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Adam continues his backyard scorpion hunt showing us lots of places scorpions hide. They like to hide in block walls, which is bad for most Arizonian homes. Just treating for scorpions may not be enough, they are brought in to eat other insects living in your yard and stay for the water. A full treatment includes removing the things bringing them into your land.
That’s as large as a bark scorpion is going to get, so it could be as old as ten years old. But it is an adult and we are finding quite a few of them. They are living right on these brick walls on these block walls I should say they run up into those cracks pretty fast see that see how he ran up into there that’s his home, right there just about every home in Arizona has block walls. “Scorpion condominiums,” that what we call them. So you could see vines here there’s no scorpions readily available to see but would but what vines will do their very beautiful but they offer vegetation for here earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers these are all things that scorpions will eat. So I do have vines at my home but I do also treat my walls one of the reasons why it’s so important to treat your walls if you’re watering at the base of the walls your walls are not stucco so scorpions can go in these cracks really a harbor for scorpion problems.
We really need to get rid of the source of the problem which is where the water is out in the yard by just treating the foundation of the home you’re not going to be able to solve the problem because of pest pressure out here is far too great. I’ve seen many situations where scorpions will be waiting just right underneath this now a lot of people notice that scorpions will end up right underneath a mat or a towel that they leave on the back patio and that really is because they are blind and whenever they are out in the open they’re not very comfortable. See this little baby scorpion right here? Very cute little guy, there he is, not happy, sting me, sting me, there he is right there. There’s another one just in the rocks everywhere, see that? I would bet judging from what I’m seeing here I would bet that these baby scorpions are everywhere in the rocks like ants. These scorpions they’ll either live, I bet you there’s a whole slew of them underneath this thing, cause there’s always water here.
But these rocks are so protected look at how moist it is under the rocks perfect place for little baby scorpions to breed under the rocks they’ve got the rocks to protect them from the birds moisture from here and from the water drippers, the plants you see around us it’s a wonderful environment that’s perfect place for a baby scorpion to grow up and become a big scorpion. So when people lean things up against their house it creates great harborage for these scorpions. As you can see, they love to hide in things laying on the ground he’s aggressive that are the biggest. The biggest desert striped scorpion I’ve ever seen, bark scorpion, I’ve ever seen in my life. I can barely even speak it’s so big. I was a little afraid he was going to run up my leg but the you know he’s scared he’s been in eating, see that little gnat if we weren’t here harassing him that would be a snack it might be a she and she might be pregnant just wanted to share that with you. See how he moves when I tap the ground it’s not because he sees us it is because he doesn’t like that tapping it means a bigger something than him is coming, there he is look at that boy. I want him for a pet, touch his stinger, what’s up dude. We’ll be back next week.