Scorpions

14.06.2011 Scorpions No Comments

Learn to Deal with Different Scorpions

Scorpions are generally gentle animals. They attack, though, if they feel threatened; and when they do, you’re going to feel a lot of pain. It’s because they just don’t sting. They inject venom into your body. If you have been stung by a dangerous scorpion, you may also be put yourself in a life-threatening situation.

If your home is infested with scorpions or you see them, learn how to deal with them. Here are our tips:

1. Don’t touch them. If you don’t know how to handle the scorpions, make sure that you don’t touch them. If you see them in your garden, it’s best if you leave it be. There’s a good chance that it’s simply passing by. If it’s in your house, you can immediately all a Chandler scorpion control or Austin scorpion control. They are not called gurus for nothing. Not only do they have the best pieces of equipment and products to ward off scorpions, but they also have the knowledge to kick them out of the house. They can also help ensure they don’t find in your home ever again.

2. Be careful when you’re in the wild. The problem with being far from home is you cannot immediately call on an Austin scorpion control or a Chandler scorpion control. You are usually out on your own. Besides carrying first aid kit, you also have to be more mindful of your surroundings. It’s best to research first what types of insects are found within the area. If there are scorpions, you may have to avoid lying-around logs, especially if they already have burrows. Make sure that you’re wearing a proper pair of shoes. The soles should be thick so scorpions cannot easily penetrate and sting your feet. You must also watch out if you happen to be in the desert. There are also plenty of scorpions out there. On the other hand, you don’t have to worry about finding scorpions underneath the water. They cannot live submerged in the water.

3. Don’t go out of your home without slippers or shoes. If you need to go out of your house, such as in your garden or yard, do so while wearing shoes or slippers. This is especially important if it’s dark. You don’t know that scorpions may be lurking around.

4. Don’t step on the scorpions. Again, go back to point no.1. If you see one, just allow it to move forward. If you don’t want it around, ask for an Austin scorpion control or Chandler scorpion control. When you step on them, you’re just making them more aggressive. Before you know it, they are already stinging you.

5. Use UV light. If you are living in Arizona, Las Vegas, or Texas, where scorpions are common, you can install UV-emitting light sources in your home. Unknown to many, scorpions exhibit fluorescence, which means they tend to glow when exposed to UV light. They only don’t if they have just shed off their old skin.

6. Keep your first-aid supply handy. Not everyone who’s been stung by scorpions exhibits signs and symptoms. But just to be sure, make sure the first-aid kit is easy to reach. Don’t forget to immediately wash the wound with clean water and soap to prevent infection. If you believe that symptoms are worsening, bring yourself to the nearest hospital. Clinics are not really recommended since the doctors may not be fully equipped to handle scorpion stings.

12.06.2011 Scorpions No Comments

Straightening Out the Different Scorpion Myths

Scorpions are often feared—and killed. The fear is further fed by the different myths that date back to hundreds of years ago. It’s time to end dispel the rumors and go straight to facts.

Scorpions are fatal. This is not completely true. For one, scorpions themselves don’t cause harm. It’s their venom that brings about several signs and symptoms, including elevated heart rate, swelling, and allergies. Second, not all scorpions have venoms. In fact, out of all the thousands of scorpion species in the world, only 25 of them have venoms that can be fatal to humans.

It’s also possible for humans to be stung by a scorpion and never know about it. The person may have a very strong immune system that prevents the body from experiencing very noticeable signs and symptoms.

In the United States, the most dangerous is the bark scorpion, which is often found in the southwest as well as in Arizona. Know, though, that death by scorpion stings has been uncommon for the past decades. This can be attributed to improved medical services and presence of Phoenix scorpion control and Las Vegas scorpion control exterminators in the country.

They love to live in homes. Not really. The basic habitat of scorpions is the wild. You’ll find a lot of them in the forests, higher-altitude tundra, and deserts, to name a few. However, there are times when they get inside your home in search of a good place to rest.

They are out to harm humans. There are hundreds of humans who are taking care of scorpions. This only proves that they didn’t exist in order to battle humans. Just like all the animals in the world, they are simply here to survive. They go out in order to hunt, using their venom to paralyze their prey. You may ask then, “Then why do they sting humans?” The answer is simple. It’s very similar to when a stranger intrudes your home. You immediately go into a defensive mode. Though some scorpions are aggressive, majority of them react and “attack” because they feel threatened by your presence or action. You may have accidentally stepped on them or sat on their home. Scorpions, in general, are very shy and reclusive.

They can breathe under the water. When you go out for a swim, you don’t have to be scared about stepping on scorpions. They don’t and cannot live under water. But it’s true that scorpions can hold their breaths for some time. They can also liver underneath burrows and caves for months, even without eating.

