When it comes to ominous-looking pests you really don’t want to find in or around your Georgia home, it’s safe to say that scorpions are probably pretty high on the list. Not that anybody would want any pests in their home, but the scorpion is especially known for its ominous appearance, with its large front claws, six pairs of eyes, eight legs, and the nimble, stinger-tipped tail that helps to give it the scary and ominous look of something really evil that’s come to do lots of harm.
The truth is, however, unlike the scorpions in the southwest U.S., the scorpions in Georgia are non-venomous. While there are a lot of scorpions in the state of Georgia – and they are capable of giving an intruder a painful sting – the scorpions in Georgia are wielding a venom that’s no stronger than a typical bee’s sting. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still hurt the unlucky victim. But luckily, it’s nothing that an ice pack and calamine lotion won’t help. Those with an allergic reaction to the sting can also take an antihistamine to lessen any possible effect.
The best way to avoid getting stung is to limit your exposure to scorpions by wearing gloves, proper socks, and shoes when working in the yard. In addition to limiting your personal exposure to scorpions, it’s also smart to limit your house and property’s exposure to scorpions by minimizing or eliminating the places where they can flourish and thrive, and the ways by which they gain entry into your structures. Moving debris and unnecessary objects such as rocks, bricks, and blocks away from the perimeter of your buildings, while storing firewood and lumber off the ground and away from the house, if possible. Because scorpions hide in vegetation, it also helps to keep that trimmed low and away from around the foundation of the buildings on your property.
Call Wild Trappers for Removal of Scorpions and Other Pests
While scorpions are small and relatively harmless, it doesn’t mean you should have to live with them in or around your home and property. Because female scorpions produce dozens of young at a time, each with an average life span of 3-5 years, a small problem can turn into a big one in just a short amount of time. That’s why it’s important to call Wild Trappers as soon as you decide that your scorpion issue might be getting out of hand. The experts at Wild Trappers will work to prevent pest entry into your structures by finding and sealing all potential entry points, such as cracks, crevices, and all the areas around your doorways, openings, pipes, and utility lines that enter the building. Best of all, our exclusion and repair work is guaranteed, so you can be confident in the work we do!
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