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Old 12-05-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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We've had a few in our 9 years here. They're only about an inch long, and easily dispatched. Be grateful you aren't living in south GA.

Scorpions of Georgia | Gregs Natural History

The tree frogs are cute. They like to attach themselves to our glass doors.
Oh! Only an inch long! That makes me feel a lot better. I thought scorpions were several inches long.

Cute or not, I really don't want to find frogs in my house either.



Thanks for all the info!

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Old 12-05-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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I have seen scorpions quite a few times while camping in the north Georgia mountains but they're not very big and I hear their sting is not all that bad either. But my property tax bill--it is a LOT bigger and it stings real bad.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Couldn't resist.....

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Old 12-05-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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Excellent band. I liked their metal phase.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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LOL! In that case, I guess Atlanta can have Scorpions and hurricanes.


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Old 12-05-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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We've had a few in our 9 years here. They're only about an inch long, and easily dispatched. Be grateful you aren't living in south GA.

Scorpions of Georgia | Gregs Natural History

The tree frogs are cute. They like to attach themselves to our glass doors.
Lived in South Georgia for 23 years and now I'm in Atlanta and I've never seen one before in my life.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Yes- I saw one last August, did not know what it was. Took a picture sent it to the bug man. He said it was scorpion. I am not from the south and find all the insects a bit baffling, I'm not scared but never know what they are! I've been here 18months and have sent the bug man a few pictures!

I would note, My house does back onto quite deep forest land so everything seems to gravitate towards us.....snakeskin on driveway!
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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Scorpions are also visible every Labor Day in Atlanta when Dragoncon rolls into town.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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Sure scorpions are here. Why wouldn't they be?

I camped at Lake Allatoona and woke up with a scorpion under my sleeping bag in my tent. That was about 20 years ago. Lol. Scared last night's dinner out of me!
Also, saw a scorpion at 7 Stages theater in Lil 5 Points, but again that was like 20 years ago.

Every scorpion I've ever seen here was pretty small. Like a quarter.
Sure they're around lurking, but I wouldn't worry myself about avoiding them. Scorpions aren't really known for being overly invasive. They don't tend to like being around humans. They try to avoid us like we're the plague, so they most likely won't be in your house... Might get lucky and find 1 or 2 but don't count on it...
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Yes. I had them in my home when I first moved in. Pesticide was sprinkled around the perimeter of the house. Haven't seen any since. They're pretty small. Not like the desert scorpions. I think last year's 8 degree temps cut their lives short too.
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