Scorpions give many people the creeps, and understandably so. All scorpions have a venomous sting, and some are even deadly. There are several thousand recorded scorpion-related deaths each year in the Middle East, India, Mexico, northern Africa, and parts of South America. However, in North America scorpions can still be quite a problem, and they need to be dealt with immediately if you see one in or around your home.
Scorpions can be anywhere from one inch in length to seven inches in length. Their bodies have two parts: the head and the abdomen. They have four sets of two legs, and they have large tails with stingers that typically curl around the abdomen. They are usually nocturnal, and they eat insects and small animals such as mice.
Are Scorpions Dangerous?
Yes. While there may not be any known deadly scorpions in North America, the venom from a scorpion sting can still affect your body in several ways. If a scorpion stings you, it is important that you seek medical attention right away, especially if a child has been stung.
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 pest control professionals come out to your house to remove the scorpion. Because scorpions can be dangerous, it is best to let pest control professionals who have the necessary experience and knowledge of scorpion removal handle the situation.
Scorpion Control in Metro-Atlanta
Most people believe scorpions can only be found in the desert. While they are much more common in desert areas, they can still be found in Georgia. If you have seen scorpions in or around your home, do not hesitate. Let the pest control professionals at Any Pest, Inc take care if them for you. Call us today for a free estimate.