Scorpions

Scorpion Control Services in Austin, TX

Do You Need Help with Scorpions?

Scorpion control is an Austin-area essential service – whether you try to do it yourself or hire a professional pest control company. Scorpions are common in Texas and one of the pests that most people don’t want to see inside. They are predators that eat many types of insects, spiders, centipedes, and sometimes also other scorpions. They are known to be particularly fond of cockroaches and crickets.

 

Scorpions, in turn, are preyed on by bats, birds (most commonly owls given that scorpions are also nocturnal), lizards, rodents like rats and mice, shrews, large centipedes, and tarantulas. Scorpions prefer to shelter in cool and moist places and are often found in crevices, under rocks or pebbles, under woodpiles or bark or other objects left around that creates a dark, moist living space.

A scorpion glowing bright blue under ultraviolet light, set against a purple and blue background that enhances its fluorescent appearance, captured by YardDoc in Austin, TX.
A close-up image of a yellow scorpion positioned on rocky terrain in Austin, TX, showcasing its segmented tail and pincers clearly against a blurred background.
A close-up image of a black scorpion with its tail arched upwards, positioned on a textured, mossy rock surface in YardDoc Austin TX.
A scorpion with its tail arched over its back stands on sandy ground in YardDoc Austin TX, displaying its pincers and segmented body with clear details and natural colors.

Managing Scorpions

Scorpion Control by Physical Exclusion (Make Access More Difficult)

The most important step you can take in managing scorpions is to stop them from getting inside in the first place. Block access to:

  • Weep holes
  • Gaps under doors or around windows and damaged weather strips or window screens
  • Utility openings
  • Vents
  • Doors or windows that are left open

A problem with scorpions is that they tend to go straight up when they come to an obstruction. So, if they walk up to the wall of your premises, they tend to go straight up the wall and end up in the attic space.

Access to the inside from the attic is often via poorly fitted light fixtures. It is therefore important to treat the attic space as well. Keep tree limbs and bushes or shrubs at least a foot away from the walls of your home or business and keep your lawn maintained.

Reduce Harborage Areas

  • Wood piles are a common harborage area. Keep them off the ground or, better still, remove them.
  • Clutter – don’t leave things lying on the ground as this creates harborage areas for scorpions.
  • Stones and pebbles look good in a garden but create ideal spaces for shelter.
  • Prune shrubs to expose trunk and the ground around the plant and remove leaf litter, mulch, and other organic debris.

Reduce Food Sources

Given that scorpions are predators, a good way to reduce their numbers is to reduce food sources in their habitat. Roaches and crickets are a favorite food so focus on general pest control. A challenge is that scorpions can last for months without food as long as they have water and tend to hibernate in winter.

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Let YardDoc Handle the Pests

We can help with your other pest control needs, for ants (carpenter ants), asian beetlestermites (drywood and subterranean), scorpionsspiderswaspsmillipedes, and grubs. We set mosquito traps for mosquitoes, and keep rodents at bay with critter control.

 

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