Did you know that Scorpions are related to ticks, mites, and spiders? Scorpions are arachnids, and we have 18 different species that call Texas home. By far, the most common scorpion you’ll find in Texas is the striped bark scorpion, as they are found across the state. These tan and yellowish crawlers like to hide in similar environments to many other pests, such as piles of debris like wood and rocks. They prefer moist environments, and when it dries up outside, you may start to find them invading your home in search of water. The best way to keep scorpions out of your home and away from your property is to keep debris to a minimum, keep trees and shrubbery around your house trimmed back and away from your home, and keep grass near your home well mowed. As with other pests, ensuring that your house is well sealed will go a long way. Replace weather stripping as it ages, fill gaps and holes on exterior walls, and keep windows well sealed and properly screened. 855bugs can help with treatment options to ensure your home is as unappealing as possible to these unwelcome guests. Give us a call today to find out about our Don’t Bug Me Plan and to schedule your free inspection!