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June 11, 2021

Answering Tyler's Most Commonly Asked Scorpion Question

Scorpions are not necessarily a new threat to the Tyler, TX area, but they certainly are some of the most mysterious ones. Secretive and discreet pests, several varieties could be found in your Tyler backyard:

  • Arizona Bark Scorpions
  • Striped Bark Scorpions
  • Giant Hairy Scorpions

To help abate some of the Tyler resident’s questions and concerns about scorpions, Innovative Pest Control has banded together to create this helpful list of frequently asked questions.

a bark scorpion getting ready to sting

What Are Scorpions?

Scorpions are a type of arachnid that feature long, curving tails that arch over their backs. Like spiders, these pests have eight legs, as well as multiple eyes, a ribbed exoskeleton, and lobster-like pinchers. Their curved tails hold a venom sack that can be injected into the bloodstreams and small insects, mammals, and sometimes people.

Where Do Scorpions Live?

Scorpions live in many different environments, although their habitat preferences include fallen logs, large rocks, wooden boards, and various kinds of clutter. Some scorpion species in particular, including the bark scorpion, prefer to hide on vertical surfaces such as trees, shrubs, and walls.

What Do Scorpions Eat?

Scorpions are equipped to eat many different types of foods, including smaller insects, spiders, lizards, and even other scorpions.

How Poisonous Is A Scorpion?

All scorpions are venomous to some degree and can be extremely dangerous to human health. However, there are only one species of scorpion in the Tyler area that is capable of causing damage to humans: the bark scorpion. Any time you think or know that you have been bitten by a scorpion, please seek medical attention right away. It is not worth allowing a potential health risk to be exacerbated by waiting for professional healthcare.

What Does A Scorpion Bite Look Like?

If a scorpion bite appears on your body, you can expect it to both look and feel similar to a bee sting. The bite site will appear to be red and swollen, often with pulsing pain. The bite can be relieved with over-the-counter medications, although any bite should be taken extremely seriously. It is very important to have your bite evaluated by a physician to ensure there are no signs of venom, poisoning, or anaphylactic shock.

What Should You Do If You Encounter A Scorpion?

If you encounter a scorpion in or around your yard, it will be imperative to leave it alone at all costs. Do not interact with, touch, or bother the pest in any way. If you are concerned that the scorpion will continue to be a problem, contact a pest control professional for help. Innovative Pest Control is a proud provider of scorpion inspections, treatment, and monitoring for homes all over Tyler. Call, click, or book a visit with us today to learn more about our scorpion services.

What Do Scorpions Hate The Most?

Scorpions are resilient pests that rarely encounter situations beyond what they can handle. Not only are they extremely tough in rocky, arid environments, but they tend to be unaffected by many substances and sprays. Here are a few things that may keep these pests at bay:

  • Managing debris and leaf piles.
  • Reducing moisture zones that scorpions could drink from.
  • Removing tarps, tools, or other items that could provide a living habitat for scorpions.

If you are looking for a truly safe and efficient way to remove scorpions from your yard, you will need to trust in the efforts of a higher-grade home pest control system. The safest and most effective way to keep scorpions away from your yard is with the crew at Innovative Pest Control. Call us today to start developing the scorpion abatement system that’s right for you!

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