Scorpions are nuisance pests that are closely related to spiders, mites, and ticks. There are about 70 species of scorpions found in the US.
Scorpions are most often found in dry, arid climates and are well-known nuisance pests. During periods of hot weather, they may make their way indoors in search of cool and moist areas.
What do scorpions look like?
Scorpions are typically between 1 and 5 inches in length, including the tail. Coloring varies in shades depending on the species but can be brown, yellowish, tan, gray or greenish in color.
What are the habits of scorpions?
Scorpions are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. During the day, they will hide under logs, rocks or debris. They will enter the home in search of food, water, and shelter from the heat.
When scorpions reproduce, they typically give birth to eighteen or more live young. After birth, the young will cling to their mothers back until they molt (about 2 weeks) and then scatter to live on their own.
What do scorpions feed on?
Scorpions feed on spiders and other insects like cockroaches and crickets. However, they can survive for months without food if necessary if water is readily available.
What are the risks of scorpions?
All scorpion species are venomous, with their stings varying in severity and discomfort. The pain of a scorpion sting is similar to that of a bee, and the symptoms are mild. However, there are a handful of scorpion species that deliver fatal stings to humans, like the Arizona bark scorpion in the US.
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