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Old 07-09-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I got stung today and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Bee stings have felt a lot worse. My shorts were on a peg on the wall in my closet and when I put them on I felt a sting on the back of my thigh. I felt and shook the pant leg and found nothing. Took off the shorts and a small scorpion fell to the floor. My first sting after 22 years in this house. We have found them in the house on several occasions but never in clothing. Wet weather seems to drive them inside.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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I haven't seen any in two years here until the last month. I've killed three. Bug guy came out as scheduled and said what tibbar mentioned...they don't like the water and seem to invade when it rains a lot. That would seem to make sense since there was a drought until this year. I'm just surprised because they were bigger than I thought they'd be. All three were at least 3 inches long.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Strangely we found them to be worse during the drought. Either way, we have found NOTHING that keeps them out of our bed at night. We have just become accustomed to flinging the sheets at night and checking all clothing before it is put on. I will mention that we live in newer housing which they seem to be worse in.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:10 AM
 
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They come up the drains ... okay Im plugging mine during the summer. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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We once found one crawling out of the overflow hole in the bathroom sink. Another dead in the kitchen sink when we came back from a trip. All ours have been small so far and most have been in the back half of the house that backs to a greenbelt/wet weather creek. I think I am going to look for some copper mesh and stuff the weep holes in the stonework with it.

Last edited by tibbar; 07-10-2010 at 03:44 PM.. Reason: Picture was WAY TO BIG!!
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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Nasty business, these scorpions. When our house was new and there was a lot of construction in the subdivision we definitely had a lot more of them. Now (5 years later) we have about 2 per month during the spring and summer. They have never been in our bed or in our clothes, thank goodness. We only see them on the floor. We have an exterminator come every quarter. Although the chemicals don't get rid of the scorpions entirely, they do appear to move kind of slowly and seem affected. At least that means they can't outrun us.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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We used Cykick around the perimeter of the house and haven't seen a scorpion in awhile. It isn't cheap but seems to be effective.

The scorpion spray the exterminator was using only put them to sleep (Scorps would roll over on their back like they were dead and would wake up a few hours later)
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:12 AM
 
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Scorpions in the house?! YOW!
How dangerous are they? Like a bee sting, or more poisonous?

Since the post, I DID get bitten once. The pain was unbelievable. It was as if a small knife penetrated through my toe. Of course, the shock of a sudden pain was just as bad. Amazingly, my cats seem to how to handle them. I usually know they are there because cats get all curious and follow them. So far, they didn't get to my cats yet. Scary thoughts!
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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It may sound wierd, but I love the scorpions around my house. Of course I don't like them when they're in the house, but usually those are just babies that fell of their mother's back. It's quite difficult for an adult sized scorpion to get inside your house if there aren't large cracks allowing them inside. I live in Phoenix, AZ and had a horrible cricket problem until 2009. Those damned things would drive me crazy at night with their noise, plus I was killing 10 to 15 a night inside my house. Professional pest control services didn't make much of a difference either. Although I have scorpions around my house since then, and I ocassionally see a small/baby scorpion inside my house, I NO LONGER HEAR THOSE DAMNED CRICKETS!!! Thank God!!! I recently purchased a UV LED flashlight. Scorpions glow green in the dark with the light, so I'll check for them inside the house at night. I'll only find one or two every month or so. If I see them outside, I let them live. They're protecting me from that annoying cricket sound. I have yet to be stung, but I also use my UV flashlight if I get up at night for a pit stop, just in case. We have a small Datchund dog who has probably been stung outside 3 or 4 times based on unexplained swelling for a couple of days, but she acts normal otherwise, even when we notice the swelling.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:32 AM
 
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eh.....

we killed no less than 30 full grown scorpions in our house last year. glad we moved out of that ryland pos...
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