Let’s Talk About Scorpion Control In Owasso

Scorpion control in Owasso probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about pest control in Oklahoma.However, homeowners in our area do have the potential to develop scorpion problems on their property, so it’s vital to take the proper precautions to prevent an infestation of these stinging pests. Find out more about these arachnids and how Montgomery Exterminating can help keep your property scorpion-free.

Signs Of A Scorpion Infestation: What To Look For

Scorpions are some of the hardest pests to detect when they invade your home. They spend a lot of their time hiding, they are nocturnal, and they also don’t leave a lot of signs of their presence, such as property damage or foul odors.

That means you may have to look for other, less conventional signs that you could have a scorpion problem, such as conducive conditions. If you start to notice signs of other pests, such as cockroaches, silverfish, or other insects, this is an indicator that a scorpion problem may develop because these predators are attracted to common pests. 

Scorpions in Oklahoma like to hide from people, but they may shed exoskeletons or die out in the open. If you start seeing evidence that scorpions have molted on your property or find dead scorpions around, this is a surefire indicator that there are live ones present. 

What It Means If You’re Seeing Scorpions Around Your Yard

The good news is we don’t have any dangerous scorpionshere in the Sooner State. Oklahoma residents might be surprised to know that we actually only have one species of native scorpion in our home state, the striped bark scorpion. Unlike the Arizona bark scorpion, the striped bark scorpion is not considered a medically significant pest. This means its venom is not potent enough to cause symptoms that require medical intervention. 

However, the sting of the striped bark scorpion is no laughing matter. Being stung by this scorpion is still an extremely unpleasant experience, and the associated pain and swelling can take hours and even days to subside. A yard full of these pests means an increase in the likelihood that you will have the unpleasant experience of being stung by a bark scorpion, so it’s vital not to ignore scorpion prevention. 

Professional Scorpion Elimination: The Safe And Effective Solution

Scorpion control is not like other types of pest control. Because scorpions are predators, there’s no way for you to remove things for them to scavenge, such as garbage or crumbs. Instead, scorpion control hinges on your ability to control other pests.

There are not many things in human habitations that can attract scorpions in the absence of live prey. They may occasionally come indoors to escape inclement weather, but unless you have a major infestation of scorpion prey, you are unlikely to wind up with a scorpion infestation.

To keep scorpion prey out of your home, you’ll want to take measures to reduce insect attractants and physically block pest entry: 

  • Keep all indoor and outdoor garbage tightly covered.
  • Fix moisture issues such as condensation or poor drainage.
  • Store all pantry foods in airtight containers.
  • Never leave pet food or pet bowls sitting out.
  • Inspect the outside of your home and seal any cracks and holes you find in its exterior.
  • Install weatherstripping in gaps between doors and their frames.
  • Ensure window screens are tightly fitted and free from rips and tears. 

Taking these measures won’t necessarily deter scorpions themselves, but keeping your home free from the pests that they eat will prevent these predators by proxy. They can’t live in your home if there is no live prey to sustain their breeding populations. 

Scorpion Prevention: Best Practices For Homeowners

Unfortunately, if you end up with a scorpion infestation, getting rid of it can be a challenge. There are not a lot of products on the market designed to eliminate scorpions. This means if your prevention efforts fail, you should contact the professionals here at Montgomery Exterminating as soon as you start to suspect you may have a scorpion problem. The longer you wait, the more time scorpions have to breed and establish themselves in your home.

So if you need scorpion removal,don’t try to go it alone. Give us a call or visit our contact page to get started with your scorpion inspection today. 

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