Due to the resilient nature of the scorpion species, their presence is known and seen year round. Heat and rain encourages scorpions to seek comfort in the cool, dry atmosphere of your home. It is important to be conscious year round of scorpions, but especially during the warmer months.
In order to provide proper pest control, it is wise to clearly identify scorpions. For starters, scorpions are an arachnid and closely related to spiders, ticks and mites. They have eight legs and a set of crab-like pincers located at the front of their body. All scorpions have a long tail that ends with a stinger.
The most commonly found species of scorpion in the greater central Texas area is the Striped Bark Scorpion. Considered a medium-sized scorpion, they can reach 2 3⁄4 inches in length. They have a creamy yellow complexion with two dark stripes running down the length of their back, as well as a triangular marking towards the front of their head. They have a long slender tail equipped with a stinger at the end. The sting that is produced by the Striped Bark Scorpion, although painful, is not considered to be deadly and is claimed to be similar to that of a wasp sting. However, if you are allergic, this sting can cause a serious threat. Another less commonly found species of scorpion in the same area is the Texas Cave Scorpion, which is predominantly dark in color and smaller than the Striped Bark Scorpion, rarely reaching a maximum length of 60mm.
Since all scorpions are capable of delivering a painful sting, this can pose a problem when they appear too close or in direct contact with your home. As a homeowner, take action and contact Romney Pest Control for all your pest control needs.
Scorpions typically take shelter in dark places as they need to maintain a lower body temperature for survival. Around your home, they are likely to be living under leaf piles and loose bark. If you store piled firewood, this creates a perfect home for common scorpions. Old tires, overturned buckets, electrical boxes and even inside your footwear are other common places to find scorpions. Particularly, any place that is cool, dark and dry. Unlike many other species, the Striped Bark Scorpion does not burrow. If you live near a cave system, you may find the Texas Cave Scorpion in similar locations.
Servicing the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio areas, Romney Pest Control will alleviate your pest problems by locating scorpions in and around your home.