The Key To Keeping Scorpions Off Your Dallas Property
March 10, 2022 - Scorpions
We’ve got our fair share of dangerous scorpions in the US – and some not-so-dangerous ones. However, it can be tough for homeowners to tell the difference, which is why it’s best to just keep all scorpions at bay, so you don’t have to worry about it one way or the other. The good news is keeping Texas scorpions out of your Dallas home is not as tough as you might think. It all has to do with eliminating attractants and making your house tougher to enter. Below, we’ll tell you all about scorpions and how to keep them off your property with Dallas Pest Control.
Why Scorpions Invade Dallas Properties
Scorpions are arachnids, meaning they’re in the same class as spiders, mites, ticks, and more. Like spiders, scorpions are predators. They eat just about any type of insect, arachnid, and arthropod they can find, grabbing a prey item with their pincers and inflicting a venomous sting. Some scorpions even eat lizards and small mammals!
All this means scorpions don’t have much motivation to come into your home. They don’t want to root through your garbage, and unless there’s a serious drought, scorpions in Texas don’t need our homes as a water source either. The main thing that attracts scorpions to your home is prey. If you have an infestation of common scorpion menu items, such as roaches or millipedes, you’re probably going to see an uptick in scorpion activity as well.
How Bad Is It To Have Scorpions On My Dallas Property?
While we do have a dangerous scorpion species in the US (the Arizona bark scorpion), that species is located in the Sonoran Desert and is not an issue here in Dallas. Virtually all of the types of scorpions you will run across in your Dallas home are not a threat. They can inflict a painful sting, but unless you’re allergic to their venom, you won’t experience much more than some redness and swelling around the site of the injury. However, since many people with allergies to scorpion stings won’t know it until they’re stung, it is definitely not a good thing to have a house full of these arachnids.
Easy & Effective Scorpion Control Tips For Dallas Properties
Effective scorpion control starts with controlling other pest species that can infest your home and attract these predators. Common prey items that attract scorpions include roaches, millipedes, centipedes, and other bugs that don’t fly and therefore cannot escape the scorpion’s claws. To keep scorpion prey away, you’ll need to cover up potential attractants that are drawing it in. These include garbage cans, pantry food stores, and pet foods.
In addition to preventing infestations of prey items, you’ll want to clear out potential scorpion water sources from around your property. Fix leaky plumbing or clogged drainage that can create problems with standing water. Also get rid of things like birdbaths, kiddie pools, outdoor pet bowls, and other unnecessary water sources. Another good thing to do is to seal all cracks and holes in your home’s exterior to make it tough for both scorpions and their prey to enter.
The Secret To Total Scorpion Control For Dallas Properties
Knowing all about scorpion prevention can help you keep these venomous predators at bay, but if you already have an active scorpion infestation, you’ll need professional help. Trying to get rid of these venomous arachnids yourself can leave you with a painful and potentially dangerous sting. So contact us here at Quell Pest Control instead! We can safely remove scorpions from your home and help you come up with a plan to keep them in the wilderness where they belong.