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Old 09-26-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Default Snakes or Scorpions?

Snakes are more venemous and deadly sure, Pancho Villa, but the danged scorpions get inside the house, snakes not so easily get inside.
Years ago, 1985, Wife was putting away kid's clean and folded laundry when she drew her hand back in pain there was a scorpion , sitting on top of the laundry- it stung her right palm. It wasn't that bad , slightly worse than a bee sting.
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Some of the snakes in that area are much more dangerous than any scorpion!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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I think I have just about been talked out of the Texas hill country area. As beautiful as it is, I can't get used to the idea of living with scorpions in my house. It seems like such a common problem that I think I would be constantly paranoid about it and that's no way to live. Maybe I'll check out Lake Sam Rayburn or even look at areas in Arkansas. Although I'm sure these nasty little critters exist there as well, I've never heard of them being quite as much of a problem in these areas. Thanks for all the replys.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I think I have just about been talked out of the Texas hill country area. As beautiful as it is, I can't get used to the idea of living with scorpions in my house. It seems like such a common problem that I think I would be constantly paranoid about it and that's no way to live. Maybe I'll check out Lake Sam Rayburn or even look at areas in Arkansas. Although I'm sure these nasty little critters exist there as well, I've never heard of them being quite as much of a problem in these areas. Thanks for all the replys.
Read this and good luck!

Discover Entomology at Texas A&M University - Extension Publications
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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I don't think you should let scorpions being the only reason you discount a location. They can be controlled at least by a good exterminator and I don't think they should be feared any more than bees or spiders.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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This thread got me thinking about when we moved out on Bandera Road back in the 60's. My dad and I would go out about 9PM with ice picks and kill the scorpions on the side of the brick house. We would kill 50-75 per night for several years before we found out about Boraxo. Between the scorpions, camel crickets, grand daddy long legs, and wasps, there was always a war going on. Unfortunately, my dad lost the war to the wasps that killed him. For those not in the know, you need to keep Benedryl in the house/car/truck as a just in case. Should you have a reaction to the insect bite, you have 3 minutes to get the Benedryl in the stomach. After that, yer gonna choke to death as the airway swells cutting off the air. Not a great way to go at any age. So if you don't have any at home, buy some and make sure everybody in the house knows the drill. Don't watch a loved one choke to death- it's not pretty. What's more tragic is that it happens far too often and the deaths are preventable with very little money invested.
Deadly Bee Stings, Severe Allergic Reactions - ABC News

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