Scorpions are terrifying arachnids that no one wants in, or anywhere near, their homes. They have eight legs and a pair of large claws used to seize prey and defend themselves against predators, but that’s not their only weapon —they possess a segmented tail that often curves back over their bodies and is equipped with a venomous stinger. Scorpions have an unusually long life span and live between three and five years. However, some species live 10 – 15 years.

Scorpions thrive in dry climates and feed on a variety of prey, including insects, spiders, mice and lizards. They use their pincers to capture their victims and sting them with neurotoxic venom to paralyze them. Scorpions can survive months without food if necessary, but require water and a shady area for sustainable habitation.

Because scorpions are venomous and aggressive, you don’t want these guys getting in your house. Unfortunately, scorpions have been known to find clever ways to enter homes. They may first hide around outdoor woodpiles, potted plants and outdoor furniture near your property to avoid the sun, but this can lead to an indoor invasion.

When scorpions move indoors, they can make their way in through torn windows, door screens, vents and openings in the walls. Damaged or exposed weather stripping can also lead to a scorpion infestation. They like to hide out in dark basement dwellings, crawl spaces, bathrooms and garages, and may even roam around kitchen cabinets.

If disturbed, scorpions use their stingers and claws to defend themselves against human interactions. Scorpion stings can cause swelling and pain similar to bee stings, and some people may have allergic reactions to scorpion venom that require professional medical treatment.


What do they look like? 

Size: Varies, 9mm – 23 cm

Color: Varies, light yellow – black

What are it’s identifying characteristics?

Scorpions have eight legs, two moveable claws a segmented tail that curves over the back, ending with a venomous stinger.

What does it eat?

Scorpions eat insects, other scorpions and small mammals however, as long as they have water they can survive months without food.

Where does it hide?

Scorpions hide in woodpiles and clutter found around the outside of the home.  Inside the home they will hide in piles of clothes, bedding, shoes, and bathroom towels.

What can it do to me? 

A scorpion sting  can cause pain comparable to bee sting.  Some scorpions have been known to cause death in children and elderly.  When stung by a scorpion medical treatment is required.


Will provide a Business/Home evaluation/inspection.

Inspect for scorpion entry spots and hunt down their favorite hideouts.

Our pest management professionals will determine the most effective scorpion control.

Recommend a treatment to rid of the scorpions in your business/home.

Our pest management professionals will take measures to prevent future intrusions.

Call us. Let us assess your situation.  With the proper treatment and chemicals, we can get your situation under control and eliminate the Scorpion problem in your environment. 

Contact LONESTAR Pest Solutions for an inspection.


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