Scorpions: The Dangerous Cousin?

Many people move to Arizona for the terrific quality of life. While that’s probably not why scorpions live here, these little eight-legged arachnids are a part of the local landscape. 

Of the nearly 100 species of scorpions in the United States, four are commonly found in Arizona: Bark Scorpions, Giant Hairy Scorpions, Stripetail Scorpions, and Yellow Ground Scorpions

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Are Scorpions Harmful?

  • Bark Scorpions have highly venomous stings that are dangerous, sometimes fatal, and extremely painful. It’s critical to seek medical attention after a bark scorpion sting.
  • Giant Hairy, Stripetail, and Yellow Ground Scorpions will sting if cornered or sense danger. Their stings are painful but aren’t likely to require medical attention. Exceptions include some instances when young children or older adults are stung.

What’s Attracting Scorpions Into Your Home?

  • Scorpions frequently seek shelter in homes or other buildings to escape the heat and light. They like the dark because it makes them feel safe—they can’t be seen as easily by predators—and they’re better able to sneak up on prey. Indoor environs also offer cooler temperatures, allowing scorpions to preserve water and regulate their body temperature.
  • Like all other animals, scorpions need water to survive. They often wander into homes through pipes, drains, and plumbing systems in hopes of quenching that thirst.
  • Scorpions’ diet consists of insects and other arachnids, as well as small lizards and mammals. If you have any of these pests in your home, scorpions may find their way inside for a meal.
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Ways to Fight the Scourge of Scorpions

  • Remove debris from the perimeter of your home. 
  • Seal any cracks around your house to keep scorpions from finding their way inside. You can refer to our scorpion home seal guide for ways to seal off your home from all manner of pests.
  • Remove sources of food.
  • Eliminate standing water and repair leaks in things like air conditioners and outdoor faucets. 
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