Professional Scorpion Prevention Tips
You and your family have decided to put down roots and create a home in a more rural, tranquil setting, outside of city limits and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. You understood that moving away from the city and close to nature would bring you and your family closer to things like birds, squirrels, mice, spiders, insects, and even the occasional skunk or porcupine; you may not have, however, have realized that you would also be moving closer to scorpions. To help protect your family and give you peace of mind regarding these potentially dangerous creatures, the professionals at Russell’s Pest Control want to provide you with some helpful information about scorpions, including how to keep these stinging pests out of your home!
The first thing to know about scorpions is that while there are some very venomous and dangerous species of scorpions found living in the United States, the species found in East Tennessee pose much lower health risks to people. However, this is not to say that you shouldn’t be cautious around scorpions. Scorpions are definitely a pest that you want to take great care around. A sting from a scorpion is very painful, like a very painful bee sting, and depending on the person, could cause a serious allergic reaction. A scorpion sting should always be taken seriously, and if necessary, medical attention should be sought. Another problem with finding a scorpion on your property, near your home, or inside of your home is that if you see one, there are likely many more lurking around that you aren’t seeing.
Now that you have learned a bit more about East Tennessee scorpions, you are probably wondering how to keep them out of your home. The following scorpion prevention tips will help to keep scorpions from being attracted to your property and finding their way into your home, as well as help prevent you from being stung:
Outside your home:
- Remove clutter and debris from your yard; scorpions like to hide in the cool shade that clutter provides.
- Trim back trees and bushes away from the exterior of your home.
- Inspect the exterior of your house, sealing any spaces or gaps that could allow scorpions to gain access into your home.
- Make sure that all window and doors screens are completely intact.
- When working outside or in outbuildings like garages and sheds, always wear work gloves.
Inside your home:
- Reduce clutter inside your home, especially in storage areas like basements and closets, where scorpions typically like to hide.
- Shake out clothing and shoes before putting them on.
- Pull down bedding and inspect your bed for scorpions before lying down for the night.
- Try not to leave piles of clothing on the floors, especially damp towels; scorpions love to hide under them.
If you are experiencing problems with scorpions on your East Tennessee property or inside of your home, contact us at Russell’s Pest Control. Our highly trained professionals are experienced at handling problems with scorpions and will safely remove them from your property; they will then work with you to put prevention measures into place, including implementing a year-round home pest control plan, to prevent their return. To receive the necessary professional help needed to keep your rural home free of scorpions, give us a call today at Russell’s Pest Control - East Tennessee’s pest control experts!