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The Danger of Scorpions


Yuma Pest Blog

If you’ve ever encountered a scorpion, you’ll know better than anyone that they will leave a lasting impression in more ways than one. Scorpions are classified as arachnids, the same category as spiders, mites, and ticks. They’ve got eight legs, no backbone and are busiest during the night-time hours. Scorpions are venomous and easily spotted due to their distinct scissor looking-tail and front crab-like claws. Since they can be incredibly harmful to anyone or anything they come into contact with, here are a few fun facts from the professionals at Team Yuma Pest to help you better understand the potential dangers that result from scorpions. 

Where Do Scorpions Live

Scorpions can be found anywhere, but they are commonly associated with desert-like climates and areas within the southwestern states of the US. Scorpions like warm, dry climates and like to hide from the sun during the daylight hours. Scorpions can be found under just about anything, including boards, inside shoes, under piles of debris, and even in closets.

Can Scorpions Cause Harm

Contrary to what many believe, scorpions are actually not as dangerous as they look. Out of over 1,500 types of scorpions, only a few carry the type of venom that is dangerous enough to cause harm. That doesn’t mean that the sting of a scorpion won’t hurt, so it’s important to know what to do if you cross paths with one.

What Do I Do If I Encounter A Scorpion?

As with spiders and other not so welcoming pests, if you see a scorpion, there are a few different ways to handle it. If you are outside, just leave it alone. Scorpions rarely sting when they do not feel threatened, so if you’re in their environment, just respect their home. If you see a scorpion inside your home and are unsure if it is venomous or not, make sure to leave it to your local professionals at Yuma Pest Control. They’ve been serving the Arizona area for over 25 years and will make sure to handle all your pest control needs, guaranteed. 

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