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Old 11-19-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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Does anyone live in an area of South Chandler (Ocotillo) or Queen Creek, South Gilbert, that doesn't have a scorpion problem> or do you all have them once in awhile? Please, no lectures on how i should just learn to live with them. I don't want to live with them, I don't now and I don't want to if I move either. I have no intentions of getting into a scorpion debate with anyone, just let me know where you live and if you see them there or not. I know how you feel about them on here and how you feel about anyone who worries about bugs so you don't need to tell me again. Please, if you know of an area that might not have them in every house let me know. Thanks. I don't need to know what kind of psychologist you want me to see, ok, Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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If youre that afraid of them, do not move to AZ, simple as that. Sooner or later youll have to deal with scorpions in AZ. Most say they dont have problems, which may be the case, but I can guarantee that scorpions have been in their home or will be at some point. Now Im not talking to the point of infestation, but scorpions are prevalent in the Valley, sooner or later youll see one. Sounds like you need to move to Alaska or some place.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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We lived in Ocotillo for 3 years and found 1 on the stairs and 1 outside during the time we lived there. We now live in South Gilbert (for 5 years) and we found one outside when we first moved here but havent run in to any since. There isn't a huge problem with them here (Gilbert) but there is always the chance you could find them every now and again. There isn't any place in AZ that is 100% free of them. I would definitly stay away from Awhatukee and other destert(y) areas because it's a big problem there. Also, maybe look for neighborhoods/houses that aren't newly constructed as I would think you'd have a bigger problem there as well.

My nephew was stung by 1 when he lived in Awhatukee and it was painful but nothing too horrible.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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If youre that afraid of them, do not move to AZ, simple as that. Sooner or later youll have to deal with scorpions in AZ. Most say they dont have problems, which may be the case, but I can guarantee that scorpions have been in their home or will be at some point. Now Im not talking to the point of infestation, but scorpions are prevalent in the Valley, sooner or later youll see one. Sounds like you need to move to Alaska or some place.
Well Stevo-o, I knew you couldn't resist the lecture! I have lived here for 30yrs in 5 different homes and have never seen a scorpion in my house or my yard. I have currently over the last 5 years remodeled my home and ripped many walls open and did a lot of landscaping and still have never seen one! When I move, I do research in the area and can usually find a house minus the scorps! If you know so much then you know they don't travel at lightning speed. They usually stay were they are. That said i would like to move were they aren't.
Your getting so predicable steve, I almost specified you in my thread for not giving me the, live with them or move speech. I can't believe you were the first one on here! LOL How funny. Wheres your pictures? You can be a native and not like scorpions you know! I've been successful for quite a long time now. Didn't mean to get you so excited!

Alaska! Then I would have a wild bear in every house I moved to , don't know if i could get use to that!

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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We lived in Ocotillo for 3 years and found 1 on the stairs and 1 outside during the time we lived there. We now live in South Gilbert (for 5 years) and we found one outside when we first moved here but havent run in to any since. There isn't a huge problem with them here (Gilbert) but there is always the chance you could find them every now and again. There isn't any place in AZ that is 100% free of them. I would definitly stay away from Awhatukee and other destert(y) areas because it's a big problem there. Also, maybe look for neighborhoods/houses that aren't newly constructed as I would think you'd have a bigger problem there as well.

My nephew was stung by 1 when he lived in Awhatukee and it was painful but nothing too horrible.
Thanks, my husbands been stung a few times doing plumbing(under sinks). But I have been successful not having them for years. I don't mind the wanderer but the infestation I don't want. I have friends who have battled the scorps and I don't want to spend my time checking everything before I sleep in it or wear it. I know it can be done, not every house in AZ has them. I never understand why everyone thinks if you live here you have to live with scorpions. No where else do they say this, just AZ. It's not true.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:33 AM
 
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I lived in Phoenix for fifteen years and the only one I ever saw was in a hay bale at a rural barn.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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I lived in Phoenix for fifteen years and the only one I ever saw was in a hay bale at a rural barn.
Thank you! I knew I wasn't the only one. I don't think we are "scorpion blind" either. People act like they are hanging off the walls at the mall or something.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: 5 miles from the center of the universe-The Superstition Mountains
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Twiggy, I live in east Mesa and we don't have them. I've seen plenty of them in my 45 years in the valley, but never in any house I've had, which covers every east side city. If they were near my home here, one of my cats would have brought some inside-she brings everything inside. Birds, rabbits, lizards, snakes, large insects. All alive. In fact, she just brought us another mouse last night. The dogs love her because she brings them toys. Thank God, still no scorpions.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Does anyone live in an area of South Chandler (Ocotillo) or Queen Creek, South Gilbert, that doesn't have a scorpion problem> or do you all have them once in awhile? Please, no lectures on how i should just learn to live with them. I don't want to live with them, I don't now and I don't want to if I move either. I have no intentions of getting into a scorpion debate with anyone, just let me know where you live and if you see them there or not. I know how you feel about them on here and how you feel about anyone who worries about bugs so you don't need to tell me again. Please, if you know of an area that might not have them in every house let me know. Thanks. I don't need to know what kind of psychologist you want me to see, ok, Thanks.
You know Twiggy this is one of my worst fears moving back. I have been very lucky that I have never seen one. I have lived in N Phoenix, NW Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert and I have never seen one. I know many many people that have. I am scared of them and I don't know what I would do if my new home had them. It would be an absolute nightmare
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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We lived in Ocotillo for 3 years and found 1 on the stairs and 1 outside during the time we lived there. We now live in South Gilbert (for 5 years) and we found one outside when we first moved here but havent run in to any since. There isn't a huge problem with them here (Gilbert) but there is always the chance you could find them every now and again. There isn't any place in AZ that is 100% free of them. I would definitly stay away from Awhatukee and other destert(y) areas because it's a big problem there. Also, maybe look for neighborhoods/houses that aren't newly constructed as I would think you'd have a bigger problem there as well.

My nephew was stung by 1 when he lived in Awhatukee and it was painful but nothing too horrible.
A friend of mine had them in Dobson Ranch an older neighborhood and could never get rid if them.
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