Answering Oklahoma City's Most Common Scorpion Questions

June 14, 2021

Every natural instinct you have tells you to be afraid of a scorpion. Why is this? Are they really that dangerous? Books, television, and legends have painted a nefarious picture of the little warrior bug, ready to do battle at a moment's notice. Guaranteed Pest Service Of Oklahoma is unafraid, and ready to vanquish your enemy.

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What Does A Scorpion In Your House Mean?

Scorpions have a longstanding place in folklore, superstitions, and legends throughout the history of the world. Almost every ancient culture on the planet has some reference to scorpions. They have even made their way into astrological charts. If you have a birthday between October 23 and November 21, in some circles, you are considered a Scorpio.

Orion, the mighty hunter, chased the scorpion relentlessly, but never defeated it. Legend holds that Artemis placed the scorpion into the constellations so that Orion could hunt it for all eternity. Mystics believe that if you find a scorpion in your home, it is there to tell you “It's time to walk away from toxic people and situations. Allow more positive relationships to develop.” Unfortunately, what it really means is that you have some sort of weakness in your property’s structure allowing them inside.

How Poisonous Is A Scorpion?

Scorpions will not sting humans unless they are provoked. Picking up or stepping on one will certainly cause that reaction. Only 25% of the world's scorpions are deadly. Most people have only minor reactions akin to a bee or wasp sting for four to six hours. The sting can be treated at home without having to see a doctor. Small children, the elderly, and sickly individuals often have stronger reactions, and should seek medical attention. The striped bark scorpion is common to Oklahoma, and is not considered lethal. It is yellowish with brown stripes on its back, and is about two inches long, including tail and pincers. Of course, there are many different varieties of scorpions worldwide all with different levels of toxicity. 

How Do You Keep Scorpions Out Of Your House?

Naturally, you will want to avoid sharing your home with a scorpion. Unless you want to have a death-defying story to post on Instagram, complete with photos and video. Try out these pointers to keep scorpions out of your house.

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.

  • Remove dead trees, logs, and any piles of organic debris that scorpions could burrow into and hide in.

  • Make sure all doors and windows have intact screens.

  • Inside, keep clutter to a minimum in storage areas, like basements and closets.

  • Caulk gaps in the foundation and exterior walls of your home.

  • Trim back overgrown trees, shrubs, and grasses from home.

What Is The Best Scorpion Killer? 

The mating cycle of scorpions is unusually long; it can take from five months to over a year for the eggs to mature within the female. This can be a positive thing for pest control if you eliminate the problem in a timely fashion. However, if you wait, you will soon find out that the female can give birth to up to 100 live babies in one liter. Guaranteed Pest Solutions Of Oklahoma is well versed in the proper procedures and techniques of scorpion extermination. We understand how unsettling finding a scorpion in your Oklahoma City home can be, good signs from mystics notwithstanding. But, hey, it’s always a good time to pursue positive relationships, like one with us. Call for a free estimate today. We can’t wait to meet you!

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