What is the Most Common Scorpion in Austin, TX?

Scorpions in Austin, TX

With Texas’s hot and dry summer quickly approaching, the likelihood of Austinites encountering a scorpion is increasing. Although Texas has around 20 different species of scorpions, the most common species in Austin is the Striped Bark Scorpion. As these scorpions can’t create heat with their own body, they depend on the warmth of the environment to help them to stay alive. This means that during cooler weather, scorpions look for warmer indoor or outdoor environments. In this article, we will provide more awareness about the Striped Bark Scorpion in Austin, TX.

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Signs of Fleas at Home

signs of fleas in a home

Although found primarily on the host, fleas can also be found in other places, such as carpets, socks, and bedding. Quick to repopulate, a flea problem can easily become an infestation if not identified and treated quickly. Learn as we walk through several signs that may determine if you have a flea infestation at your home.

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The Flea Life Cycle

Understanding the flea life cycle

As warmer temperatures near and fleas become more apparent, it is important to stay informed on this inevitable pest. As fleas affect a vast majority of people in the world, it is good to know the extent of their life. From egg to adulthood, learn the life cycle of a flea today!

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Common Types of Fleas in Texas

The most common types of fleas in Texas

With over 2,000 known species in the world, approximately 300 in America, fleas are prevalent almost everywhere you go. Although they can survive in cooler temperatures, they tend to flourish in warmer climates. Small, flat, and wingless, the flea is a major pest for cats, dogs, and families. Using their 3 pairs of unique legs, fleas have the ability to quickly transmit deadly illnesses and spread bacterial diseases by traveling on hosts. Furthermore, fleas lay eggs at a rate of about 40 per day for roughly 50 days, allowing for a flea infestation to quickly become out of control. Unfortunately for Texas, the weather is the perfect breeding ground for the “cat flea”, with the “dog flea” and “human flea” common as well.

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Texas

Mosquito borne diseases

As the summer months approach and mosquitoes become more common in Texas, it is important to stay informed about common mosquito diseases in Texas and to take the necessary precautions to limit exposure to prevent bites.

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