The Arizona bark scorpion is well known for its venomous sting. The reason for this is due to the fact that it can be lethal. More specifically for children and elderly people. This type of scorpion is the only one in the U.S. that is known to have a sting that can seriously impact human health. Keep an eye out for them because they are known to be dangerous.
If you’re dealing with a sting, do not panic. First, you’ll need to clean the area you were stung on with soap and water. Apply cool compression for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Using an over the counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help. However, if the symptoms get worse, get to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. You can also contact Poison control at (800) 222-1222.
The most common reasons a scorpion may be going into your home is due to them looking for food. If you have a lot of insects like roaches, spiders, and beetles, this may attract scorpions. Termites are also a big attraction for scorpions. You’ll usually find scorpions hiding in areas with good moisture. Keeping your house insect free and getting rid of moisture causing issues will help keep scorpions out of your home.