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Georgia scorpions versus Arizona scorpions

Question: I live in Georgia and have seen a few scorpions in my house. They are small and I was wondering if the scorpions are dangerous? I used to live in AZ and know that the scorpions there are really dangerous. I’m not sure how they are getting and I was wondering what or if there is anything I can do about them?

ANSWER They are not dangerous, not more than a wasp sting and they were not dangerous in Arizona either. There is just one dangerous species in North America, it is the Bark Scorpion.  It has very potent venom.  For the most part, the worse result of a scorpion sting would be an allergic reaction to the venom, much like a bee or wasp sting for some people. 

If you are having issues with scorpions, call your local Orkin Branch office and a highly-trained Orkin Pest Specialist will visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection.  The Orkin Pest Specialist will develop a customized treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Learn more about different types of scorpions and characteristics of poisonous scorpions in the Orkin Pest Library.

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