Physical Characteristics of Phoenix Vinegaroons
- Classified as an arachnid, and also known as “Whip Scorpions” due to their “whiplike” tails
- 8 legs total, using their first two legs as sensory tools
- Measure no more than 3.3 inches in length
- Nocturnal, preferring to feast on insects
- When startled or disturbed, they expel a combination of acids that have smell of vinegar
- Burrow in decomposing materials and organic materials
Phoenix Food Sources
- Starches and dextrin – Sources include fabrics, hair, carpet, paints and adhesives, etc.
- A mother remains with her young ,without food, until after they mature
- Live up to 7 years
Related Information and Warnings
- Can pinch human skin, but are not poisonous
If you notice a Vinegaroons or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.