problems associated with scorpions is with the help of professional pest control experts. At Moxie Pest Control, our field experts have the knowledge, experience, and tools to get rid of scorpions in your home or business.
Scorpions can be a threatening pest that erodes your peace of mind. Reclaim your yard and take the stress out of pest control with Moxie.
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