Scorpion Control Professional: Adam: "I’d like to welcome everybody out to correlation. We’re going to talk about scorpions today." "Scorpions are not insects. Scorpions are not insects, okay? Scorpions and spiders are called arachnids and they are not insects. Now, why is that important? Insects groom their body all the time, if you’ve ever watched a fly up close, it’s doing this thing all the time, okay? They always like and clean their body, okay? Just like a dog does." "Okay, let’s go over a few more details. This is a make-shift scorpion here. We’re looking at it upside down, okay? Pretend that it’s upside down, laying on its back, okay? Scorpions do not breathe like human beings breathe. They don’t have lungs, they don’t have a circulatory system, *breathes in and out*, they don’t inhale, exhale, no insects do. Scorpions, spiders, arachnids, no invertebrates, anything that crunches when you step on it, it has a skeleton on the outside of its body called an exoskeleton, anything that crunches when you step on it does not have any lungs or any method of breathing. Now, what they do have are little, tiny holes on the bottom side of their body. And those holes allow air to go into their body. And their organs, the bodily organs, are just floating in like, blood. There’s no pump, there’s no heart, there’s nothing. There’s just floating and what. And the oxygen exchanges through these holes, okay?" "Now, in addition to the underside of the body, there are also little hairs, very small hairs called cilia. These holes are called spherical, little hair’s called cilia. And what the spider or more specifically the scorpion does with these hairs is, scorpions are almost completely blind, they can’t see hardly anything. But, they rest their body right on the ground so that the little hairs are just touching the ground just barely. And when a cricket hops by, it’s a form of sonar. They actually can tell where the cricket is and how big the organism is that’s coming after them by the vibrations in the earth. Scorpions can live for six months without water or food. Six months." "Scorpions can live five to fifteen years, okay? Five to fifteen years, that’s a long time. Most people, that fact will shock people, okay? They’re like, oh my gosh. This isn’t a problem that’s going to go away in the wintertime, is it? Okay, now if you have one female inside your wall have twenty-five to forty-five baby scorpions, she births those scorpions alive. She doesn’t lay eggs. She births them alive; if you can zoom in on this picture, I’m not sure, it might be too small. She births those scorpions alive, they climb up on her back, and they piggyback, you can see them on her back, all around inside your walls. And as they get bigger and bigger, they fall off. So, she spreads them around in your walls. In a couple of months, they can start breeding and they will breed with sisters and brothers." - Bulwark Exterminating Scorpion Control
Scorpion Control Professionals:Speaker 1: "So, we’re entering the gate right now of the home that sees, oh, I don’t know, maybe 30 scorpions a week, and has contracted with us to first, ascertain the source of the problem, and prescribe a treatment." Speaker 2: "We’ve got some over here, too." Speaker 1: "Another adult. The last 3 scorpions that are looking at and this one in particular, looks like it should be about three to five years old by the size. Do you want to hold that for a second? See, they’re very fast. If we were to turn some of this over, you’re going to see, from the looks of it, you’re going to see a lot of them. So, let’s keep moving. The more vibrations we make, the less likely that we’re going to see them." "So, crickets like to breed and live in between this expansion joint. You see here? There’s a paper joint in there that goes between the sidewalk and the foundation, and it’s there when the concrete expands and contracts due to the change in the temperature, that absorbs that pressure. Well, crickets and other insects eat that, and scorpions and come and eat the crickets and insects." "So, right here as you can see in there in you pan in there, um, you can see that guy, and he’s kind of moving away, but he’s deep down in there. That’s where we find a lot of the scorpions." "This here is a plastic container that he used to keep pool equipment in. You’re generally not going to find scorpions on or inside the plastic because they have a really hard time climbing the surface. But, you may find something underneath, which I may try to be able to move." Speaker 2: "There’s one." Speaker 1: "You don’t want to have one of these guys get you. They have a neurotoxin that debilitates your nervous system. Now some people react differently. I have a friend who weighs about two hundred and fifty pounds and he’s allergic. The entire half of his body went numb when one of these stung him after putting his shoe on." "As you can see right here, the stinger rolls up. They don’t actually bite you, they sting you. They can bite, but their bite isn’t going to hurt. It’s this…let’s get some light on there. It’s this stinger right here, that you see right there, that really is the problem." "He’s coming for you, he likes you. Let me see if I can stop him. Hold down there, boy. As you can see, he’s starting to get real active. He’s trying to get away." "I’m not going to hurt him, but see how he holds now? This is striking position. Scorpions are actually almost completely blind. They do almost all their hunting using vibrations on the ground. So, when a cricket comes along, they’ve got little cilia on the underside of the belly, and um, they can tell which direction the vibrations are coming from. They use that to determine which direction they’re going to run and also which direction they’re going to strike." "He’s just scared right now; he’s not going to even strike me. I can flick his tail like that, and he’s not, he’s not being aggressive just yet. He’s kind of scared." "So, the problem is they live up so close to the house, this guy being an adult, there’s all kinds of weed pulls and gaps, I should have brought my mirror, but they can just go right up underneath the stucco of the home and cause serious problems inside the home once they lay down their babies. So, this is a good example because he’s such a full-grown, good-looking stripe scorpion." Speaker 2: "Very healthy." Speaker 1: "Yeah. He’s been eating, notice the center there. And so, he’s now going home."
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