Keeping Your San Antonio Home Scorpion-Free For The Summer

May 23, 2019


It can be weird for people from other states when they find out that scorpions are a pest here in Texas, but for us, they are just as common as any other nuisance. They say that everything is bigger in Texas, but it would be nice if our pest problems were not one of these things.

a striped bark scorpion outside of a home in san antonio texas

The thought of scorpions being around your children, family or friends is discomforting. And because of our year-round warm, and sometimes scorching, weather, pests like scorpions are a real problem here in San Antonio.

Problems Scorpions Cause

When it comes to pests, scorpions are one of the last creatures you want to find in your home. Sure, some of them are harmless, but some of them are not so harmless. The good news is that here in Texas, we do not have any scorpions dangerous enough to be lethal. The worst you have to worry about in coming across the wrong end of a scorpion is being stung or pinched, both of which can cause a considerable amount of pain and discomfort.

Steps For Keeping Scorpions Away From Your Home and Yard

Just like other pests, scorpions invade properties for three major needs, food, water, and shelter, with water being the lowest of these needs. Here are some ways you can reduce these necessities and in turn reduce the number of scorpions around your property and in your home.

  • Remove leaf litter and other materials from your property that scorpions could use as shelter.

  • Make sure your garbage is in airtight and sealed garbage bins.

  • Repair or replace any torn or damaged window/door screens.

  • Seal any cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation, around window and door frames, and around utility piping. This can be done using a caulking gun and high-quality caulk.

  • Consider installing door sweeps on all exterior doors.

  • Move mulch away from your home's foundation.

  • Place small pieces of screen in weep holes.

Why Calling Family Pest Control Is Your Best Option For Keeping Scorpions Away

Following these steps will help a fair amount to keep scorpions out of your home and away from your property. Unfortunately, they are not a perfect solution. If you are looking for the best solution to keeping your home and yard protected against scorpions, we have your solution here at Family Pest Control. Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate. We would be happy to get you the protection from scorpions that you deserve.

 




 

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