Florida Scorpion Pest Control
Offering Homeowners The Comprehensive Florida Scorpion Pest Control Services
Did you know Florida has scorpions? In fact there are three species of scorpions in our state. In many cases when heavy rains fall, the waterlogged environment can drive scorpions indoors where it is drier. While not as poisonous as their Middle Eastern counterparts, the sting from a Florida scorpion can still pack a painful punch. Luckily, Super D Pest Control has you covered and can protect you and your family with our Florida scorpion pest control service.
Types Of Scorpions In Florida
Florida has three main species of scorpions: the Florida Bark Scorpion, the Hentz Striped Scorpion, and the Guiana Striped Scorpion.
The Florida Bark Scorpion is the largest of the Florida scorpions growing up to 4 inches. They live in the tropical areas of Florida with reddish black to brown coloring. They are very fast and pack a painful (non fatal) sting.
The Hentz Striped Scorpion is most common in Florida and is found living statewide. This species is typically two to three inches with a tan to dark brown color. They can be distinctly noticed by the yellowish green stripes across their abdomen. They have a tooth behind their venom bulb and are known for eating cockroaches.
The Guiana Striped Scorpion is the least common in Florida and is found only in Miami / Monroe county areas. They range in size from one to three inches and have a yellowish coloring with a brownish section on their backs. When stung by a Guiana Striped Scorpion the effects can last 1-5 hours.
What to Know / Are Florida Scorpions Dangerous?
Just like spiders, scorpions are categorized as arachnids and each have eight legs. Spiders have a pair of fangs they use to inject venom. Scorpions have a stinger located at the end of their tail to inject venom. Scorpions also have a pair of pinchers. Both nocturnal animals, scorpions feed on spiders, termites, and small insects.
The Florida scorpion species can not produce a fatal sting to humans but can be highly painful lasting several hours and sometimes causing allergic reactions. Children and elderly are at higher risk after being stung. Florida scorpions are not aggressive and the most likely cause of being stung is if they feel they are in danger.
Are Florida Scorpions Dangerous?
Scorpions eat the insects they find inside and outside your home, so they may move into a home if they detect the presence of insects. They make their way indoors through gaps, under doors / windows, plants, furniture and boxes. Once inside, scorpions will look for dark, cool, damp hiding spots: garages, crawl spaces, kitchen / bathroom cabinets and even closets and bed sheets.
Do I Need A Professional Florida Scorpion Pest Control Service?
If you find one scorpion in your home, most likely, there are more. Being left untreated will increase your chances of coming into contact with them. Super D Pest Control can help treat windows, doors, and the foundation of your home to prevent them from getting inside. Adding this extra layer of protection while removing debris, vegetation, and sealing cracks will help prevent an infestation.
Super D Pest Control has the knowledge, skills, and equipment necessary to effectively identify and remove the Florida scorpion species and other pests from your home and lawn. Protecting you and your loved ones from an unexpected encounter and keeping you safe. Give us a call at 727-433-5310 for a free consultation or email us using the contact form below. We look forward to serving you!