Facts about Scorpions
Scorpions are closely related to spiders and ticks. There are 70 species of scorpions in the United States. The most dangerous is the Arizona Bark Scorpion which is found in the American southwest. They are nocturnal pests, meaning they hide during the day and are most active at night. They feed primarily on insects, especially crickets, spiders and cockroaches. However, scorpions can survive months without food, as long as they have a steady supply of water.
Frequently Asked Questions About Scorpions
First, remove any harborage sites around your home. This includes woodpiles, trash and other debris. Also, try and remove stones from around the house and store firewood at least twenty feet from the walls.
A scorpions sting usually results in mild symptoms, such as temporary pain, burning and localized swelling. Some species however possess dangerous venom which can be potentially fatal. Please consult a physician as soon as possible if you think you have been stung by one of these scorpions.