The Types Of Scorpion In America’s Southwest

Jan 14, 2018

By gaining a clearer understanding of the types of animals within their region, homeowners can learn the traits to watch for when assessing threats to their home. This is particularly important within America’s Southwest; a region many venomous creatures call home. The scorpion is a common threat within the region and in this article, the team at Family Pest Control in San Antonio will highlight the many types of scorpion found across the area.

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Arizona Bark Scorpion

One of the most dangerous types of scorpion found within the American Southwest is the Arizona bark scorpion. The creature has been known to cause fatalities in both children and animals. The Arizona bark scorpion is small and light brown in color and can reach up to 8 centimeters in size. The sting of the Arizona bark scorpion can cause extreme pain and temporary dysfunction and so homeowners are advised to stay well away from the creature if discovered within their property. A local San Antonio scorpion control company will be able to handle the Arizona bark scorpion and remove it to keep the property safe.

Giant Hairy Scorpion

The giant hairy scorpion might have a fearsome name, but it is far less likely to cause injury than the Arizona bark scorpion. This creature is one of the biggest in the United States, but its venom is not potent enough to cause severe injury to humans. Although, those who are allergic to the sting could suffer a significant reaction. The giant hairy scorpion is mostly found under rocks in and around the San Antonio home, and due to its venom should be handled only by specially trained scorpion control teams.

Texas Cave Scorpion

The Texas cave scorpion is widely found in caves and natural rock formations across Texas. Occasionally, they are found in homes close to large natural areas and this can be a significant issue for homeowners. The Texas cave scorpion is venomous, but its sting is more akin to a bee sting. It’s rare for homeowners to discover the Texas cave scorpion within their property. Most likely, the creature can be spotted nestling under wood in the backyard of the home. Those with concerns about the proximity of the scorpion to their property should contact their local San Antonio control team to analyze the issue and craft a removal strategy.

The experts at Family Pest Control can offer San Antonio homeowners a high level of safety against the latest threats to their home and family. To learn more, contact their office team today.


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