Scorpions are very common in Texas. They find their way into our homes, sheds, stables and shoes. Although they all look sinister, only two of the 1,300 species of scorpions in the United States are poisonous, and they’re both found in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. However, just because most scorpions aren’t deadly, their stings will still hurt about as much as a bee or wasp sting. Their venom is especially dangerous for children and small pets. That’s why you need to get rid of them if you find an infestation in your home.
Scorpions are cousins to spiders, ticks and mites. They are arachnids with an exoskeleton that protects their organs. They have an elongated body with a segmented tail equipped with a stinger that curls over their back. They’re usually around two inches long. Scorpions are most common across the southern region of the United States. They have a reputation for living in the desert, but they’re also at home in caves, forests and grasslands. They can be black, brown, blue or yellow. They hunt at night, and spend their days hiding under rocks, in wood piles, in masonry cracks and under the bark of trees.
If you discover scorpions in your residence or business, it’s a good idea to let a professional handle their extermination. Texas Bugs-Or-Us has years of experiencing wiping out scorpion infestations. Give us a call, and we’ll give you a free estimate. Don’t share your home with these stinging, deadly pests. We’ll be glad to get rid of them for you.