Scorpions can be difficult to deal with once they are inside the home. They can stay in an area for months without moving or eating so even with a very thorough pest service you can still see some. They tend to enter the home, go into the attic and come out through light fixtures/ceiling fans or simply gaps around doors. Here are some things that you can do to help keep them from entering in the first place.

  • Remove all trash, logs, boards, stones, bricks and other objects from around the structure.
  • Keep grass closely mowed near the structure. Prune bushes and overhanging tree branches away from the structure. Tree branches can give scorpions a path to the roof.
  • Store garbage containers in a frame that keeps them above ground level, if possible.
  • Never bring firewood inside the structure unless it is placed directly on the fire.
  • Install weather-stripping around loose-fitting doors and windows. If you can see light around the edges that is an entry point.
  • Plug weep holes in stone or brick veneer structures with mesh screen, it blocks access but allows needed ventilation throughout the home’s interior wall voids and structure.
  • Use sealant around roof eaves, pipes, and any other cracks into the structure.
  • Keep window screens in good repair & make sure they fit tightly in the window frame.

These actions, particularly when combined, can go far in reducing scorpion sightings in your house. If you are still seeing scorpions give us a call at (512) 443-0123 for a fast scorpion treatment quote or use our online form.