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Old 06-11-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I used to live in the Hill Country near Bandera and moved because of the scorpions. Are scorpions a problem in the city and suburbs of San Antonio?
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Usually they do not cause problems, but you might see one occasionally. If you do, just call pest control, they should be able to take care of it.
The Science of Scorpion Control : Our Unique Advantage - Bulwark Pest Control
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have tons in my yard/house, but they have never bothered me. I live just outside the city's official limits, but have a "San Antonio" mailing address. I had a coworker get stung at work last week, well inside the city.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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scorpions have lasted for centuries. they will find their way anywhere (inside/outside city limits).
weather is getting hotter and hotter, and when it gets hot and dries up, they become more active searching for cooler/moist areas.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I used to live in the Hill Country near Bandera and moved because of the scorpions. Are scorpions a problem in the city and suburbs of San Antonio?
You left the Hill Country because of scorpions? There are things you can do to seal your air vents and such so they don't get in....
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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Here is what you should know:
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publi.../ENT-68-08.pdf
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've seen more wild tarantulas than I have scorpions. As a matter of fact, last weekend was the first time I could recall ever seeing one. Still, they are not the desert scorpions they have in the Middle East; they are usually no worse than fire ants and are an important part of the ecological system here.

The stings from Texas scorpions produce only moderate reactions in most people because the poison has little affect on the nervous system. This Texas A&M site has great info on Texas scorpions, especially on how to keep them away from your home.

Fun Fact: Scorpions are also known to glow when exposed to certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light such as that produced by a blacklight, due to the presence of fluorescent chemicals in the cuticle!

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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... and you can skewer 'em and cook them over an open flame for a crunchy crispy treat!
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Everywhere: Photos: Scorpion Skewers
yep! if you can't kill them - eat them!
"The taste made me think of fried popcorn (if ever a thing such existed) and the texture being mostly made up of fried shell and very little meat, was crunchy and very oily (I suspect the taste of oil was what made me think of popcorn when I first bit in)."
Another way to eat scorpions is to dunk them in wine, cut off the stringer and poison sac. They are supposed to taste like raw shrimp. They can also be fried.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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That's just awesome....
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