Scorpions are creepy but, in the 915, they're pretty much harmless.

Yes, scorpions can sting and yes, it will hurt. You don't have to panic if you're bitten though as El Paso scorpions don't have a deadly venom.

It paralyzes their prey so they can take their time eating it but isn't really dangerous to us.

... the types of scorpions in El Paso do not carry life-threatening venom. The sting is comparable to a wasp sting and can get red and sharp. (With the exception of an allergy to the venom, scorpion bites in El Paso are not lethal to humans.) -

They're not really a danger to us but they're very hard to get rid of. If they have gotten inside your home, there are a couple of simple things you can do to get rid of them.

  • Spread cinnamon oil around the house. It has something in it that scorpions hate.
  • You can also get a cat or, believe it or not, a chicken. They find scorpions quite tasty and will help keep the place scorpion free.
  • For other tips to get rid of scorpions, click here.

Peeps in Arizona, southeastern California near Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, and Sonora need to be a little more careful.

Those areas are home to the Bark Scorpion which does have a venom capable of killing a human.

Generally young children, the elderly, the immunocompromised, anyone with an allergy to the bites and small pets are most at risk.

These guys also glow in the dark so, keeping a black light handy is a good idea for folks in those areas.

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