Scorpion Exterminators in Austin, Texas
Often mistaken as insects, scorpions are actually close relatives of mites, ticks, and spiders and belong to the family of Arachnids. These creepy crawlers have long, slender bodies, mouthparts called chelicerae (jaws), a pair of pedipalps (pinchers), four pairs of legs, and can grow to be anywhere from 2.5 to 8.3 inches. Scorpions are active year-round, but you should especially be wary of their presence in the more warmer months when they come out during the night. They are known to burrow in mostly undisturbed, random areas: folded clothes, pants, shoes, bed sheets, and any cool area in a home.
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Types of Scorpions Found in Austin, Texas
Out of the roughly 2,000 scorpion species in the world, only 30 or 40 are lethal to humans. In Central Texas, the two most common types of scorpions are the Striped Bark and the Pseudouroctonus reddelli, or more commonly known as the Texas Cave Scorpion. The body of the Striped Black scorpion varies from yellowish to tan in color and has two stripes down its back while the Texas Cave Scorpion is dark colored and smaller than the Striped Bark Scorpion. Though neither are lethal, their sting is extremely painful, often described as worse than a wasp or bee sting. Side effects of a scorpion sting include swelling, itching, as well as other more severe symptoms. Looking to eliminate your scorpion infestation? Contact Austin’s professional scorpion exterminators today!
Need Scorpion Control for Your Home or Office?
At Absolute Pest Management, we believe that you should never live in fear or run the risk of getting stung by a scorpion. Call us today for preventative scorpion control services or to exterminate your scorpion infestation!