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Scorpions
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Brad    Posted 06-06-2001 at 05:12:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found the first scorpion ever in the house last night,needless to say the wife was upset(I did not like it too much either). What can I do around the house to keep them out?


walt    Posted 06-06-2001 at 08:41:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take a look where all your electric, water lines, etc enter. May have to chalk or use Insul-Foam. Windows and doors too. Careful with the Insul-Foam. It does expand more than you think, it can jamm your windows and doors. Good luck.


Carol from TX    Posted 06-09-2001 at 07:41:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How long have you lived in TX? We live in Georgetown, but I've only seen one scorpion here in 20 years. If there is new construction around you, the scorpions are being chased out and are looking for another place to hide. We recently bought some property north of La Grange, and I've seen more scorpions there than I have in my whole life. None have shown up in our little travel trailer as yet, but I am careful to shake out my shoes, etc. in the morning. Last week we spread diatomaceous earth around the trailer and picnic table to see if that helps keep down the critters. I don't know if it will work, but I figured it was worth a try. We always find one hiding under the grill or someplace similar. I do a lot of screaming when we're down there!! We found a whole nest of the little boogers when we overturned some old bricks we found in the pasture. We needed to move them (the bricks) so we could shred. Whenever I have to move any old logs or rocks, I always wear heavy leather gloves. Those guys really freak me out, too, but I guess they are a fact of life here in Texas.


Greg    Posted 06-06-2001 at 19:52:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

I don`t know what part of the country you are in, but here in the desert, I have been told that once you find a scorpion inside, you have just scratched the surface.
Agree with Walt to start sealing any openings arond the house, just be sure you`re not sealing them in also.
I don`t think I would let the little lady of the house in on this until you start on ridding yourself of this pest. You may seriously consider an exterminator to pay you a visit also.
Just out of curiousity, are they the small, near opaque ones or the larger brown colored ones? Good luck!!


Brad    Posted 06-07-2001 at 06:41:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live in Bastrop,Texas. The one I found was small and light colored,still not good to have around right? Will be sealing up everything. What type of poison should I use?


Greg    Posted 06-07-2001 at 20:34:28       [Reply]  [No Email]

Sorry Brad, I really don`t know what to use for scorpions. What I do know about them is the light colord ones and the opaque colored ones are the most dangerous. I don`t think they would be fatal to an adult, but small children are another story.
Be sure to empty your shoes before putting them on and don`t stick your fingers somewhere without looking first.
I can`t imagine your Texas scorpions are much different than our`s in Arizona. Good luck!!!!!!!


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