Tracey Smith has been our main Terminix technician for several years. She is thorough, friendly and takes the time to talk to us about what she is doing if we are home. I have found her to be a very pleasant person and we are glad that she takes care of us. She is an excellent representative. She is extremely professional, and she is one of the reasons why we continue to use Terminix for both our termite inspections and monthly insect applications. She is the type of person that gives your company a good name!
Varies between species, but most measure about 2 inches fully grown.
Can vary widely between yellow, blue, reddish brown, and black.
Scorpions are predators that feed primarily on insects. They crawl into buildings through exterior cracks in search of food or suitable shelter. Once inside, they may wander into clothing, shoes, or a bed where someone might contact them resulting in a scorpion sting. Stepping barefoot on a scorpion is another common way to be stung.
Scorpions are found throughout the southern United States from coast to coast. Only one species of scorpion found in the United States could be considered dangerous, and it is found in the extreme southwest in Arizona and southern California. Still, only small children and the elderly are at risk of a fatal sting from this species. Any scorpion sting, however, can be serious to anyone that is allergic to insect stings. A physician should attend to all stings.
To reduce scorpions around a home, eliminate as many piles of items or debris on the ground and keep dense vegetation to a minimum. All scorpions glow green under black light, so a portable black light can be used outside at night to find where scorpions are harboring. When a home is chronically invaded by these arthropods, it is best to seek the services of a professional such as Terminix to achieve long-term relief.