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3 Most Common Species of Scorpion Invaders

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TweetBefore you can treat for scorpions, it is helpful to know which species are infesting a home or property. Here are the three most common species that threaten US homes: Arizona Bark Scorpion Arizona Bark Scorpions are considered the most venomous scorpions in North America, with the number of Bark scorpion sting victims in Arizona alone estimated… Read More

Scorpion Found In Bananas

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TweetImagine shopping at your local Wal-Mart with your two children. You pull your cart up to a box of bananas, reach your hand in looking to pick a few out that aren’t quite ripe and you feel it… A PINCH! That’s exactly what happened to a Pittsburgh area man… And the pinch was from a… Read More

3 Pests Often Confused For Scorpions

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TweetWith 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… Read More

Daddy Something Bit Me!

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TweetI was lying in bed last night, in that state where you’re half awake and half asleep. It’s then I heard a sound no father wants to hear… A blood-curdling scream coming from my daughter’s bedroom. As I threw off my covers, and clumsily dashed through the hall to my daughter’s bedroom, I was greeted… Read More

The Oldest Scorpion In The World

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TweetThe old rocks of the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in southern New Mexico hid a secret for some 280 million years. The secret? The World’s oldest known scorpion! Fossil Discovery: The Oldest Scorpion In The World Found In New Mexico Scientists recently found the World’s oldest scorpion in the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in New… Read More

Top 5 Killer Scorpion Movies

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Tweet What do you get if you put scorpions in Hollywood? Giant mutant bug flicks relaying tales of unrenowned horror! In real life, scorpions are scary enough as it is, but when you blow them up to six-feet or more on the big screen and add the killer element… well, you’ll be having nightmares for… Read More

How To Go Scorpion Hunting

Scorpions glow fluorescent under UV black light.

TweetSouthwestern desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas are home to the infamous Bark Scorpion. For the more adventurous types, now is the perfect time to scrounge up the trusty black light and go scorpion hunting. Even though bark scorpions are some of the most poisonous scorpions in the country, it’s a great opportunity to… Read More

The Cost Of Pest Control Vs. The Value of Pest Control

Scorpion Antodote

TweetThe Associated Press recently reported about an Arizona woman who was charged more than $83,000 by her local hospital for receiving the scorpion anti-venom Anascorp. Marcie Edmonds was billed by Chandler Regional Medical Center for multiple doses of anti-venom priced at $40,000 per dose. Edmonds’ insurance ended up covering over $57,000 of the bill, but… Read More

This Weeks Pest Control News

TweetFruit fly sex lives impact effectiveness of pest control strategies Scientists in Australia have been hard at work watching fruit flies mate to figure out how fly sex is affecting your food. During this process they are discovering more effective pest control strategies. For a great read, check out: http://nittygrittyscience.com/2012/09/06/fruit-fly-sex-lives-impact-effectiveness-of-pest-control-strategies/ Mosquitoes Plague the Northwest as West… Read More

Scorpions in Washington Home

TweetDid 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,… Read More