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CAUTION! 4 types of scorpions crawling around the Valley

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 20:06:08-04

PHOENIX — Scorpion season is here!

Watch the video above to check out must-know scorpion facts and how to stay scorpion-free!

Ben Holland, founder of Scorpion Sweepers, says there's only one definitive action when it comes to ridding your house of these creepy crawlers -- physical extraction. Call an exterminator if you see more than 10 in your backyard.

Most scorpions in the United States are not venomous, except for two species found here in the southwest. The most dangerous scorpion species is the Arizona Bark Spider, alias Bark Scorpion. Baby scorpions are the most venomous because they cannot control how much venom they release.

If you are stung by a scorpion, you'll notice a raised red dot. Holland says to wash the wound with soap and water then treat with a cold compress. If you are allergic to scorpions or if you think you were stung by a Bark Scorpion, contact Poison Control immediately at (800) 222-1222.