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Scorpions on property
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Dale    Posted 02-29-2004 at 21:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last year I bought 5 acres of property in the country that I plan on moving to in May. Talking to some of the locals around there are telling me that the area is overrun with scorpions. Someone told me that turkeys may be helpful in killing the scorpions. Any other suggestions.


Cindi    Posted 03-01-2004 at 02:58:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not sure there is any way to control them. I lived in a mobile home that had rock underpinning and I was over run with them. I slept on a mattress on the floor and it was nothing to wake up with them in bed with me EVERY NIGHT. They were thick in the bathroom, always in the tubs, and sinks.

I got to where I would wake up two or three times a night and shake out the sheets as a matter of routine, but I was still stung three or four times a week. If you spray for them they just go in the walls and hide until the spray dries. They can go without food and water for up to a year. I don't know if chickens or turkeys will eat them as I didn't have any at the the time but I can offer some suggestions.

If you're building a house, build it on pier and beam, or cinderblock and stucco on a concrete slab. Keep the area under and around the house free of wood piles or rock piles, they love stone and brick and junk piles. Insulate solidly around pipes that enter the house and chink up any and all cracks until they won't even let in air, as a scorpion can flatten it's body and get through amazingly small cracks. Also the darker the body of the scorpion the worse the sting. The little translucent brown ones are comparable to a bee sting, but the bigger/slash darker, they can make you very sick. Just out of curiosity....is your land in Texas? If so...God help you (grin)


Dale    Posted 03-01-2004 at 04:34:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes. I'm in Texas. Just outside of San Antonio.


Gasoline    Posted 02-29-2004 at 22:03:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just get ya one of them sprayers and spray the entire area down with gasoline. Pay someone $5 to lite it and run like the wind!!!!
That should take care os them.

RY


Dieselrider    Posted 03-01-2004 at 04:09:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Be very careful with the gas. Do not ever stand down hill from where you sprayed to light it. The fumes are heavier than air and go down hill. Really should try another aproach.


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