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Our pest control library also contains information about stinging pests you may be dealing with. Our in-house Associated Certified Entomologists are busy building out our stinging insects and pest library so please check back for more pests you may see in your yard or home.

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HABITAT/WOOD PREFERENCE

Scorpions prefer to live in areas where the temperatures range from 20 to 37 °C (68 to 99 °F), but may survive freezing temperatures to the desert heat. They are nocturnal and fossorial, finding shelter during the day in the relative cool of underground holes or undersides of rocks and coming out at night to hunt and feed.

BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

They usually hid in or behind something in the day to conserve water. Scorpions mostly feed on insects. A scorpion’s sting contains a neurotoxin venom that may result in death from allergies or respiratory paralysis. Though the scorpion has a fearsome reputation as venomous, only about 25 out of 1,752 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human being.

DISTRIBUTION

South and southwest United States

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