You cannot kill them with pest control products. If you’re living around 20 years ago, there’s a high chance that this would be true. With innovation and technology, among other things, this doesn’t hold true anymore today. Las Vegas scorpion control and Phoenix scorpion control companies, for example, already make use of the state-of-the-art and truly effective pest control products.

You instantly die when stung by scorpions. This all depends on your resistance. As we’ve mentioned, not all scorpions have venoms, and only very few die because of their stings. You are more susceptible if you are already suffering from a long-term illness, or you exhibit allergic reactions to their venom. If this happens, you can immediately bring yourself to a health care facility, preferably a hospital.

10.06.2011 Scorpions No Comments

The Different Scorpion Species in the World

Scorpions are classified as predatory arthropods. They don’t bite, but they sting. They can unload a lot of venom to their prey as a way of protecting themselves. This is also how they catch their meals. Though humans are generally not their type, they can’t help but strike with sting if they feel threatened by the Homo sapiens. Today, there are thousands of scorpion species spread across the globe. They are only missing in Antarctica.

Kinds of Scorpions

Listing them all, of course, will take us a lot of time, so let’s focus on the few interesting ones such as the following:

Albino Scorpion: Albino scorpions are very hard to find. In fact, many believe they are completely non-existent, though a number have been found in Mexico. There are two distinct physical features of these scorpions. First they lack color, which means they are white. They also seem to lack a pair of eyes. They are mostly found in caves.

Bark Scorpion: One of the most dangerous scorpion species in the world is the bark scorpion. They are usually very large with interesting patterns on the back. They also fluoresce or glow strongly when exposed under ultraviolet light, unless they have just shed off their old skin. The bark scorpions are aplenty in the southwest side of the United States, as well as in Arizona. It is extremely life threatening to adults who experience allergic reactions to their venom, and to children, especially if they already have an existing respiratory-related illness.

Black Scorpion: This is mostly found in the wilder regions of Asia, particularly in Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. It lives most of its life among natural debris or log, though you may spot it once in a while crawling on the ground looking for food. It may also create a burrow for itself perhaps for protection or shelter. Black scorpions don’t produce very lethal venom, but that doesn’t mean the sting is not going to hurt. This is because the stinging barb is much bigger or fatter. The black scorpions are also bigger than the others.

Stripe-tailed Scorpion: Like the bark scorpion, the stripe-tailed scorpion usually lives in New Mexico as well as in Arizona. It is one of the biggest scorpions you’ll ever find. It feeds on tiny invertebrates and other scorpions. Though it lives mostly in sandy soil and rocky hills, it may also survive and live conveniently inside your home, such as inside your bag or within your closet. Despite being called the devil scorpion, it doesn’t pose a very grave threat to humans. Further, it is distinguished from its relative, the black scorpion, through the tan stripes in its tail.

Gold Scorpions: You will never miss out on the gold scorpions. They are not only huge, but they are also prominently tan or gold, hence, the name. They are mostly found in Europe and Asia, but they can still thrive in any deserted region or dry forest. They prefer to burrow themselves deep for protection, and they’re good in doing it. They are known to be very aggressive, and their venom is one of the deadliest in the world. This may be the reason why they are called the Death Stalker scorpion. They usually fight with their claws, though their venom can cause symptoms almost immediately.

It’s common for those who are living in Arizona to meet scorpions because of its hot climate and presence of a huge desert. However, it’s going to be such a headache if your home is infested by it. Your lack of knowledge and tools may prevent you from handling them properly. Worse, you may place yourself in worse danger.

08.06.2011 Scorpions No Comments

Top Tips on How to Handle Scorpion Stings

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t instantly die if you get stung by a scorpion. However, you can surely expect that it’s going to hurt—a lot. If you’re already suffering from a respiratory or any long-term illness, you may find yourself in a more dangerous situation. This is the time when the sting is most likely going to kill you.

It’s a good thing therefore that there are many ways on how to treat scorpion stings. Let’s begin with the following:

Don’t panic. It’s normal for you to really go panicky when you are stung by a scorpion stings. You simply need to make use of a soap and water. Allow the water to run through your wound while you rub it with soap. Make this a habit too until your wound starts to heal.

Don’t do anything with the scorpion. Don’t touch it even it appears to be already harmless or dead. There’s a good chance it still has some life left and has the power to sting some more.

Don’t slash your wound. One of the most traditional methods of treatment includes slashing the wound and allowing the blood to flow, in the hopes you can get rid of the venom. You actually cannot. Worse, you’re making yourself more susceptible to wound infection. Just allow the blood to go out of the wound, clean it, and if you experience symptoms, see a doctor.

