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Don't Let Scorpion Infestations In Bryan Get Severe

September 13, 2022

Walking in the yard barefoot brings a sense of communion with nature. Taking a stroll without shoes seems to link us with our ancient ancestors. Perhaps you are not one to trek around on your property barefoot but walk barefoot in the house. Whether walking barefoot outside or inside, one pest in Bryan we contend with is the scorpion. Scorpions are not aggressive but will sting if you step on them. 

To be safe from getting stung by a scorpion on your property, you need the Bryan pest control team from EnviroGuard. Our experts have decades of experience with pests like scorpions. 

Why Do Scorpions Invade Properties? 

About 1,200 scorpion species exist worldwide; approximately 70 species are in the United States — including Texas. The movie industry has made many believe that all scorpion stings are deadly, but most are on the same pain level as a bee sting. However, there are a few scorpions in Texas whose sting has severe consequences. 

Scorpions invade properties searching for food. They feed on cockroaches, crickets, and other insects. An abundance of these pests on your property will attract scorpions. 

Scorpions enter lawns looking for shelter. They burrow beneath rocks, logs, and other debris. They also enjoy hiding in the bark of citrus trees—the abundance of citrus trees and yard debris on the property allures scorpions. 

Scorpions return to former habitats. If you are living in a new home in Bryan and having problems with scorpions in your yard and garden, they likely lived there when the area was undeveloped and are returning to their former habitat. 

The technicians at EnviroGuard will get rid of scorpions on your Bryan property using their proven scorpion eradication program. 

Why Is It Bad To Ignore Scorpion Infestations 

Ignoring a scorpion on your Bryan property is not wise because it is probably part of a group of scorpions. A female striped bark scorpion, prevalent in Texas, births an average of 31 scorpions every eight months. The newly-born scorpions can sting and, within two weeks, have left their mother and scattered throughout the property. 

Overlooking a scorpion invasion on your property makes your home vulnerable to scorpions. Scorpions in texas homes come inside homes escaping long periods of hot, dry weather. 

Scorpions in your yard can result in painful stings for your family and pets. Striped bark scorpions are in Bryan and a cause of concern. This fast-moving arthropod delivers painful stings that may result in a severe allergic reaction to individuals sensitive to the scorpion's neurotoxin. You can't enjoy your Bryan property when worrying about being stung as you stroll through the yard or work in the garden.  

Simple Scorpion Prevention Tips

These are prevention tips to help you avoid a sting from scorpions in south Texas:

  • Remove rocks, logs, leaf piles, and other debris from the yard.
  • Trim shrubs and trees to minimize shady areas.
  • Eliminate sources that attract insects like standing water, uncovered garbage cans, and outdoor lights burning at night. 
  • Elevate firewood at least five inches off the ground.
  • Remove landscape timbers from the lawn.
  • Seal cracks in the exterior of the house.
  • Repair holes in screens.
  • Replace broken garage door seals.
  • Fix leaky faucets and pipes in the home. 

Our pest control team at EnviroGuard will inspect your property and provide additional tips for prevention. 

Professional Scorpion Control For The Bryan Area 

Our experts at EnviroGuard know all about scorpions in Texas. We evaluate your situation, develop a targeted strategy, and deploy safe and effective treatments to eliminate scorpions on your property. We will work with you to craft a prevention program tailored to your situation. Contact us today, and let us work with you to eliminate scorpions from your Texas home.