Texas has had record setting temperatures this summer and no rain, not ideal weather for humans, but in contrast great for Scorpions. Scorpions are arachnids, close relatives of spiders. Scorpions are known for there scary appearance that includes not only 2 claws but also a large tail that angle over their back with a stinger attached. Scorpions thrive in dry land areas, so this heat and lack of rain is the perfect environment for them. Absolute Pest Management of Austin Texas knows that dealing with this problem can be a real nuisance, when they interact with humans they are prone to stinging as a defense when there disturbed. The most common Scorpion in Texas is the Striped Bark Scorpion which measures in at 2 ½ inches. This species is very fast and uses its small size to hide in small places. Most Scorpions including the Striped Bark Scorpion become active at night while hiding during the day time. The Striped Bark Scorpion mates from spring through the fall and has litters of anywhere from 13 to 47. They like to hide under rocks, clothing, couches, boards, and other cool areas they can fit under. If you come into contact with a Scorpion use extreme caution, there sting is extremely painful and the pain can linger for up to 3 days. While death from a Scorpion’s sting is uncommon it can happen, if you are stung by a Scorpion of any kind contact Poison Control immediately. Make it a priority to have your home or business sprayed for scorpions on a regular basis, don’t wait until you get the nasty sting from a Scorpion. Absolute Pest Management has served Central Texas since 1999 and is a leading expert in all Pest Control including Scorpions.