Scorpions will often fall into plastic containers, sinks, glass jars, or light fixtures. Once they have found their way into one of these, they will be trapped by the slippery surface. Here are some photos of the AZ bark scorpion, the deadliest scorpion found in the US. Be careful not to get too close. They do sting and can possibly put you in the hospital. If you feel symptoms of shock or difficulty breathing then you should seek medical assistance immediately. Severe reactions and allergies tend to run within families. If you are allergic to other insect bites and stings then you have a higher risk of being allergic to scorpion stings.
Between 40 and 100 Americans have been reported to die annually from anaphylaxis to insects, although this number may be underestimated. (See: Allergy Statistics: NIAID)
Do scorpions come out of my drains?
Bark scorpions do not come up out of drains. The water traps in your drain prevent insects from entering through the sewage system. So while it is true that the local Phoenix and Mesa sewers have their cockroach problems, the roaches will not invade your home through the sewers. Typically after a hard ran they will scurry out of the sewers, on to the streets, and up your door step. There they will wait patiently for a door to open and hurry inside your cool home. Finding refuge in your walls, pantries, and medicine cabinets. But the good news is that scorpions will hunt down your cockroaches for you…. or you could just call a professional Phoenix Cockroach Control, Scorpion Control, and General Pest Control service.
Are little scorpions more dangerous than big ones?
There is a common misunderstanding when people say, “WATCH OUT FOR THE LITTLE ONES!” Yes. The smaller scorpion species is more dangerous. No. A little, as in younger or baby scorpion, is not any more dangerous than an adult. In fact, it’s arguable that the tiny, tiny, babies fresh off the mother’s back are not as deadly since they will have a shorter supply of venom. We do know that baby scorpions don’t carry the same protein in it’s shell as an adult scorpion.
Are there scorpions in your neighborhood?
Be sure to check out the Scorpion Report to find out if your home is in a scorpion zone.