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Arizona Bark Scorpion


bark_scorpion_375x254The Arizona Bark Scorpion is common throughout the southwestern United States.  It is a very common scorpion seen in Sonoran Desert of Arizona.  This scorpion ranges in different shades of light brown.  The male Bark Scorpion can grow to 8 cm in length, while the female only  7cm.  The Arizona Bark Scorpion is a nocturnal creature, which prefers to ambush it’s pray.  During such an attack, the Arizona Bark Scorpion may utilize its stinger.  When a Bark Scorpion stings, it injects a protein neurotoxin, which has the potential to be life threatening.  More than 200 children are stung each year in Arizona.    This scorpion prefers to feed on crickets or roaches.

The female Arizona Bark Scorpion can give birth to approximately 20-30 young.  The babies will usually attach themselves to their mother’s back and will usually stay there for up to 21 days after their birth.  A Bark Scorpion’s life expectancy is approximately 6 years.  They are well adapted to the desert, but prefer areas that withhold sufficient moister and areas where increased humidity are present, such as irrigated lawns.  A Bark Scorpion only requires a 1/16 of an inch gap, to enter your home.  They can climb walls, trees and other objects during their process in entering your home.

The Bark Scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America.  One sting from this scorpion’s tail may cause a variety of reactions.  Numbness and tightening of the muscles in the affected area can occur.  The area stung may also be immobilized from 24 to 72 hours.  In some cases, difficulty breathing and convulsions have also been documented.  Thousands of humans are stung in Arizona each year.

Lady Liberty Pest Control is experienced in the treatment of Bark Scorpions and it is our goal to make your home a safe place, free from these potentially dangerous pests.  We will build a barrier between you and those potentially dangerous Arizona Bark Scorpions through diligent applications of a combination of treatments.