Pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpionida) are often times confused for baby scorpions; while in fact, they are not scorpions at all! Unlike scorpions, these pseudoscorpions lack a stinger and tail; and have a short, rounded backside. These arachnids are extremely small (about 2mm-8mm in length), flat, and are kind of shaped like a pear. The come in a variety of colors, from black, to dark brown, to a pale yellow or tan. Aristotle first described pseudoscorpions when he found them crawling through library scrolls. He referred to them as book scorpions, and this name has stuck. It’s actually common to find these arachnids in dusty rooms with books, as they feed on dust… Read More
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With the dreaded scorpion season just around the corner, many of us will be on the lookout for these stinging pests inside our homes. Seeing one of these malevolent scorpions scurry across our bathroom floor is enough to send us running to the nearest telephone to call a local scorpion exterminator. Sometimes the creepy-crawlies we see inside our homes or on our properties are not scorpions at all; just pests that closely resemble a scorpion. They’re still ugly, and they still look dangerous; even though they are generally harmless. Here are three pests we commonly confuse for scorpions: 1. Whipscorpions A pest control technician from Bulwark Exterminating in Mesa recently… Read More
Scorpions hide during the day and become active at night, which helps them manage temperature and water balance, important functions for survival in dry habitats. Many species dig burrows in the soil and they have a well-developed sense of hearing. Scorpions hide under stones, bark, wood or other objects on the ground where they wait or search for prey. Size: Scorpions range in size from about 1 inch to well over 7 inches in length. Color: Scorpions range in color from light yellowish tan to very dark brown. They are easily identified by their large front claws and their long, narrow tail, tipped by a pointed stinger. One of the most dangerous… Read More
Did you know that there are scorpions in the State of Washington? Well this information came as a real surprise when Matt McGee, editor of Search Engine Land, found one in his home! The Northern Scorpion rarely invades homes and is actually a very rare find, but yes, Washington has scorpions. Matt’s Email: Last night, we were shocked to find a small scorpion inside our house. It was no more than 1.5 or maybe 2 inches. Might’ve been a baby. It was sitting in the glass portion of a picture frame that was at the bottom of a small pile of frames. We didn’t even think scorpions live up here,… Read More
Italian automaker Fiat is making a concerted marketing push in the United States. Just take a look at this year’s Super Bowl commercial. Among Fiat’s new lineup of 500 series cars is a logo that we wholeheartedly endorse. Did you notice the super model’s…neck? Take another look at the ad if you’d like to get a better look at the….uhh….tattoo. The scorpion logo can actually been seen in various locations on the vehicle. Even here… While the country of Italy is not known for its plethora of scorpion species, FIAT will probably be the one to put Italian scorpions on the map.
A few days ago President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to briefly speak to a group of Intel employees in Chandler, AZ. By the following morning the President’s arrival was the buzz of every news outlet, radio and talk show across the country. Not for anything he told those Intel employees, but for an exchange he had with Airzona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, over comments she made about him in her book, Scorpions For Breakfast. It just so happens that Gateway Airport is literally across the street from us. We hear planes coming in and out all day long. We’re not here to despute or discuss the differing politics… Read More
The Arizona bark scorpion is the only species of scorpion in Arizona, that can cause very serious harm to small children (and anyone who is ill or has a compromised immune system), and can truly be considered life threatening. However, thanks to a powerful anti venom scorpion stings are now rarely life threatening. Aside from their powerful, painful and venomous sting, here are five (5) remarkable facts about the Arizona bark scorpion, you might not have known: The Arizona bark scorpion has 8 jointed legs, that are lightly covered in hair, which helps the scorpion detect subtle vibrations; in the air. Although all other species of scorpions are known to… Read More
Transcript from Scorpions-Black Light Hunting-Pest Control by Bulwark Exterminating Scorpion Control Professionals: Speaker 1: “So, we’re entering the gate right now of the home that sees, oh, I don’t know, maybe 30 scorpions a week, and has contracted with us to first, ascertain the source of the problem, and prescribe a treatment.” Speaker 2: “We’ve [...]