Why do scorpions sting themselves?

Most mysterious creepy things in this world are known to have some sort of myth or legend about them, and scorpions are no different. For scorpions, the myth is, when they are cornered or feel they have no chance to survive (for example, being surrounded by fire), scorpions will choose to sting themselves in order … Continue reading Why do scorpions sting themselves?

Where are scorpions found?

Few people know that scorpions are scattered throughout the world in every continent other than Antarctica. That being said, you are most likely to encounter one in your lifetime! Though, these creepy crawlers are mostly found in the hotter regions of these continents, the most diverse group is within North America. In the United States alone, … Continue reading Where are scorpions found?

Pseudoscorpions

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 … Continue reading Pseudoscorpions

3 Pests Often Confused For Scorpions

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 … Continue reading 3 Pests Often Confused For Scorpions

Scorpions

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 … Continue reading Scorpions

Scorpions in Washington Home

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, … Continue reading Scorpions in Washington Home

Scorpions On The Road

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 … Continue reading Scorpions On The Road

President Obama and Governor Brewer Were Actually Talking About Real Scorpions

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 … Continue reading President Obama and Governor Brewer Were Actually Talking About Real Scorpions

5 Things You Might Not Know About Arizona Bark Scorpions

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 … Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know About Arizona Bark Scorpions