Scorpions hide during the day and come out at night. They live under boards, stones and other objects like bark on trees and logs. When they get into your home you will see them in crawl spaces and attics. During the summer scorpions will enter your home. These pests tend to be found on dry land but they do require moisture and are attracted to water sources.
Adult striped scorpions are yellowish tan with two broad, darkened longitudinal bands on the top of the abdomen. They are up to 3.5 inches long. The female produces living young, which she carries on her back for five to 15 days. It takes three to four years for the young to reach maturity. Adults may live two to five years. The scorpions found in Oklahoma are not considered dangerously poisonous; however, if stung, one may want to consult a physician.
How can I prevent scorpions in the future?
The best way to prevent problems with scorpions and other household-invading pests is to implement a year-round residential pest control plan. Here are some quick tips to prevent them from coming into your home.
- Seal all possible entry points into your home.
- Caulk gaps in the foundation and exterior walls of your home.
- Make sure all doors and windows have screens
- Place door sweeps on exterior doors.
- Inside, keep storage areas like basements and closets free from clutter.
- Remove fallen trees, logs and organic debris piles.
- Trim overgrown trees and vegetation away from the exterior of your home.
- Place a stone barrier between your home’s foundation and any mulch or soil.
Keeping scorpions out of your home with simple deterrents is something that Oklahoma homeowners can try. Sealing cracks, installing vents on openings and door sweeps. Also keeping firewood outside until needed are all ways to reduce the risk of scorpions entering the house. If you are having problems with scorpions or need advice on how to keep them out of your home… contact Swift Pest Control (405) 887-9438