Why Do I Have Scorpions In My San Antonio Home?

December 14, 2020


There are many pests that give San Antonio residents the heebie-jeebies. However, few are less scary and threatening than a scorpion. They can be as large as your hand and they have massive claws that can pinch. And these critters have big stingers full of poisonous venom. If you live in Texas, you have to be on the alert for these creatures all the time, especially if the weather is dry.

If you take the time to read about how local scorpions function, you could find the answers to why they end up in your home. Once you get an understanding of these creepy crawlers, you’ll know how to block their invasions with assistance from Romney Pest Control. 

scorpion on sand

What Kinds of Scorpions Are in San Antonio?

Striped bark scorpions are very prevalent in the city. As their name indicates, they have two black stripes on their abdomens. Their bodies are tan or yellow. Among their features are eight legs, two large pincer claws, and a curved tail with a stinger. Since they favor darkness, it makes sense that they are primarily active at night. This is when they hunt for bugs, rodents, and reptiles to consume. Having water is more critical for them, as they can be without food for months. Given their nocturnal nature, seeing a scorpion during the day is definitely a sign of an infestation. And it will be the only indication you get. So, take heed upon spotting these critters.

Preferring the outdoors, striped bark scorpions will live and nestle beneath rocks, wood, and organic debris. They will remain in these places unless their food and water supply becomes low. Uncomfortable weather conditions will also inspire them to leave the elements and make their way inside your humble abode. They’ll search for gaps near foundations, doors, windows, and utilities to slip through. From there, they’ll head to the following places:

  • Garages

  • Basements

  • Bathrooms

  • Underneath cabinets

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Being stung by a striped bark scorpion is dreadful. If they get you, it will hurt. The affected area will begin to swell and eventually feel numb. Expect itching between these periods. Whether or not you experience additional symptoms will depend on your age and overall health. Children, the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, and those who have allergic reactions to venom are likely to have breathing complications or vomiting. Regardless of these factors, seek medical attention right away if you are stung.

How Can You Prevent Striped Bark Scorpions?

Complete these tasks to keep striped bark scorpions at bay:

  • Before pulling wood, boxes, or outdoor furniture inside, inspect it thoroughly.

  • Have leaks, plumbing issues, or moisture faults repaired.

  • Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier to maintain an even interior climate.

  • Groom your yard and greenery often.

  • Put rocks, wood, and plants two feet or more from your exterior walls.

  • Close openings around doors, window frames and screens, foundations, and utility lines.

What Can Romney Pest Control Do About Striped Bark Scorpions?

The licensed and insured technicians at Romney Pest Control have the skill set to efficiently eliminate striped bark scorpions from your home. We can find entryways and nests and address them. The industrial-grade treatments we employ are 100% safe for you, your loved ones, and your pets. Our plans are cost-effective and comprehensive. You’ll receive a free quote when you call today! You’ll be glad you did.




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