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Unread 06-15-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Default Scorpions

How's is the Scorpion problem in areas like Gilbert and Chandler?? Here in Texas we only get them in certain areas of the city, like closer to the mountains or in new desert developments. Are these areas developed enough to not be affected, or do they still get quite a few??
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Unread 06-15-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I've lived in Phoenix since last August and haven't seen a scorpion except for at the zoo. But I live downtown. My parents live way out in Litchfield Park, since 2000, and have yet to see a scorpion. Even if you do see one, you will be fine.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Calgary Canada
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I hear they love to crawl in your ear cavity at night and lay eggs.. any truth to this?
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Unread 06-15-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I hear they love to crawl in your ear cavity at night and lay eggs.. any truth to this?

LOL, you're joking right? The smallest of scorpions in AZ are too big to fit in your ear. Plus I think you would feel it crawling on your face, since it has pretty thick body armor. Also, they try to avoid interacting with humans since it would serve them no purpose trying to sting humans.

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Unread 06-15-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Calgary Canada
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Heh, I was just having fun. Place is too serious sometimes
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Unread 06-15-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Heh, I was just having fun. Place is too serious sometimes
Thats what I thought. Yeah this place can be too serious sometimes, but we try to joke around once in a while, its not always easy though when people from "away" (like they say in Maine about non-locals) try to downplay this beautiful state and city.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Calgary Canada
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Exactly!

I'm moving next month and my first fear was Scorpions, now that is slim to none on my radar.. I'm more concerned with finding a house that doesn't suck.. ugh but that's another story.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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LOL, you're joking right? The smallest of scorpions in AZ are too big to fit in your ear
As adults, yes. As babies? They'd have no problem whatsoever fitting in your ear. They would probably never, ever, ever go into someone's ear, but never say never, right?



This scorpion, as an adult, can fit on a dime. That should give you an idea how small the babies are...
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Unread 06-16-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I'm concerned about my son, who I mentioned in another thread is handicapped. I don't know what kind of reaction he may have with all his problems. I found some info on other boards where some people have never seen them in their homes, while others just down the street are infested. In 14 years here in Texas, I've only seen 3 in the house. Hopefully that's the last 3 I'll ever see.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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I'm concerned about my son, who I mentioned in another thread is handicapped. I don't know what kind of reaction he may have with all his problems. I found some info on other boards where some people have never seen them in their homes, while others just down the street are infested. In 14 years here in Texas, I've only seen 3 in the house. Hopefully that's the last 3 I'll ever see.
Just play it safe and you should be fine.
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