How to kill scorpions in your home

Scorpion babies 180x153Scorpion control in Austin is flat out tough. Scorpions are related to spiders, and whether a hunting spider like the brown recluse or a webbing spider like the black widow, they all capture their pray live. So when you deal with scorpions, you not only treat for them directly but you also treat for their pray or “food” resources. This stresses the population from two different directions. Contact us today for a FREE general pest control inspection and see what a pest control provider in Austin can do to get rid of scorpions.

The best answers on how to kill scorpions in your home include focusing on but not limmited to these areas:

  • Treating the attic area, to eliminate scorpions and pray
  • Treating the external entry points (windows, doors, eaves, foundation, weep holes, etc) to prevent scorpions from entering the home at all!

The most common scorpion in Austin Texas is the striped bark scorpion. (generally brown with darker stripes down the back and seldom more than 2 ½ inches long). They bear their young live and generally have anywhere from 25 up to 50 in a brude. The females carry their young on their back until they are ready to go out on their own. So a pregnant or recently delivered female can introduce a large number of scorpions into the home.

None of the scorpions in Texas are considered “deadly” however, if you are stung by one you will experience a sharp and immediate pain. This will lead to localized swelling that may last from a few hours to, in some cases, persisting for days. Although not life threatening, it is like being in a car wreck; something you do not ever forget.

Scorpions are great climbers and can easily climb trees or the sides of homes. They are nocturnal by nature, so most of their activity is at night. They can make their bodies very flat so once in the attic area or wall voids, they work their way into our living space through light fixtures, switch plates, plumbing wall penetrations and A/C ductwork openings into rooms. (they do not come down the duct itself but around the duct where it comes through the wall).

If you have more questions about this Texas pest or would like a free no obligation inspection of your home or business contact The Bug Master today.