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What are scorpions?
Scorpions are relatives of spiders, mites, and ticks. Scorpions are predators that feed on a variety of insects and spiders. Striped bark scorpions are one of the most common species of scorpion that invade homes in our area.
Striped bark scorpions are the most common and widespread scorpions living in Texas. Adults are light brown to brownish-yellow in color. They have two broad, dark, lengthwise bands on the surface of the abdomen. They also have a dark triangular shape on the front portion of their head. Bark scorpions use their pincers to capture and hold onto their prey. At the end of the abdomen, they have a telson – a bulb-shaped, tail-like structure. The telson contains venom glands and a sharp, curved stinger on its end that delivers the venom they use to paralyze their prey. The tail is longer in the males than the females.
Are scorpions dangerous?
Why do I have a scorpion problem?
Where will I find scorpions?
Scorpions enter through openings in the foundation and exterior walls as well as openings found around windows and doors, or through torn screens.
Inside they hide in basements, laundry rooms, behind wall voids, in closets, in crawl spaces, and any other cool, damp areas of a home. Scorpions often rest inside of bathtubs and sinks.
How do I get rid of scorpions?
How can I prevent scorpions in the future?
Keep scorpions out of your home with the help of the following scorpion prevention tips:
- Caulk cracks and crevices in the foundation and exterior walls.
- Place weather-stripping around exterior windows and doors
- Place door sweeps on all exterior doors
- Keep garage doors shut when not in use
- Make sure that screens are completely intact
- Trim back tree limbs away from the exterior of your home
- Remove excess piles of debris from your yard
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