When the hot summer heat hits here in East Texas, you may find these stinging pests finding their way into your home through cracks in walls. They are looking for a cooler, moist place to reside. While they eat other pests like cockroaches, crickets and spiders, their sting is enough to want anyone to make sure that they don’t stick around. While most cause reactions comparable to a bee sting, there are some more dangerous and even deadly species.
Scorpions have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping pinchers and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back ending with a venomous stinger. They are nocturnal pests so they tend to hide during the day and come out at night. During extreme heat they will come indoors looking for cooler environments.