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Cuddly Caterpillar’s Sting Worse Than Scorpion

They’re cute! They look cuddly! You’re kids want to touch them when they see them! Don’t touch these innocent looking fuzzy caterpillars… You’ll be sorry you did! Warning: Puss Caterpillars Are Dangerous A little warning for the next time you step outside your home. Be on the lookout for the cuddly looking caterpillar that’s sending residents to the ER in record numbers this year. They are referred to as puss caterpillars (Megalopyge opercularis), or asps. You don’t want to cross paths with these little critters. They sting! These painful stings leave a distinct imprint on your skin; but this mark is just the beginning. An encounter with a puss caterpillar,… Read More

Daddy Something Bit Me!

Assassin Bug bites

I 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 by my petrified and hysterical four-year-old. “Daddy, something bit me!!!” Daddy Something Bit Me! After hearing the discerning news, that my daughter was either bit or stung by something as she lie in her bed, my first thought was “scorpion!” Living in Arizona, it’s actually fairly common to be stung by a scorpion while in… 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 [...]

Extreme Heat Pushes Scorpions Out of Hiding

Arizona Scorpion

Record heat in the Valley of the Sun is pushing scorpions out of their favorite hiding places in search of food and moisture. Scorpions are cold-blooded; so a scorpion’s body temperature is the same temperature as the environment it lives in. The outside temperature is the single most important environmental factor of a scorpion’s behavior, [...]

Social Media Report: Scorpion Sting Facebook, Google+, Twitter

Social media platforms are constantly put in head to head comparisons. So when Mat Siltala from Dream Systems Media did a post about his scorpion sting on all 3 social media platforms simultaneously, the intuitive nature of Mat kicked in. Between Facebook, Google+, and twitter, which platform would be most responsive to a post about scorpion [...]

How the Scropion Anti-venom, Anascorp, Saved a Young Boy’s Life

Many individuals have been asking, How does the recent FDA approval of the Scorpion Anti-Venom change anything. Most people don’t die from scorpion stings in the US. So why is this anti-venom getting so much coverage? Here is the personal anti-venom Anascorp story of Tony (owner of Airport Phoenix Hotels), a Phoenix resident and a father. To the relief of Tony and many other Phoenix families the FDA approval means the scorpion anti-venom will be readily available in Phoenix Hospitals soon. It will also be available in other hospitals throughout the US where scorpion stings occur on a regular bases. Phoenix Scorpion Control 3 Keys to Scorpion Control Quality Products… Read More

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

I was Stung by a Bark Scorpion

I am a 5th Generation Arizonan; which is increasingly rare in this state because of the population growth over the last several years. So, I am not sure what it is like to live in a state like Kansas during tornado season, or what it is like to live in Florida during hurricane season or [...]