Georgia scorpions versus Arizona scorpions

Question: I live in Georgia and have seen a few scorpions in my house. They are small, but I was wondering if these 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 in, and I was wondering if there is anything I can do about them.

ANSWER They are not dangerous, no more than a wasp sting at least, and they weren't in Arizona either. There is one species of scorpion in North America that could be dangerous and that is the Bark Scorpion, which has a very potent venom. For the most part, the worst result would be an allergic reaction to the venom, much like a bee or wasp sting for some people. 

If you have issues with scorpions, call us and a highly-trained Orkin Pest Specialist will visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection. They 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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