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Old 08-20-2008, 12:28 AM
 
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Can scorpions climb up through the drainage system ? We just found a scorpion in the master bath sink. We have all our fan vents and A/C vents have nets. So the only thing we can think of are the drainage pipes. Master bath is upstairs. So far, this is the first for the year. Wonder if its the rain or was it already in the drains and came out now. Freaking my wife out a bit.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:43 AM
 
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Don't replace any parts in the bathroom just yet, they normally crawl on the ceiling and fall on you while your sleeping.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't know but was it black? I always see tan colored scorpions but lately I have seen black scorpions and I have never seen them before. I live out in the country and scorpions actually don't come in our house. I see them outside sometimes though.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:31 AM
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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Don't replace any parts in the bathroom just yet, they normally crawl on the ceiling and fall on you while your sleeping.
Sweet Dreams!
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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Wait until you realize that your house is infested with brown recluses. All spider predators will become welcome guests. My fiance used to capture scorpions inside our house and release them outside (yes, she's a bleeding heart). Now I capture scorpions outside and release them inside.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yes, scorpions can crawl up through drains. They can live through a toilet flushing and crawl right back up...not to say that they always do, but it takes a lot to "drown" a scorpion. Best thing to do is to step on them!!

Oh...so if wife is freaked don't tell her this info.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: SW Austin & Wimberley
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All spider predators will become welcome guests. My fiance used to capture scorpions inside our house and release them outside (yes, she's a bleeding heart).
We never kill them. Always toss them out into the grass. It's bad luck to kill a scorpion. The stings don't hurt that bad. I've been sung a lot.

My wife made me move our bed once because she was convinced that the one that stung me that time dropped from the A/C vent. I think it simply crawled up the covers, but the bed got moved nonetheless. She still won't sleep under a vent to this day, and she's never been stung at all, just me.

Steve
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin Steve - that is funny!! That sounds exactly like something I would do to my husband!
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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Well, I have seen that with my own eyes, watched one drop from a vent and another time from a light fixture, so indeed no beds under any ceiling opening..
They can also "catch a ride in" , they love cardboard boxes stored in the garage for instance..
You cannot seal a house tight enough to keep them out, call a pest service and eventually they will be a thing of the past in the house. Perimiter defense of poison works best for us..
Cheers and good luck
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Yeah, I can hardly wait to check out the house after 3 weeks away! No telling where the little critters will be hiding! Catch and release, huh...I'll have to give that one some thought.
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