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Scorpions

What are Scorpions?

All adult scorpions have eight legs since they are arachnids. This type of scorpion possesses a waxy cuticle that protects its body from dehydration. The cuticle shines under UV light.

Bark scorpions have yellow or tan bodies with two broad black stripes on the upper abdomen.

The majority of these scorpions reach a length of about 2-3/8 inches, however, they can grow between 2 to 3 inches long.

They have segmented tails that curve up over their backs, and the final segment of their tails has a stinger attached to it that is packed with venom.

Their tails and pair of appendages resemble claws are thinner than those of other scorpion species. They utilize their claws to seize and retain their prey.

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Scorpions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are striped bark scorpions dangerous?

The striped bark scorpion is deadly because, like bees, wasps, and other stinging insects, it defends itself with painful, venomous stings.

There may be swelling and stinging around the bite site for several days after being stung.

Individuals with a sensitivity to scorpion venom may develop a more severe allergic reaction to their poison.

Why do I have a striped bark scorpion problem?

Properties with an abundance of insects, spiders, and small rodents such as rats have the potential to house striped bark scorpions.

Striped bark scorpions are most active in humid environments and areas with dark hiding spots that stay moist throughout the day.

The striped bark scorpion is an excellent climber and may frequently be spotted on trees or climbing up the walls of a home. This allows the scorpions to easily enter the residence through any small opening that they come across.

Where will I find striped bark scorpions?

Striped bark although they do not burrow, scorpions can be found hiding behind tree bark, under rocks, and in woodpiles and mulch. They can also be found under downed trees.

They would rather live outside, but if the climate becomes too hot and dry, they will relocate indoors in search of a more humid habitat.

Crawl spaces, bathrooms (including sinks and tubs), laundry rooms, and basements are all excellent places for striped bark scorpions to conceal themselves.

How do I get rid of striped bark scorpions?

When it comes to getting rid of scorpions in your house or place of business, 24H Pest Pros is your best option.

Our response times are lightning-fast, and you can rest easy knowing that your pest problems will be resolved in a way that ensures they won't occur again.

To rid your properties of scorpions, the skilled exterminators we employ offer pest control services of the highest possible quality, and they do it by making use of the most modern and advanced products available.

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How can I prevent striped bark scorpions in the future?

Prevent problems with striped bark scorpions by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Seal cracks and fissures in your home's foundation and exterior walls.
  • Place door sweeps on all external doors.
  • Replace window or door screens that are torn.
  • Remove tree branches off the exterior of your property.
  • Clear your yard of fallen trees, woodpiles, and other superfluous debris.
  • If your home has a cellar, dehumidifiers should be used to dry up the crawlspace and basement.
  • Fix all leaky hoses, faucets, and pipelines.
  • Wipe off sinks and baths to remove extra moisture.
  • Ensure that your home's gutters and downspouts move water away from the outside.
  • Maintain order in your home's storage rooms.
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