Bark Scorpion Identification

What are bark scorpions?

Bark scorpions are a small species with adults only growing to about two to three inches in length. Their bodies are a brownish-yellow or tan color. Their tails and claws are more slender than other species. 

Like most other species of scorpions, bark scorpions are nocturnal and a type of predator. They feed on insects like cockroaches, crickets, and beetles. Helping to control populations of nuisance and dangerous insects makes bark scorpions an important part of the ecosystem. However, bark scorpions are only helpful when living outside and away from our yards; they are dangerous and unwanted pests when living near people. 

a bark scorpion in a back yard

Are bark scorpions dangerous?

Bark scorpions are one of the most dangerous species of scorpions living in the United States. Their venom is potent enough to trigger serious allergic reactions. A reaction to bark scorpion venom can be lethal, especially in young kids, small pets, or the elderly. 

If you ever suspect that a bark scorpion has bitten you or a family member, it is always best to seek medical attention to manage the symptoms appropriately. 

Why do I have a bark scorpion problem?

If your yard provides scorpions with a habitat they can thrive and offers them regular access to food and water, bark scorpions will take advantage. 

Things like outdoor trash cans, gardens, trees, and outdoor eating areas attract hungry insects and then the hungry bark scorpions that like to feed on insects.

Moisture also attracts bark scorpions; despite living in desert habitats, they require reliable water sources. Therefore clogged gutters, leaking pipes, and dripping air conditioners can cause pooling water that bark scorpions will take advantage of. 

Where will I find bark scorpions?

Bark scorpions are exceptional climbers and typically hang out up off the ground. Outside bark scorpions live and hide on large rocks, behind loose tree bark, and within woodpiles. 

These pests will hang out on the warm sunny exteriors of our homes, and as they climb up the walls or are following prey, they can find their way indoors. Naturally warm and humid areas of a home are where you are most likely to run into bark scorpions like kitchens, bathrooms, crawl spaces, and attics. 

How do I get rid of bark scorpions?

Evolve Pest Control will solve all of your Texas, Nevada, and St. George, Utah property's bark scorpion problems. We understand how unwanted and dangerous bark scorpions are on residential and commercial properties and provide pest control solutions that are both eco-friendly and effective.

With an extensive service area covering Dallas/Fort Worth and the Las Vegas/Mesquite Metro, our trained and experienced service technicians perform thorough inspections and advanced treatments to find and eliminate bark scorpions and prevent them from returning. 

To request your free quote and get started with your high-quality service, contact Evolve Pest Control today!

How can I prevent bark scorpions in the future?

In addition to our professional bark scorpion services, the following tips will help to keep scorpions off your property:

  • Remove things from your yard that bark scorpions like burrowing under, such as rock piles, fallen trees, landscaping ties, and brush piles.

  • Don't place woodpiles near the outside of your home.

  • Seal cracks in the foundation of your house.

  • Make sure screens in windows and doors are intact and have weatherstripping.

  • Repair any leaky pipes, fixtures, and dripping air conditioners.

  • Keep outdoor lights off as much as possible to avoid attracting the insects that bark scorpions like to hunt to the outside of your house.

  • Keep storage areas neat and organized. Lots of clutter and debris can hide scorpions. 

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