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Houston Area Scorpions Inflict Painful Sting

Stripped Bark Scorpions Houston Area

Stripped Bark Scorpions - Photo Sam Houston

Pest Control Houston TX – Scorpion Control

The great State of Texas is known for the wide variety of critters that roam around homes and businesses. While some pests are considered an annoying nuisance, others like scorpions produce venom that is used to attack its prey or to defend itself when it feels threatened.

Houston Texas pest control professionals report that there are 1,500 species of scorpions worldwide, and twenty known species of scorpions can be found in Texas.

Scorpions are a formidable pest that most Houstonians dread encountering. These critters typically grow to about 2-3/8 inches in length and can vary in color from light to dark.

The most common species in the Houston area is the Stripped Bark Scorpion. They are mostly located in parts of far northern Harris county and Montgomery county. Although scorpions could be transported elsewhere hiding out in a moving box for example.

Scorpions mate during the spring, early summer, and fall. All scorpions are born live after an estimated eight month gestation period. Litter sizes range from 13 to 41 babies, with the average brood being 31!

Once the baby scorpions are born, they climb on their mother’s back and remain there until their first molt. Once their first molt occurs, they disperse to lead independent lives. Some species of scorpions will live up to 25 years, but the average scorpion lives from three to eight years.

Just as people vary, the reaction to the sting of a scorpion will vary. Some people report slight a sensation similar to a bee sting, while others have painful burning, itching, swelling, numbness, and discoloration at the sting site that can last for days.

For those that are allergic to their neurotoxin, the resulting sting can result in an adverse or severe allergic reaction. Anyone who has been stung by a scorpion should be watched closely for anaphylaxis shock. Fortunately, there are no native scorpions in Houston Texas area that are considered to be deadly to humans.

Scorpions do not burrow and are active foragers. They are excellent climbers and Texas pest control experts often find these bothersome creatures infesting attics throughout Texas. Watch for scorpion activity at night as they remain hidden during the daytime hours.

Nothing will scare the kiddies more, or adults for that matter, than pulling back the sheets and finding a scorpion ready for battle! —

You can help keep scorpions out of your home by having regular perimeter pest control treatments from Protex Pest Control. Initial scorpion control involves treatment of many areas of scorpion harborage such as attics, wall voids and various entry points.

For more info give the scorpion experts at Protex Pest Control a call today!

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