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Bark Scorpion Photos

scorpion ready to sting 300x155 Bark Scorpion PhotosScorpions 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)

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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?

Scorpion pest control 300x235 Bark Scorpion PhotosThere 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. az bark scorpion control 150x150 Bark Scorpion Photos

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.

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Phoenix Scorpion Season is Just Beginning

Scorpion Reports are starting to flow in.  Want to find Phoenix Scorpion Hot Spots? Our Phoenix Exterminator has a map of scorpion reports in your neighborhood to help you determine if you need Phoenix Scorpion Pest Control. Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler are all mapped with high scorpion density.  Awatukee, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Carefree tend to have a slightly higher scorpion call volume most likely due to the extensive dessert landscaping found in these areas.  Scorpions are found in Anthem and Maricopa as well but are a bit more spotty.  The West valley of Peoria, Glendale, and Suprise will also see moderate scorpion activity.

VIEWER ADVISORY: The following video gives a real example of the health hazards associated with scorpion stings. The images may be frightening to those that have pest fears.

Banner Poison Control Center reported 100+ calls of scorpion stings so far this month. The hospital officials say this is a substantial increase from the last month.  Your Bulwark pest control expert in the Phoenix metropolitan area says prime scorpion season is just beginning. Scorpions are most active between 75 and 90 degree weather.  As scorpions come out of the winter season and their less active dormant like or hibernation state they will began to mate and in 3 months will give live birth. A typical scorpion litter is 30-35 scorpion babies  but they can have up to 100 babies at a time.  Luckily scorpions will most likely only reproduce once per year since their gestation period is 3 months and the babies remain on the the mothers back for 2 to 4 weeks after that, leaving little chance for another reproductive cycle prior to winter.

The Scorpion Guy, AJ, is estimating that 80% of his phone current calls for pest control in Phoenix are scorpion related service requests.  Scorpion stings are climbing as temperatures go up.

Most stings are not fatal. But children are more likely to need medical attention as their bodies cannot metabolize as much venom as a grown adult. Most complications come in the form of allergic reactions to the venom. Mexico, which is home to similar dessert bark scorpions still reports a number of deaths per year due to scorpion stings. Mostly from the lack of a close hospital to help treat the victims. If a scorpion sting proves to be fatal it will happen within 24 hours of the sting. Those with sever reactions should seek medical attention immediately. Sever reactions are changes in breathing patterns, dilation of pupils, uncontrolled spasms, and paralysis.

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Scorpion stings are common at night because scorpions are nocturnal by nature. The best advice we can give for parents is that you place mason jars or glass bowls under your child bed’s footings, and that move the beds 6 to 8 inches away from the walls. Scorpions can climb walls and will often fall from the wall onto bed or from the ceiling onto the bed.

Last year’s heavier rains will contribute to more vegetation and that will contribute to more bugs which means more scorpion food, which means more scorpion activity. 2010 Scorpion Forecast is looking high.

From your Phoenix Pest Controller, check your shoes and make that a start of a scorpion free day.

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