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Three Scorpion Facts Gilbert Residents Probably Did Not Know

emperor scorpion on a tree

The dry, arid climate of Arizona provides the perfect environment for many pests, including scorpions. A scorpion is a predatory arachnid with pincers on its front legs and a long, segmented tail ending with a barbed, venomous stinger. In this article, we’ll discuss three facts you probably don’t know about scorpions and what keeps scorpions away from Gilbert residential properties.

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Scorpions Can Go A Long Time Without Food

Like most creatures, scorpions will take any opportunity to eat food. A scorpion’s diet consists mostly of small insects and sometimes other scorpions. To conserve energy, scorpions lie in wait for their prey in hidden areas instead of actively hunting. But what happens if no insects come close enough to catch? During lean times, scorpions have the fascinating ability to slow down their metabolism, so eating a single insect will last them an entire 12 months. To keep their metabolism this low, they remain almost entirely inactive, similar to the state of hibernation.

Scorpions Have Been Around For A Long Time

If there’s one thing we know about scorpions, it’s that they’ve been living here for a very long time. Scorpions are said to be one of the first creatures to have become adapted to living on land many, many years ago. Nowadays, scorpions thrive in dry, desert climates, making them a significant threat to Gilbert residents. They come indoors while searching for cool, shaded areas to rest during the heat of the noonday sun.

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A Scorpion Sting Can Cause Severe Symptoms

The most important thing to remember if you are stung by a scorpion is that stings from these pests are rarely fatal. Small children and older people are most at risk for health complications due to a scorpion sting. However, it’s still helpful to be aware of the symptoms scorpion stings cause. Most stings from these pests result in intense pain, slight swelling, warmth, numbness, and tingling around the site of the wound. In some cases, more severe symptoms may occur, such as:

  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle twitching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • High blood pressure

As with other stinging insects, repeated exposure to scorpion venom through subsequent stings can cause some people to develop allergic reactions. The most effective way to avoid scorpion stings is to remove scorpions from your property.

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Why Everyone In Gilbert Ought To Consider Scorpion Control

The thought of being stung by a scorpion isn’t a pleasant one. Many people agree that scorpions are one of the most frightening pests found in Gilbert. The best way to protect your property from scorpions and the problems they cause is to put into place an effective scorpion control plan from What's Bugging You Pest Control. We work hard to give homeowners the excellent pest management services they deserve. With over 15 years of experience in the pest control industry, you can count on us to deliver quality solutions every time.

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