ABC15's Dan Spindle went scorpion hunting with Misty Godfrey, plus got some of her top tips on where to find them and how to keep them away from your home.
Yikes! Nearly 11,000 scorpion stings were reported in Arizona last year alone.
Most of the time, scorpion stings are not deadly, but they certainly can hurt. The medicine required to treat the sting can also be very expensive.
Scorpions have the ability to survive in the Arizona desert and harsh temperatures because they can dramatically descrease their metabolism.
Neighbors refer to Misty Godfrey as the "Scorpion Queen." In the evenings, she ventures outside to see how many of the little buggers she can scoop up -- using a common kitchen tool.
The San Tan Valley mother isn't collecting these scorpions just to get rid of them -- it's a hobby that's helping her earn some extra cash!
Misty says she commonly sees the critters in the cracks between walls, but there are a few other places you'll want to check.
You won't want to miss our black-light-filled hunt through Misty's San Tan Valley neighborhood.
You won't believe how many scorpions were found on the side of Misty's house, and in some unusual places, too.
View our story on abc15.com to see why she catches all these scorpions and what you can do to keep them away from your home.