Scorpion Facts & Myths


Scorpions can breathe under water, False. Scorpions cannot breathe under water but they can however hold their breath for up to 6 days. So if you happen to find one in the bottom of your pool I would recommend using a net or glove to fish it out.

Scorpions can climb anything, False. Scorpions cannot climb Glass. If you have children that sleep in a crib at night it is a good idea to put the legs of the crib inside mason jars if they will fit. That will help to scorpion proof your child’s crib while they sleep.


Scorpions cannot die from pest control, False. With the advance products on the market today there are some products that are made especially for scorpions. They now have what is called micro encapsulated products that will absorb through the exoskeleton of the scorpion.


Scorpions can go a long time without eating, True. Scorpions can go up to 6 months without eating anything and be just fine.


Scorpions are deadly, True. However very rarely does anybody die from a scorpion sting and only the AZ bark scorpion is considered to be deadly. If stung the Venom would cause anaphylaxis and if bad enough would be the cause of death. This is usually more common with small children and pets.


Scorpions are more active in the summer, True. Scorpions are more active in the summer due to the increase in the bug population such as crickets (there food of choice).

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