All scorpions have a venomous stinger. Some are even deadly. Fortunately, the scorpions that you find here in Georgia and Tennessee and the surrounding area are generally only mildly venomous.
Even if the scorpions of the southeast United States are relatively innocuous, they are frightening for many. If you want to reliably be rid of them, make Lookout Pest Control your first call when it comes to scorpion extermination in Georgia and Tennessee. We’re experienced with residential and commercial scorpion control and can solve your problem quickly and without hassle.
Yes. If you see a scorpion, you should automatically assume that it’s dangerous and avoid getting too close. All scorpions are venomous – to varying degrees.
In order to know how dangerous an individual scorpion is, you’ll need to know which species it is. Scorpions can range anywhere from one to seven inches in length. Their bodies have two parts – the head and the abdomen – with four sets of two legs. Their most distinctive feature is their stinger, which typically curls around the abdomen. All scorpions have stingers. They use them to inject venom into prey – or to defend when they feel threatened. Scorpions are usually nocturnal. Small ones eat insects and larger ones eat small animals such as mice.
In the southeast United States, these are the species of scorpion you’ll want to look for:
The most common species of scorpion in the United States, striped bark scorpions can reach almost 3” in length. They’re a light pale yellow color with darker stripes and look very similar to their close relative, the very dangerous Arizona bark scorpion.
Southern unstriped scorpions are about 2” long on average and darker in color ranging from red or brown to black. Southern unstriped scorpions like to hide under rocks but will wander inside occasionally.
Vinegaroons look exactly like scorpions from the front, but they lack a stinger and instead have a tail. They are part of the arachnid family, but sort of like a cross between spiders and scorpions. They get their name because, when threatened, they shoot an acidic vinegar-like substance to discourage predators.
Pseudoscorpions have two front claws that make them look like scorpions, but their back is rounded without a stinging tail. They’re tiny, about the size of a flea, and harmless to humans.
Scorpion stings hurt like bee stings. If dealing with a scorpion sting, monitor it closely because allergic reactions and medical complications are possible. This is especially important if a child has been stung.
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It’s a common misconception that scorpions only live in the desert. While they are much more common there, they are also abundant in the Georgia and Tennessee area. If you have seen scorpions in or around your home, do not hesitate. Let the pest control professionals at Lookout Pest Control take care of them for you.
Scorpions can be dangerous. If you see a scorpion in your home, the best thing you can do is try to avoid it as much as possible until you can have the pest control professionals at Lookout Pest Control deal with the situation. Call us today for a free estimate.
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