Scorpions are fairly common in southern Arizona because the climate is ideal for them. The venom that scorpions release is toxic, but it rarely kills humans because of the size of the size of the human bodies. Scorpion stings may cause allergic reactions that can be dangerous, however. There are three main types of scorpions that are found in the state. If you are dealing with an infestation of scorpions, it is still a good idea for you to contact Bill's Home Service so that our experts can eradicate them from your home or business.
Arizona striped tail scorpion
The most common type of scorpion that is found in the state, the Arizona striped tail or “devil” scorpion has a robust tail with a striped appearance on the underside. It is a yellow color and its stripes are dark. The females are larger than the males, but most of these scorpions are smaller than three inches. They are found underneath rocks, but they are also known to enter homes.
Arizona bark scorpion
Another common scorpion that is found in the state is the Arizona bark scorpion. These scorpions have long and thin tail segments, arms and fingers. They are a yellowish-tan color, and those that are found at higher elevations may have stripes. Bark scorpions hold their tails coiled to their sides when they are at rest. They are found in the desert areas as well as around the bark of trees. Like the Arizona striped-tail scorpions, bark scorpions are known to enter homes. They are good climbers and can even crawl upside down. The bark scorpions are among the most poisonous scorpions that are found in Arizona. If you are stung by one, you may suffer from muscular spasms, have trouble breathing and experience painful swelling. It is important for you to get medical help if you are stung by an Arizona bark scorpion.
Arizona giant hairy scorpion
The largest scorpion that is found in the nation, the Arizona giant hairy scorpion have tail segments that are hairy. They are the only scorpions in the U.S. that have that amount of hair. They have darker colored backs with yellow appendages. The Arizona giant hairy scorpion is common in saguaro forests, and it eats other scorpions, spiders and centipedes.
No matter what type of scorpion you might see in your home, it is best to deal with it promptly. With professional help from the experts at Bill's Home Service, you can rid your home of scorpions and prevent them from returning.
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