The Bark Scorpion
The Arizona bark scorpion is commonly found in all parts of Arizona. They adult male can grow to be about 3 1/2 inches. The females are a little bit smaller growing to be about 2 1/2 inches. Bark scorpions are nocturnal. Scorpions usually will feed on crickets and cockroaches. The female scorpion will give birth to about 25 to 35 young. The young will stay with the mother, normally on her back for the first 3 weeks of their lives, or until there first molt.
We service many areas here in the east valley of Arizona and encounter a lot of scorpions, especially in Gilbert. It is great to have a regular pest control service especially in the winter, because Bark scorpions will usually congregate in sizes of about 20 to 30. Weather you do it yourself or have someone come out for you it is essential in the winter, to hit them hard while they are all together.
The Bark scorpion is the most venomous in North America. A sting on an adult, will cause a very INTENSE pain, followed my tingling or numbness on the part of the body that was struck. This pain will last anywhere from 24 hours to 72 hours. The number of people stung in Arizona each year is estimated to be in the thousands. The number of people stung in Mexico is around a 100,000 each year. A freak period in the 1980's there were over 800 deaths recorded in Mexico from the Bark scorpion.
The best ways to treat a scorpion sting is to, immediately clean the sting with soap and water, apply a cool cloth (NO ICE!), take ibuprofen for the pain and swelling. Since the amount of venom that is injected is always different, Arizona poison control suggest immediate medical attention only if in extreme pain, or for stings involving children.
Valor Pest Control will help you in anyway possible to eliminate the scorpions on your property! 480.287.2959