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Old 06-18-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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We used to find them in the house all the time when I lived on a farm in Texas. They disapeared as soon as I started letting chickens free-range around the house.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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I have lived in the valley all of my life and have never encountered a scorpion. I have lived near the mountains and in other areas too, but I have no personal experience. Lots of lizzards though. I think u will be okay if u see one get a shoe and smack the crap out of it
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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We get scorpions in our area (irrigated Gilbert)
In fact, I used a UV flashlight last eve after spraying water up into the date palms...I counted 12 on one and 15 on the other. They are hanging out in the "pineapple" pieces of wood left over from trimming the branches. They are the "dreaded" bark scorpions. I spray "Hot Shot" on them. kills them within 10 minutes. They also love the big granite rocks and hide under them during the day. They like the humidity of the spa...so you must be careful getting in-out of it...luckily we have only had a few in the house. they have mainly come in through light fixtures. ASU students did some kind of survey and they have posted PHX area scorpion hotspots based on stingings and hospital care...appears my area is "moderate"...and the worst areas seem to be around Biltmore, Arcadia and part of south Tempe.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: USA
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Had a 2-1/2" scorpion hiding under the nozzle of my vacuum cleaner a couple of days ago. Glad I did not pick it up from the nozzle. Another sting this season would have been a bummer - after I got stung in my tush from the Bark Scorp that was hiding out in my running pants about 3-1/2 to 4 months ago. Am still not sure what hurt worse, the shock of it or the sting in that area. Fountain Hills has a good population of them - in fact, they are so common here in our home that we name them like Hurricanes. We are now waiting on "Scorpion Kimmy" to come waltzing through.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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The scorpions bits don't hurt that much. I have been lucky enough to step on one ever other year or so. Its the black widow spiders and the rattle snakes that freak me out.
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