Scorpions in Georgia: What You Need to Know

Scorpions in Georgia: What You Need to Know

Some pests can be frightening, especially scorpions. Despite popular belief, scorpions are not as dangerous as you think, and their stings are only as potent as a bee or wasp. However, you still do not want scorpions in your home. Luckily, in Georgia, there are only two scorpions that you need to know about to protect your home and family.

Here are the two primary scorpions in Georgia: 

  1. Southern Devil Scorpion: these creatures are usually light or dark brown, and are one of the most common scorpion species in Georgia
  1. Striped Bark Scorpion: these creatures look exactly like their name, and they tend to have a dark black or brown stripe down the middle of their body and have long tails

When looking out for these two scorpions around your home, they tend to be black, brown, or gray in color. They are about 2.5 to 3 inches in size, and most people are able to recognize them from their claws and tails, which is what makes them appear a lot scarier than they are. If you see a scorpion in your home, here are some ways you can prevent that: 

How to Prevent Scorpions in Your Home: 

  1. Install Door Sweeps

All pests can get into homes through openings. The most common openings for scorpions to enter homes are through the spacing under doors. In order to avoid this, it is important to install door sweeps to offer a tight seal that protects scorpions from entering your home. 

  1. Clear Away Debris From Your Home

With scorpions, it is detrimental to keep debris such as firewood away from your home. Scorpions tend to hide in areas of wood or leaves, so if you do have firewood outside, you should always keep it at least 30 feet away from your home to avoid attracting scorpions. 

  1. Get Rid of Other Pests

Funny enough, scorpions tend to go where other creatures are living as well. Scorpions are attracted to a steady food supply, so it is advisable to get rid of all other pests in your home to avoid having scorpions roaming around. You can do this by applying a pest control granule in a 10-15 foot radius around your house. 

And, of course, giving our pros a call over at Bug House to consistently spray your home is what will ultimately help keep scorpions away! You can give us a call at 706-309-0881.