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Scorpions in Tucson

In Arizona, there are 3 dozen types of scorpions.  The Bark Scorpion is the most dangerous and can cause significant medical problems. To identify the Bark Scorpion, they are smaller, light tan to dark brown, .5 to 1 inch in length.  They like palm trees and decorative bark.  It's also a climber, can go up walls and across ceilings!
Scorpions in Tucson

What I've always been told is - the smaller the scorpion, the more potent the venom. Generally, you have site pain and local swelling and redness - which sounds bad enough to me!  I always shake out shoes and garden gloves before inserting body parts!

Signs and Symptoms of a Sting (generally within 2-3 hours of being stung):
Immediate pain at the site and sensitivity to touch.
Numbness and tingling - which can travel
Possibility of vision issues and/or uncoordinated eye movements
Difficulty swallowing and a feeling like your tongue is swelling; drooling
Slurred speech
Muscle twitching

Being stung by a scorpion is no silly matter.  If you suspect you have been stung by a scorpion, please call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Scorpions in Tucson
This morning, my husband found a little surprise in his coffee mug at work.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • September 14 2015 12:43PM


Good morning Cara....I'd say defintely something that one needs to avoid as much as possible...Tks for sharing with us in AR Land.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) over 4 years ago

I've lived in the Phoenix area for over 20 years and was finally stung a couple years ago - ouch!  The worst part is that it was on my upper thigh - at the exact height of my daughters arms - and for some reason she needed to hug me frequently!  So she would wrap her arms around my legs and the pain and buring would start all over.  It was a long couple of day!

Posted by Judy Hudek, Your Professional Realtor (Realty ONE Group) over 4 years ago

Not much bothers me, and these don't either, but, I would rather not come in contact

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

Ronald DiLalla - I'm glad to say I've never come across a live one!

Judy Hudek - but no recurring complications?  Is it like a bee sting?

William Feela .  I hear you.  I did have to remove a tarantula from an open house once!


Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 4 years ago

The initial sting wasn't bad - I thought there was just a sticker or something in my pants pocket - and then the heat!  So the sting isn't really anything - but the venom (or whatever) lasts for about 4 days.  

Posted by Judy Hudek, Your Professional Realtor (Realty ONE Group) over 4 years ago

Scorpions and Rattlesnakes both!  When they're babies they don't know how much venom to use so they will try to inject it all!  That's why baby bark scorpions can cause so much damage because they use so much more venom than an adult would have used in the same situation.

Great things to be on the lookout for!

Posted by Chip Morgan, LSS, LSE, LMS (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 4 years ago