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Scorpions are arachnids, and common pests that homeowners in Tennessee deal with on a regular basis. Like other species of arachnids, scorpions aren’t something that anyone wants to be startled by. Scorpions have segmented tails that curve up over their backs; the last segment of their tails have a venom-filled stinger attached. They also have claw-like structures they use to capture and hold onto prey. Scorpions are nocturnal, resting during the day and emerging at night to hunt for prey. One of the most common species of scorpions in our area is the striped scorpion and the plain eastern stripeless scorpion. These scorpions have a yellow or tan body with two wide, black stripes on the top of their abdomens.
Along with being nuisance pests, scorpions are also dangerous for a number of reasons:
Scorpions are predators, feeding on a variety of insects, spiders, and lizards. Prey that scorpions feed on is what generally attracts scorpions to a property. Though it is important to note, scorpions can survive for weeks or even months without food, as long as there is water present. Since scorpions have high moisture needs, if the weather becomes too hot and dry outside, they often seek indoor shelter. Once inside, they move to areas of a home that are cool and damp and where they will be most comfortable.
Scorpions are mainly outdoor pests. However, if their outdoor living conditions become unsuitable or while they’re looking for prey, they do often find their way indoors. Scorpions live near the outside of our homes in gardens, firewood piles, rocks piles, and flowerbeds. They are good climbers and can easily scale the outside of a home’s walls where they will come across cracks and crevices that they can fit through to get inside. When indoors, scorpions hide in bathrooms (sinks and tubs), basements, and crawl spaces. They also hide in closets, crawl spaces, and other storage areas.
The task of eliminating scorpions from your Tennessee property should be left to a professional. At Colonial Pest Control, we have 50 years of combined pest control experience. We know pests and how to eliminate them from properties once and for all!
We guarantee our results and take pride in treating our customers like family. We are a local company dedicated to using only the most efficient, cutting-edge services possible. If you are looking for exceptional pest solutions for your Knoxville area home or business, contact the pest professionals here at Colonial Pest Control today!
In addition to our professional pest control services, take the time necessary to implement these easy-to-execute prevention tips: