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Old 08-09-2009, 08:11 PM
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Borac acid or Borax around the perimeter of teh house supposedly dissoves the bodies of scorpions. We had a scorpion problem in our home and we re-weather stripped all the doors. None since. They can squeeze in really tight areas. I'm not sure what the people that lived in our house before us did...but evidently they did not believe in weather stripping!

Good luck. The kids like to trap them but now luckily they have to go outside to do it!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:14 AM
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Hello, there are snakes, spiders, AND scorpions just about everywhere in Texas.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:16 AM
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We moved here from up north and I too was terrified of snakes, spiders, etc.. We live north of Frisco even farther out in the country. Since I am paranoid as you are, stay away from water(ponds or lakes), heavily treed areas, and I try to keep the areas around the walls especially in the garage uncluttered. You do need to have regular treatments indoors and out by an exterminator. I also use glue traps around the house and many in the garage so I know it if anything is in here besides me. So far, the only snakes I have seen were in a pond. I did see a small one when there was construction of new homes in the neighborhood. As far as spiders, I too have seen Wolf spiders and jumping spiders but mostly outdoors. I think I had worse spiders up north! Don't use Lava Rock in your garden and you shouldn't see any scorpions. I am careful just because it makes sense to not stick my hands or feet in anything without looking first but I have never seen anything. I also made sure that my home was sealed around doors, windows, and behind appliances. I don't do the gardening I did up north but have calmed down alot in my fears of these things as they are not as bad as I imagined they would be. Actually, the worst thing I have to deal with is crickets. Don't let that stop you from coming here. It is great. I am just cautious of my surroundings. As far as the storms, sometimes they get a little scary but overall, life is much better here. Don't let your fear ruin your dreams. Believe me, you can't be more afraid than I was!!
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:58 PM
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Just put on YouTube my wife field dressing a snake I shot. Look up "gorgeous blonde girl skins a snake" and you can see it. Welcome to Texas!
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:17 AM
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Dude, the snake you shot is HOT!!
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:42 PM
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The snake in your photograph is a harmless diamondback water snake.
Also Texas rat snakes will not harm dogs
I am a herpetologist at UT Arlington.
Google herpetology UTA for my direct email
Or contact me at franklin@uta.edu
You can also find information via the DFW herpetological society

Carl Franklin
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by cherokeerose1809 View Post
Actually, the worst thing I have to deal with is crickets.
Crickets get in boots.
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