Pest Control for Scorpions
When you hear about scorpions, you probably picture the deserts of the southwest in Arizona and New Mexico. In actuality, scorpions can live in many different habitats, including forests, grasslands, deserts, savannas, and rain forests. You don’t want to be caught unaware because scorpions can give you a painful sting if you aren’t paying attention. For this reason, it is helpful to learn how to prevent them around your home and family.
What are Scorpions
Scorpions are arachnids that have an elongated body, eight legs, two pincers, and are commonly about 2 inches long in size. They also have a segmented tail that can be arched over the back. This tail is tipped with a venomous stinger. Most scorpion stings feel very similar to a bee or wasp sting, but others can cause severe pain and swelling. In rare instances, scorpion stings can even cause difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis. These most serious symptoms are most likely to occur in sensitive populations like the very old, very young, or individuals that have allergies.