Are There Scorpions
Yes, But Where??
While there are over a thousand known species only about 20 live in Texas and only one of those is found across Texas including all of the major metropolitan and surrounding areas including San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth all the way to Big Bend National Park. The Striped Bark Scorpion.
What Do They Look Like?
The Striped Bark Scorpion’s body color can vary from pale yellowish to tan and has two broad, dark brown, or blackish stripes along its back.
Where do they live?
I know what you’re thinking, “Scorpions only live in the desert!” Nope, striped bark scorpions prefer cool, moist environments, not dry desertous climates. They are almost exclusively nocturnal but after heavy rains or extremely dry spells, you may find them more active.
Are These Scorpions Dangerous?
When viewing Health and Human Safety through the lens of Pest Control we treat scorpions like we treat wasps and other stinging insects. A nuisance pest. According to the Texas A&M Field Guide to Common Texas Insects, there are no scorpions in Texas that are considered lethal to humans, but the reaction to the sting may vary based on the sensitivity of the individual. Their stings are painful and can produce swelling, itching, discoloration, numbness, and pain which may last for several minutes to several days.
How Do I Get Rid of Them?
Scorpions feed primarily on insects so, like other pests, such as snakes, we want to remove their food source and ensure your home or business is properly sealed. Routine general pest control will reduce the insect population in and around your home or business. For more information call today!