AHWATUKEE, AZ - They are small but cause a great amount of fear in Valley homes: scorpions.
Scorpions only need the smallest crack in an exterior wall to gain access to your home, according to exterminators. The opening needs to be about the width of a credit card for the pest to crawl inside the house.
"I hate scorpions," said Misty Callum of Gilbert.
Callum's 12-year-old son, Dylan, was stung in early March and paramedics had to rush the boy to the emergency room in an ambulance. "His eyeballs were twitching back and forth," she told ABC15. "He looked horrible."
"I remember bits and pieces of being delusional," said Dylan.
Dylan recovered after being treated with the anti-venom, which typically costs patients several thousand dollars. If not treated, though extremely rare, scorpion stings can be deadly to the very young and very old.