Scorpions are classified as arachnids and are characterized by a pair of pincers, an elongated body, and a segmented tail tipped with a venomous stinger. They vary in size from a few millimeters to over 20 centimeters in length.
In Arkansas, scorpions tend to roam considerably in search of food during the months of April, May, and early June, and at that time they commonly enter houses. They use open spaces under doors and windows and can enter through foundation cracks. They also come in hidden spaces around homes and businesses. Scorpions are nocturnal creatures, Scorpions feed on insects, moths, caterpillars, spiders, and other small animals.
Some species of scorpions are venomous and can pose a threat to humans, while others are relatively harmless. Those that are venomous can cause a range of reactions, from mild to severe, depending on the species and the individual's sensitivity to the venom.
The symptoms of a scorpion sting can include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, muscle spasms, and difficulty breathing. In rare cases, a scorpion sting can be life-threatening, particularly in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Usually if you have an allergic reaction to wasp or other bee stings, then you will most likely have the same reaction to a scorpion sting.
To prevent scorpion stings, it is important to take precautions such as wearing protective clothing and footwear, shaking out clothing and bedding before use, and avoiding areas where scorpions are known to live. Call Bug Pro LLC call us at (501) 941-3378 or contact us online if you’re noticing scorpions around your home or business and we’ll take care of the problem for you. We offer a free, no obligation quote.