How To Keep Scorpions Away From Your New Braunfels Property

There is no such thing as a cute bug. They all move in strange ways, have more limbs than feels natural, and are creepy. As for what bug is the creepiest, we think that the scorpion has a good chance to claim that title. These six-legged arachnids look dangerous, skitter around threateningly, and are one of the worst pests to find inside your Braunfels property. If you are looking for a reliable way to keep scorpions out of your living areas, here are some tips and tricks our experts recommend you try.

how to keep scorpions away from your new braunfels property

Declutter Your Yard

Scorpions gravitate to sheltered areas around properties and will regularly hide under rocks, inside debris, and beneath piles of wood and lumber. To reduce harborage opportunities around your property, rake up piles of leaves, pick up sticks, clear out thick undergrowth, and clean up other forms of debris. For woodpiles, lumber, and other things you want to keep in your yard, store them a good distance from your home’s exterior.

Seal Your Home’s Exterior

When scorpions look to invade a home, they search for available entry points. Your job is to make sure that your home’s exterior has as few entry points as possible. Here are some practical ways to do this.

  • Install door sweeps under doors that lead out of your home.
  • Locate holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation and seal them off using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  • Make sure your window/door screens are rip/tear-free.
  • Keep unscreened doors and windows closed when they are not in use.

Do these same things for garages and outbuildings around your property to keep scorpions out of these areas as well.

Keep Your Home Clean

After scorpions invade homes, they look for good places to hide indoors. Most often they will gravitate to storage areas and other dark secluded areas such as crawl spaces and basements. To make your home less hospitable to these pests, keep things as clean as possible. This will also help to prevent many of the other insects, arthropods, and arachnids scorpions sometimes invade to hunt.

Turn Off Exterior Lights

Scorpions themselves are sensitive to light and heat and will avoid these things during the daytime to stay safe. Keeping this in mind, many of the pests scorpions hunt are drawn into homes by sources of light. To prevent these pests from buzzing or crawling their way into your living areas, turn off lights around your home at night or invest in insect-resistant bulbs.

Address Moisture Problems

One thing that attracts thirsty scorpions faster than anything else is sources of moisture around a property. In order to make your property and home less hospitable to these pests, we recommend eliminating sources of water build up around your yard, fixing leaky pipes and fixtures, cleaning out and repairing your gutters/drains, and using a dehumidifier indoors.

The Absolute Best Option To Handle Scorpions

When scorpions invade, they are often a pain to eliminate, sometimes quite literally. To avoid being stung or pinched by one of these dangerous arachnids, let the pest experts in New Braunfels at Pinnacle Pest Defense service your property for pests. We will perform a detailed service visit to identify pest pressures on your property and determine what option would be best suited for your individual needs. 

Give our team a call now if you have questions about scorpions or if you would like to schedule your Braunfels property for a visit. We will work hard to make sure you and your home get the protection you need to stay safe from dangerous pests like scorpions.

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