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Old 03-25-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Scorpions generally limit themselves to newer homes built on desert areas
From my personal experience, you don't have to live in a newer home to have a scorpion infestation, you just need to live where they live. For example, my home is 11 years old and we definitely have a scorpion problem in our area. We we live right in town but we are surrounded by their natural habitat. However, it is very common to see scorpions in brand new developments because of the ground being freshly dug up and they have been uprooted since some scorpions burrow underground. In all reality, we live in a big desert, so we always have to watch out for the little critters because they can and will show up amost anywhere in this great state of ours. Along with black widows, ants, roaches, crickets, bees, wasps, etc.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Along with black widows, ants, roaches, crickets, bees, wasps, etc.
Dont forget the tarantula hawks. If there is a single bug that creeps me out (yes, its possible), its those. Ugh. I had one buzz my head last June while hiking in the PMP. Im getting the chills just thinking about it.

Mommy!!!!!

lol
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Dont forget the tarantula hawks. If there is a single bug that creeps me out (yes, its possible), its those. Ugh. I had one buzz my head last June while hiking in the PMP. Im getting the chills just thinking about it.

Mommy!!!!!

lol
WOW! I did not even know they existed until now. I just googled them! My goodness.... Imagine if one buzzed your head with a tarantula in tow. Creeeeepy!
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Dont forget the tarantula hawks. If there is a single bug that creeps me out (yes, its possible), its those. Ugh. I had one buzz my head last June while hiking in the PMP. Im getting the chills just thinking about it.

Mommy!!!!!

lol
Really not sure I want to ask, but, do you have a picture of one?
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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ROFLMAO that was a classic. Do you know if they are natives or illegals.
hahaha, I'm sure they are natives with their life span, however, they are illegal in MY house!
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Really not sure I want to ask, but, do you have a picture of one?
I wasnt really sure I wanted to look at one myself, but here you go! Knock yourself out!

http://www.bugman123.com/Bugs/TarantulaHawk-large.jpg

*shivers*
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Ewww. Been here many many years never seen one of them. If I do I think I will call UNCLE,lol

Ama
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Ewww. Been here many many years never seen one of them. If I do I think I will call UNCLE,lol

Ama
Theyre brutally freaky! I love bugs and all, but those? "Uncle" is right!

My first experience was back in 1996 up in Winslow. We were staying at a campground and I went into the johns to take a whiz. While standing there I heard a big ol smack/thud/whack sound over and over. I looked up and there was a tarantula hawk repeatedly smacking against the light fixture. I froze. At one point it kinda fell outta the air about 1/2 way down to the floor and regained its flight and shot back up to the light. Ive never zipped my pants and run so fast in my life. Dangit, if I get a nightmare about them tonight, Im gonna have to blame myself for it!
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Calgary Canada
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Oh man, those things are huge.. I hate flying bugs more than anything.. Yellow jackets are the worst.. Little bastards that will chase and sting you for kicks.

I'd almost prefer a Tarantula hawk so I can see what i'm running from, lol.

Big bugs>Little Bugs
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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I wasnt really sure I wanted to look at one myself, but here you go! Knock yourself out!

http://www.bugman123.com/Bugs/TarantulaHawk-large.jpg

*shivers*
Not terribly gross to look at, but I certainly don't want to run into one!
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