Living in the desert can be scary for many reasons, but the scariest thing is the thought of how many things in the desert can kill you. Scorpions are definitely the poster children for scary desert predators. There are over 1,500 species of scorpions in the world and about 25 are harmful to people. Of those 25, of course, one of those is a native of the States. The Arizona Bark Scorpion is the most common and painful in North America. The following are some of the strongest reasons to stay away from these gruesome pests.

1. Their Sting!

Scorpion Stinger

Scorpions are equipped with a stinger. This stinger produces both poison and pain. This stinger is designed to paralyze prey by hampering the nervous system. In normal healthy adults, the most a scorpion sting should cause is just a sharp pain. This pain should slowly subside and be gone in 15-20 minutes. In more severe reactions, the venom in a scorpion’s stinger can be deadly to humans, especially the elderly and young children. In many it is known to cause numbness in the sting site, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and other similar symptoms.

2. Cannibalism

Scorpion Face

Scorpions are not nice. They commonly prey on each other for food. Young scorpions must stay away from their elders in order to avoid being lunch; even their mother. Once the scorplings climb off their mother, she sees them as prey. Biologists believe scorpions must have developed this trait in order to stay alive in the harsh conditions they live under.

3. Babies Everywhere!

Babies are typically a blessing, but when it comes to scorpions they’re more of a curse. A mother scorpion can have numerous amounts of scorplings in her batch, up to a couple hundred. Scorplings hatch and climb onto the mother’s back for the first couple of weeks of their lives until after their first molt. Then they climb off and scurry away to start their own adult scorpion lives filled with cannibalism and evil.

4. Intimidating Posture

Scorpion_PoseThese creatures may be small, but they were structurally designed to be feared. Their creepy numerous legs, along with their pincers and stinger, make them look like they’re ready to attack at the drop of a hat. Sometimes a scorpion doesn't even need to inject venom into its prey; with its pincers it can crush its victim. They‘re also covered in a hard exoskeleton that to those of us scared of the thing may seem impenetrable.

5. Tiny & Camouflaged

Scorpion Cammo These small, but viscous, insects do their best to remain hidden and can always squeeze their way into unwanted places. If you live in a desert area, then the chances of finding these guys in your home are very high. Many people have the horrible experience of being stung in their bed, while asleep. So next time you spot this natural desert predator be sure to keep your distance. If they’re common inside the home getting professional pest operators would be the best option.


New Report: Microscopic Scorpions Crawl On You While You Sleep

microscopic scorpion Phoenix, AZ—A study conducted by The University of Phoenix has found, that during an average night's sleep, some 300 microscopic scorpions unknowingly crawl across your face, neck, and body as you slumber. These microscopic scorpions, which look a lot like lint when bunched together, are confined to the State of Arizona; but researchers fear outbreaks in Texas, and isolated parts of Nevada and Southern Utah are inevitable. It’s important to note that these microscopic scorpions cannot sting humans, unlike their cousin the Bark Scorpion. Their stingers are simply too small. The University of Phoenix’s lead entomologist, a Klaus Meine, issued the following statement regarding the microscopic scorpions:
"As you sleep, you become a virtual playground for these creeping pests just mere minutes after you fall asleep; inhaling dozens of the scorpions and swallowing at least 20 during an eight-hour period."
It gets worse. Meine added,
“While these microscopic scorpions are drawn to the moist and humid areas of the nose and mouth, they will also spend each night birthing hundreds of their young in and around your armpits.”
There is one surefire way to tell if you have a microscopic scorpion infestation, Meine continued.
“Like all other scorpions, these microscopic scorpions give live birth. Victims who suffer from a microscopic scorpion infestation will awaken with scorpion afterbirth in their bed sheets. It’s about this time a victim should know they are not alone in bed.”
At this time homeowners in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah should be on high alert. There is no known cure for the microscopic scorpions, as this is a new report.  

*** Update: The Horrifying Truth About Microscopic Scorpions

The truth is, microscopic scorpions are not real, and according to this report, we do not swallow scorpions, spiders, or any other insect while we sleep.

April Fools!


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San Antonio Pest Control

It's summertime and scorpions are plentiful, especially in Texas. Bulwark can help with your scorpion problem. One of our main branches is found in San Antonio, TX with branches also found in Austin and Houston. San Antonio summers are hot and humid making it ideal for pests like scorpions to thrive. Nobody wants to have to deal with a scorpion infestation, that's why you need Bulwark Exterminating with its special scorpion treatment to solve your pest problems.

San Antonio Scorpions

Scorpion stings are not normally deadly unless they sting small children or the elderly. The sting still hurts and causes large amounts of pain. Scorpions normally prefer to live outdoors but if the temperature is too hot, they will migrate closer to the house and eventually take shelter in your shoes and clothing. Bulwark has come up with a specific method for exterminating scorpions that will destroy them more effectively than other pest control methods.

Bulwark Pest Control

Not only do we fight off scorpions, we spray for all of the common pests. We build a bulwark around your home. A bulwark is a defensive barrier that will keep scorpions and other pests away from your home. We are here with a long-term solution. We don't want you to have to deal with a scorpion or other pest problem ever again.

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Las Vegas Pest Control

Bulwark Exterminating operates nationwide with one of the major branch locations being Las Vegas, NV. Not only do we provide pest control for Vegas, but the surrounding areas as well. In Vegas there are hot summers and moderate winters, making it ideal for pests to come and thrive--Not to mention the fact that construction and landscaping increases water and food sources for these pesky invaders. In order to prevent them from destroying your home you need a pest control service that you can trust.

Las Vegas Pests

Common pests in Nevada include ants, spiders, roaches, scorpions and crickets. The red imported fire ants are small, but they have large colonies and they cause huge amounts of damage. Black Widows and Wolf Spiders can be found in Nevada. The Black Widow is the most dangerous in North America, and the Wolf Spider is very aggressive when they feel threatened. Oriental cockroaches, or water bugs, live in unsanitary conditions causing health problems. Nevada is home to both your average scorpion and the whip-tail scorpion. The scorpion sting is poisonous but the whip-tail scorpion only shoots out vinegar as a defense mechanism and they are not true scorpions. House crickets are well associated with their chirping sounds that keep people up at night.

Bulwark Pest Control

Bulwark is here to take care all of the pests mentioned above and more. We take an assessment of the house and figure out what problems you have and the best solutions for each pest. We also build a barrier, or bulwark, around your home that serves as a protection for the future. We are well-reviewed for our professional technicians and our friendly customer service. Bulwark is here to help you keep your home bug-free.

Transcript From How Do You Get Rid of Scorpions-Scorpion Control:

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

Transcript from Scorpions-Black Light Hunting-Pest Control by Bulwark Exterminating

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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