Have you been enjoying these sweltering Oklahoma summer temperatures? You are not the only one..tiny predators known as scorpions are enjoying them too. Even though these arthropods thrive in the hot temperatures, they seek moist environments too. This explains why they can be found indoors when drought-like conditions set in.
Scorpions are nocturnal, they are most active during the evening hours. At night, they prey on small insects. During the sunlight hours, scorpions seek shelter underneath various objects.
There aren't many species of scorpions found in Oklahoma. The most common Oklahoma scorpion is the bark scorpion. This small, tan-colored scorpion can be found in, on, or near trees, loose bark, forest floor covering or woodpiles.
The bark scorpion can deliver a venomous sting. The sting can be extremely painful and tingling sensations can be expected but life-threatening reactions are rare. The sting can be treated the same as a bee or wasp sting.
Ready to rid your home of these tiny but powerful pests? An insecticide must be applied to the interior baseboards, exterior doors, windows and eaves of the home. Due to extreme temperatures scorpions tend to inhabit attics. Therefore, the attic must be treated with a powdered insecticide applied with a dusting machine.