Arizona Bark Scorpion are Out of Hibernation

The Arizona Bark Scorpion’s popularity is due to the danger it represents for humans and with the temperatures warming up they are coming out of hibernation.

An adult Bark Scorpion usually has a length of 2.7-3.1 inches and males are larger than females. They are yellow with marked horizontal lines in the back; the tail is thin with a stinger that has a very pronounced curvature.

Bark Scorpions are stealthy predators with very fast and efficient movements, and although they appear to be less harmful than black and large scorpions, they have one of the higher levels of toxicity in their venom.

Like all other scorpions, they have fine hairs all over their body which they use to recognize the terrain and to detect their prey and threats. They have eight articulated legs and thin, but firm pedipalps (pincers) which they use to hold their victims.

Being nocturnal creatures, scorpions ambush their victims. They feed on small and medium insects like beetles, spiders, crickets, cockroaches and other scorpions.

The potency of most types of scorpion stings are about the equivalence of a bee sting. However, the venom of a Bark Scorpion is much more severe with very intense pain accompanied by hot burning sensation.

In some cases its sting can become substantially more serious, causing breathing difficulty, numbness, vomiting, and even convulsions. Difficulty swallowing is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. When the above symptoms are present, victims must seek emergency medical care where anti-venom is available.

The most vulnerable are infants, young children, the elderly and those with compromised immunity in poor health. Domestic pets are also vulnerable.

Bug Guardian can help you fight these pest with some of our Scorpion Home Seal service.


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