Proceed to a hospital. If you really don’t feel comfortable treating the scorpion sting all by yourself, then bring yourself to the hospital. It’s not ideal to proceed to a nearby clinic, since majority of the doctors there don’t have enough capacity or equipment to treat you for the sting. In hospitals, you have dozens of specialists who can help you properly and immediately.

Don’t suck the venom. Don’t convince others to do it for you too. Venom can move from you to the other person, and it may cause the development of ulcers in the mouth. It may also place their lives in danger.

Use cold compress. Cold compression can reduce the swelling and pain caused by the scorpion sting. It may also slow down the circulation of venom.

12.01.2011 Scorpions No Comments

Where are the Scorpions in the Winter?

As the summer comes to a close many people know that they are going to start seeing less scorpions. The question is where are they? Or where are they going? Well I’m afraid the answer to that question is no more comforting than actually seeing them. When the temperature starts to drop below 85 degrees scorpions begin to look for a place to hibernate for the winter. And unfortunately that usually ends up being in our walls. Now at this point most people go with the old saying “out of sight out of mind” and while that may save you a few dollars during the winter it could mean big problems for the next summer. The problem we have is that in the desert we don’t have weather cold enough to freeze and kill any Scorpions so when the temperature starts to warm up again our little venomous friends comeback with just as many as the year before. That’s not too bad because hey we lived with them once before so I’m sure we can manage another summer with them again. But now it’s spring and like most of the other creepy crawlies its breeding season again so now you have double the problems from the year before crawling around in your walls. A scorpion can live up to 6 years and in some cases up to 25 years. Each time they give birth they can have anywhere from 25-35 babies. So you can see where you may end up if you go untreated. Some people will continue to see scorpions through the winter months. In this case they tend to have a more severe problem than most. So is there a solution? Yes there is, I would suggest that you start a service if you don’t already have one regardless of the time of year and if it happens to be winter you may even get better results because they are going to be more concentrated in one area so that when your exterminator treats your home he gets a better kill. By the time summer comes around and it warms back up you will have fewer problems and in most cases a good company will have the problem solved.

23.04.2010 Scorpions 12 Comments

Scorpion Story

Scorpion Story

Recently a concerned father called me about a scorpion problem. He said that a bark scorpion had just stung his wife and 3-year-old son. The call came in at about 6:30 am as this had just happened. While on the phone he said that his wife was at the hospital with their little boy because he was having a hard time breathing and during our conversations he got a call from his wife up dating him on the condition of his son. He learned that his sons’ condition had gotten worse and was being transported to primary children’s. I followed up with the family a couple weeks later and found out that the little boy had made a full recovery. Cases like this are very rare and it fortunately had a positive outcome. Had the boy been younger there could have been a much worse outcome. I encourage all who have scorpions in their home or around the neighborhood to search for a company that will give you the guaranteed service needed to protect your children from this unnecessary experience. Please give me a call and I would be happy to help any way that I can.

03.04.2010 Scorpions 5 Comments

Which scorpions do you have?

Which scorpions do you have? That is a very good question. I have made a quick reference for you to use in identifying which species of scorpion you have in your home. So check it out and know who your enemy is.

The Scorpion Guy

Bark Scorpion:

The Bark Scorpion is one of the most deadly species in the world. It can administer fatal stings if you experience an allergic reaction or are a child. The Bark Scorpion is mostly found in Arizona and the south west United States.

 

 

The Striped Tailed Scorpion:

The Striped Tailed Scorpion is less dangerous than the Bark Scorpion. Their stings are rarley fatal.The Striped Tailed Scorpion is found mainly in the sounth western United States, from Texas to California.

 

 

The Giant Hairy Scorpion:

The Giant hairy Scorpion is very rare to and normally found in more wilderness settings. It is mainly found in the sounth western United States, from Utah to New Mexico.

 

 

Centruroides hentzi:

The Centruroides hentzi Scorpion is found mostly in on the South East coast of the United States It does not have a common name to my knowlledge.While it is not cosidered deadly it does administer a very painful sting.

 

 

01.04.2010 Scorpions No Comments

Scorpion stings are on the rise as Valley temperatures heat up.

Scorpion stings are on the rise as Valley temperatures heat up. Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center reported 66 calls for scorpion stings in the past week. That’s up from 49 calls in the previous week. Poison Control officials say the warmer weather is bringing out the creepy crawly desert creatures.

01.04.2010 Scorpions No Comments

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24.03.2010 Scorpions 5 Comments

The Arizona Bark Scorpion

bark scorpionThe Bark Scorpion is one of the most deadly species in the world. It can administer fatal stings if you experience an allergic reaction or are a child. The Bark Scorpion is mostly found in Arizona and the south west United States.

 

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