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Old 03-22-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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So, I found a baby scorpion in the hallway this morning outside of my child's room! I had no idea they were even around here.

I am a little freaked out. If the baby was inside, does that mean the mommy is in here, too? It was alive...

Right now we are only exterminating outside of our house -- does exterminating indoors get rid of them?

How much of a problem are scorpions around here?
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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OK, after I posted this I did enough research to see that they are not deadly...

but, does exterminating get rid of them? And does that mean I have more than one?
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I am still kind of a newbie myself, but I think exterminating inside would indeed, um, exterminate them.
I found a tiny scorpion inside my laundry room my first month in Florida (this was late 2005.) Mildly freaked out, I captured it in a little pill bottle and put it in the freezer.
Later I felt bad.
If it happened today, I would probably capture it then let it go in the woods.
Anyway, I haven't seen a scorpion since then.
I have seen a few monster spiders--at school, not at home.
I just catch them and take them outside.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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welcome to FLA!
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I've had scorpions in the house .

It's common with new construction, you can find them around/in the houses for a few years after the construction ends.

There are 2 kinds, and neither are deadly .

Here's an earlier discussion we had about them:

Pest control and scorpion
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Middleburg, FL
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I have had them in the house before as well. None of those stung me, but early one morning I was stung outside by a large scorpion on the handrail of my steps. I will save the details of the bite, but I am still alive
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Middleburg, FL
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I've seen one small scorpion in the 6+ years I've been here (knock on wood).

It was in my neighbor's house, in a neighborhood with lots of new construction. It's hard to say if the scorpion you saw was a baby or adult, since not many (some, but not many) of the scorps around here get big.

If you are allergic to bee/wasp stings, then get to the ER quickly if stung by a scorp. If you're not allergic, the sting isn't life threatening (but it is, by all accounts, quite painful). Also, I'd take any small child or frail elderly person to the ER if they get stung, just to be on the safe side.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I have had them in the house before as well. None of those stung me, but early one morning I was stung outside by a large scorpion on the handrail of my steps. I will save the details of the bite, but I am still alive
So what happened Eric? Was it a Bark scorpion (the big brown-black ones)?

My dad was helping me repair a fence when his hand came really close to a Florida Bark scorpion - the scorpion chose to move, otherwise he would have been stung .

Was it very painful? Did it kill a lot of tissue around the bite? I'm morbidly curious .
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
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Never use pesticides around your children. You are more likley to harm your child than the bugs - I was DOD Certified in Pest Control. Ask about IPM (Integrate Pest Management) and the use of controls without chemicals
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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Don't you just love living in the south. Here's a little Burma Shave jingle for Jax:

In banana republics
Watch out for scoprion stings
Brown recluses, banana spiders too
None will make you want to sing.
... Jacksonville
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