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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 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

Scorpion Control -Where do Scorpions Live

Transcript from Scorpion Control -Where do Scorpions Live: Pest Control Professional Speaking: “A lot of times, what you’ll find are these guys out by the brick walls. These cinderblock walls run all along the backs of each home, and so we call these scorpion condos because they can travel freely through the walls and reproduce […]

First Scorpion Sting Antivenom Approved by FDA

      A Mexican made anti-venom has been making its appearance in Arizona hospitals for the past few years. Part of the clinical study on the anti-venom released data in regards to the effectiveness of the anti-venom in May of 2009 “Antivenom for Critically Ill Children with Neurotoxicity from Scorpion Stings”. The studies carried out in Arizona have proven very positive. The report says that very few had any allergic reactions. The studies have seen a 98% success rate through out the clinicals. The data released in 2009 showed a 100% recovery rate within 4 hours of receiving the anti-venom, opposed to the placebo only having 1 out of… Read More