Scorpions, by and large, are solitary creatures. The Arizona bark scorpion is a rare exception. Especially during the winter, it’s not uncommon to see packs of 20 to 30 of them congregate. At least they’re easier to spot and avoid in such numbers.
The good news about Arizona scorpions is that, while they’re venomous enough to hurt humans, they’re rarely deadly. Only two recorded fatalities have happened in Arizona since at least 1968. Still, scorpion stings can be very dangerous, especially for small children, elderly people and adults with compromised immune systems. A sting can cause severe pain for 24 to 72 hours, combined with numbness, tingling, vomiting and temporary dysfunction in the area stung.
Fortunately, we at Burns Pest Elimination are Arizona’s leading experts on scorpion control.