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Old 06-22-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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Haven't seen any scorpions and I constantly work in the garden. I ditto the comment on fire ants though. They are evil, however , the fire ant killer stuff works well and you can get it at home depot or lowes.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Yes, fire ants are vicious. I never saw one until I moved here at age 27 and won't forget the first bite. Never, ever try to pull weeds without a glove!!!
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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I remember living in Rome, GA, and my son, who was then less than two, got caught standing in a fire ant bed. By the time we got to him, he had easily two dozen bites and spent the evening in the ER for observation.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Of course I don't worry about moose here! I have to worry about hitting a deer by my house
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have lived in Dallas 22 years and never seen a scorpion. My husband grew up in Dallas and he was stung by one as a kid. As others have said, they must be pretty rare...which is a GOOD thing!
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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What you really have to watch out for is the horny toad.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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those are very common in lakewood, I hear.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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Well, personally I am an SMU Mustang!
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:03 PM
 
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I used to live in Shady Shores (near Denton) in a neighborhood of 2 acre properties. We had scorpions all over. I got stung in my bedroom twice and learned to check my shoes before putting them on. My neighbors had them in their houses also. Guess it's just something you get used to.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I've lived in Dallas my entire life and have never seen a scorpion - ever. We always lived in the city, however, so that might make a difference. I know scorpions were pretty common at my grandparents house, but they lived in Austin where it's pretty rocky.
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