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How serious are scorpions?

Scorpions in Phoenix, AZ are a serious concern because they are venomous and can deliver painful stings that can be dangerous, especially to children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. There are several species of scorpions in Arizona, including the Arizona bark scorpion, which is considered to be the most venomous scorpion in North America.

Symptoms of a scorpion sting can include pain, numbness, tingling, muscle spasms, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, scorpion stings can lead to convulsions, respiratory distress, and even death, although fatalities are rare.

It’s important to take steps to prevent scorpion infestations in your home or yard, such as sealing up entry points and eliminating potential hiding places and food sources. If you suspect a scorpion infestation or have been stung by a scorpion, seek medical attention immediately. It’s also a good idea to consult with a pest control professional for assistance with scorpion control and prevention. A baby/toddler and the elderly are at much higher risk for a severe reaction to a scorpion sting, you should contact a doctor right away if this happens.

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