How To Prevent Scorpions From Living In Your Lubbock Property

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It can be terrifying to see scorpions on your property. With their long, curling tail and their dangerous-looking claws, scorpions have a menacing and intimidating appearance. There are over 1,500 types of scorpions in the world. Luckily, none of the species that are found in Texas pose a serious health risk to people. However, they can still cause harm to you and your family. At EnviroGuard, our team of knowledgeable Lubbock pest control specialists knows how to get rid of scorpions on your property for good. 

Signs Of A Scorpion Infestation

Seeing multiple scorpions on your property is a sure sign that you have a problem. However, these scary little creatures are not always willing to make an appearance when people are around. 

Even if you don't see any scorpions on your property, there are a few clues that you can look out for that will alert you of their presence:

  • Droppings: Scorpion droppings look like tiny spots of sand. You are more likely to find them underneath tables, toilets, and other objects.
  • Skin casings: Scorpions can give birth to 20 or 30 baby scorpions at one time. The babies stay on the mother's back until their first molt. During their lives, a scorpion can shed its skin four or five times. If you see a bunch of small skin casings around your property you more than likely have a litter of scorpions nearby. 
  • Dead scorpions in your home: Scorpions like to live outdoors. However, they will sometimes come inside your house to escape extreme weather conditions or if they sense there is a food source inside. If they are not able to find a proper food and water source inside of your home, they will die.

There is a common myth that suggests a dead scorpion's body will attract other scorpions. But this is not true. Scorpions like to hunt live prey. Usually, the only reason why a scorpion would seek out another scorpion is to mate. Still, dead scorpions can attract other bugs and insects. If you see a dead scorpion on your property, you should safely remove it as soon as possible. 

What It Means If You're Seeing Scorpions Around Your Yard

The reason that you are suddenly seeing a lot of scorpions around your yard could be that you have an insect infestation. Scorpions like to eat bees, wasps, crickets, and beetles. If you have a lot of these insects around your home, you could be inviting scorpions to your property. 

Helpful Tips To Prevent Scorpions Around Your Home

Texas scorpions will come into your property in search of food, shelter, and water. To prevent these scary creatures from coming onto your property, you need to make these three necessities inaccessible to the scorpions. 

Some things that you can do to prevent having scorpions around your home include:

  • Don´t leave your outdoor lights on all night to prevent insects from gathering around your home.
  • Keep firewood, debris, and shrubs away from your home.
  • Check for leaky pipes and remove any standing water away from your home.
  • Keep food in sealed containers.

Scorpions like to hide in dark places. You should always check your cabinets, cupboards, and other dark places regularly.

Contact The Pros For Total Scorpion Control For Your Property

The scorpions that are found in Texas do not have venom that is medically dangerous to humans. However, that does not mean that scorpions are not harmful. They can all sting, which can be extremely painful.

If you see scorpions on your Lubbock property, our experienced pest control specialists at EnviroGuard are here to help. We will eliminate all of the scorpions from your home and keep them from coming back.