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looking for review with a scorpion in the bed!

Has anyone seen the trip review with the scorpion in the bed? I cannot remember if it's Scotsdale or Phoenix. DH has a meeting in Arizona and I cannot find that review for the life of me.

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1. Re: looking for review with a scorpion in the bed!

See post under Scottsdale.

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2. Re: looking for review with a scorpion in the bed!

Not sure of which review your talking of. But scorpions do live in certain parts of the valley. They are not everywhere, in fact I had lived 30 yrs in the city and diddnt see one. When we moved to a newer area, I have seen quite a few, along with other desert creatures.

Have your husband shake out his shoes before putting them on. My kids always know to shake out their shoes.

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3. Re: looking for review with a scorpion in the bed!

Scorpions CAN be anywhere in the Valley. However, as already mentioned they seem to be in pockets. A friend of ours would go out every night with a black light (scorpions glow in that kind of light) and kill many of them. My son was stung in the neck after picking up a log, my mom was stung by a bark scorpion (one of the worse kinds) while trimming tree branches and my hubby was stung 3 times while panning for gold in the mountains. For the most part, a sting is about the same reaction as a bee sting, however it depends on what kind of scorpion gets you. Be careful where you put your hands and what you pick up, shake your shoes out and check the bed covers. Now, should we mentioned Gila Monsters--the only poisonous lizard in the US? <g>

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4. Re: looking for review with a scorpion in the bed!

This may be the posting you are talking about. It was written by ColinAZ:

It depends on the area of the town you live in. I've never seen a scorpion, snake or spider inside a building, but it definitely does happen. I had a friend recently stung at night by a scorpion hiding in her bed, and people will often find snakes (usually diamondbacks in the Sonoran desert) in their garages or in other covered spots near or under their houses. Black widows are also notorious for spinning webs in garages.However, most stories I've heard involved the suburbs which were close to desert areas. If you're in a relatively developed area, you're safer, but certainly not safe. Scorpions seem to be especially unpredictable though, especially in the Phoenix area: some areas are infested, other areas have none.

So it is a very real threat, but it's important to learn to live with them and not try to just kill everything. Snakes can be avoided with common sense and a watchful eye, scorpions in a similar way, although checking dark spaces before you stick any part of your body into them (especially dumping out shoes) in known scorpion areas is always a good idea.

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