How To Safely Keep Scorpions Away From Your Corpus Christi Property

a scorpion crawling on a kitchen floor

EnviroGuard is the number one brand in Corpus Christi pest control. We’re used to dealing with all sorts of unwanted critters and pests.

Without a doubt, one of the scariest pests we deal with are scorpions. These critters are frightening in appearance, with a stinger and claws in tow. Many parts of the country have no scorpions – here in Corpus Christi, they can really thrive.

Our guide contains handy information and interesting facts about scorpions that you should use to stay informed in the event of a scorpion sighting on your property. If you want to learn all about scorpions, this is a great place to start.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Scorpions

The various types of scorpions in Corpus Christi are best left outdoors and in their own habitats. Some species are invariably more dangerous than others, but they’re all totally unwelcome in the home.

Scorpions are a lot like us in that they’re after food and shelter. Always keep this in mind when assessing the behavior of potential invaders on your property. Scorpions are predictable in that they enjoy both dark and warmth, so hiding in these areas is common for scorpions that make their way into our homes.

Scorpions also drink from small, slow-moving or still sources of water. That’s why they’re often found in bathrooms! Scorpions can and do use our plumbing to move around, so check the bathroom often if you’re unsure.

The Issues Scorpions Around Your Home Can Create

Scorpion control in Coprus Christi is important for a few reasons. Not least of all are the many issues that scorpions create in the home.

While most pests provide a nuisance or risk factor of some kind, many are not aggressive or violent. Take mice, for example. Mice are an annoyance, but rarely can they actually harm us.

Scorpions, on the other hand, pose a direct threat to us if we interact with them. They have pincers and a stinger that they use to defend themselves, so the biggest risk with having scorpions around is, unfortunately, a safety risk.

How Can I Naturally Keep Scorpions Away From My House?

Different types of scorpions in Corpus Christi may have slightly different habits when it comes to what they’re attracted to, but broadly speaking, scorpions are a lot like insects (or even us) in that they’re searching for food and shelter.

You can deter scorpions from your property by following many of the same best practices we recommend for warding off insects. Here are a few:

  • Keep cracks and crevices sealed tightly.
  • Look in cabinets and closets for areas scorpions can enter the home and/or hide in.
  • Keep your home well-lit: scorpions enjoy warmth, but also enjoy the darkness.
  • Clear brush and other debris away from your home
  • Keep firewood at least 30’ away from your home. Firewood is a great hiding place for all sorts of pests, not just scorpions!

As you can see, keeping scorpions away from your Corpus Christi home is a lot like keeping other pests away.

How Do I Safely Get Rid Of Scorpions On My Property?

The safest and most effective way to rid your property of scorpions is to get the professionals involved. Scorpions are far too survivable and, frankly, pack more than enough of a punch to actually cause harm to humans.

Dangerous scorpions have caused plenty of injuries to homeowners, and that’s a dynamic that’s as old as our living alongside these pests. Thankfully, you don’t have to put up with them.

If you’re dealing with an infestation on your property, call us today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Corpus Christi.