It is a well-known fact that scorpions are the source of a painful sting and are a far-too-common sight around the DFW metroplex. The creatures are nocturnal arachnids that are often found both inside and outside buildings in Texas. While they are very reclusive, they do cause a painful sting when threatened. Unfortunate victims of a scorpion sting often get an unpleasant surprise when the animal has crawled into their shoe or clothing. Even though these stings can be extremely painful, they are rarely dangerous or deadly.
Because of their preference for warmer climates, scorpions are often an issue for Texans, and many struggle with finding a way to effectively eliminate them. At Tom Samples Pest Control, we know exactly the right tactics for hunting down these stinging pests and making sure that they don't return. When you have an infestation issue, you can count on us to take care of it in a prompt and professional manner.
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With so many years of experience in the business, we know the habits of scorpions well, and know exactly what needs to be done to take care of the problem. To schedule your free estimate, call our Springtown pest control team at (817) 383-2660.
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Many people may assume that a scorpion is an insect, but they are, in fact, arachnids. They are closely related to spiders, ticks, and mites. They have a very distinctive appearance, with two body segments, a pair of pincers, and a long tail that ends in a bulb-shaped stinger. They are equipped with venom glands, making their stings poisonous. A scorpion may be provoked into stinging if it feels threatened and can be dangerous to humans.
In Texas, the most commonly found scorpion is the striped-back scorpion, which grow to be around two and a half inches long. They can live anywhere from three to eight years. A female scorpion will have live young, who will live on her back until their first molt. They are nocturnal creatures and are usually found outside instead of inside of buildings. They are comfortable hiding under the cover of leaves, wood chips, bark, or other such materials. In the dark, they can be located with the use of a black light or UV bulb because they glow.