And I am really surprised that the cats are able to chase them down and not get stung.....
Friendly hello from Chicago, no scorpions here :)
hot summers and cold winters 95 degrees today, may not be hot for Arizona
sure is hot and often humid here, and then we have had some harsh winters
Good luck with your scorpions I only know them from working for many years in African countries
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I provide Buyer Agent service all over Central area and show hundreds of houses each month . In some areas we never see Scorpions. I don't think I have seen more than one in the last 3 years. They are treated just like any other pest-call -- the exterminator or go to Home depot to buy chemicals. Having said that there are areas that are more prone to the problem. These areas are more likely to be more rural areas that are less developed or newer outlying developments.
To get a professional opinion, call Charles Stamper at HomeTeam Pest Defense 602-889-7564.
Some types of scorpions have virtually no venom and others are more risky. They don't like to sit in the hot sun, so they hide and nest in dark places. One of the areas where they nest are inside the block wall fences we have out here if there are cracks in the wall that give them access to the hollow blocks. Fix the cracks and you deprive them of a nesting place. There are some people that hunt them, by going out at night with a Black light (the scorpions glow under the UV light). I found this Youtube clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISpqqkm-EZc showing a father hunting with his young son.
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