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Old 06-16-2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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I have killed 2 in the last two evenings around the back door and several more over the past couple of weeks. Hate those things!

Time to mix up a batch of Demon.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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We used to find them all the time in our Colorado house. It gave us the willies finding them running across our beds.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:15 PM   #3
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Flat white glue boards from Walmart, problem solved. Use them under night stands, couches, etc.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:33 PM   #4
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Get tongs and one of these and go hunting!
https://www.amazon.com/Blacklight-UV...light+scorpion
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:34 PM   #5
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They glow under blacklight.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:16 PM   #6
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Flat white glue boards from Walmart, problem solved. Use them under night stands, couches, etc.


This works great.. ^^^^^^
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:33 PM   #7
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They glow under blacklight.
That's how I found this one in West Texas.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:35 PM   #8
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That's a big one too^^^
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:40 PM   #9
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Buddy of mine is building a new house in the Columbus area... has a small living quarters in his new barn... He got up last Sunday morning and put his pants on that were hanging on a rack on the wall... well up off the floor... Scorpion got him on his leg twice before he could get to it and it got him on the hand while he was trying to keep it from hittin' his leg again... He was a hurtin' puppy for the rest of the day... Lots of Benedryl and pain meds, but seems to be OK now... I had told him to watch out for 'em as they are always around new construction in wooded areas for some reason... He believes me now!!
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:30 PM   #10
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They glow under blacklight.


This is how we got them under control. The kids hunted them in the house and yard with black lights, in the beginning they would catch 15-20 per night but before long it got hard to find one.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:07 AM   #11
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We don't have them too bad here. Saw quite a few on a jobsite when I worked in construction a few years ago. I always thought they were kind of cool. I've caught a bunch just by grabbing them by the stinger. I've never been stung but I've heard it hurts pretty good.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:14 AM   #12
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They glow under blacklight.


Back in 2002 I used to go hunting them in Cave Creek Arizona with a black light. Drinking beer in the middle of the desert and flipping rocks with a black light was a Good Friday night lol.


We actually had a large fish tank with the biggest ones we caught with a black light on top of it.


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Old 06-17-2017, 02:27 AM   #13
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If you have a dead tree or wood pile within 100 yards, that habitat is a scorpion factory and they will upgrade to your habitat.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:37 AM   #14
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Get tongs and one of these and go hunting!
https://www.amazon.com/Blacklight-UV...light+scorpion
We have one of those. We've only found one in the house so far this year but it is only a matter of time til more show up.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:02 AM   #15
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I was drinking glass of water one night and felt something on my lip thats right one of them . only thing that saved me from getting bitten was moustache and beard
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:17 AM   #16
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Loading feed bags the other day without gloves and BAM! You know it, right on my expression finger. A week before that went to get the mail and BAM on my index finger. Dang thing was in my mail box. I went back to the house and got a caulk gun and caulked ever little hole in the mail box.

Those red wasps pack a punch as good as them scorpions. I was putting a saddle on a pony mule in the barn and when I put the saddle on him the stirrup hit the barn wall. Red wasps came out ever where and they tore me up and the poor little mule was tied up and getting hit in the face from them. I ran back in there and got him loose but they had swelled his eyes shut. Bad stuff.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:19 AM   #17
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Demon and more demon. Inside and out. Good stuff. I hate scorpions.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:23 AM   #18
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We have one of those. We've only found one in the house so far this year but it is only a matter of time til more show up.
Did you scout around the area outside with the light and look under stuff Too?
I have found them under the bark on logs and trees alot.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:31 AM   #19
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^^^ Yep. Our best find was a few years back when we found a momma with a jillion babies on her back!
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:34 AM   #20
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Buddy of mine is building a new house in the Columbus area... has a small living quarters in his new barn... He got up last Sunday morning and put his pants on that were hanging on a rack on the wall... well up off the floor... Scorpion got him on his leg twice before he could get to it and it got him on the hand while he was trying to keep it from hittin' his leg again... He was a hurtin' puppy for the rest of the day... Lots of Benedryl and pain meds, but seems to be OK now... I had told him to watch out for 'em as they are always around new construction in wooded areas for some reason... He believes me now!!
Just had my house built. Found a couple outside plus a trantula on a shutter. Never seen a trantula in Grimes County before.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:38 AM   #21
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Killed this little lady the other day. She was not happy when I woke her up lol. Never seen the babies before.

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Old 06-17-2017, 07:09 AM   #22
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^^^ Yep. Our best find was a few years back when we found a momma with a jillion babies on her back!
"Jillion"

Just lernt me new one. Lol
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:17 AM   #23
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"Jillion"

Just lernt me new one. Lol
That's not very many. A gajillion and a bazillion are much more X1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:33 AM   #24
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Scorpions a re a regular item here. In the last week or so I bet we have had a dozen of them in the house. Some we catch and throw out, some don't get treated so nice. They really are not aggressive bugs if you don't trap them in your clothes with you. Been popped a few times as has my wife. Always thought it was similar to the bigger red wasp as far as the sting itself.
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:46 AM   #25
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I had good luck with Biffin /and Demon..Glue traps work.My BIL swears that Sprinkle cinnimon on door thresholds and window edges and other entry places ..keeps them away..He lives in AZ
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:26 AM   #26
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I have found that the pain from a scorpion sting is immediate and intense. Fortunately it doesn't last long though, especially if you ice it down.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:07 AM   #27
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I have found that the pain from a scorpion sting is immediate and intense. Fortunately it doesn't last long though, especially if you ice it down.
Makes me drink beer
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:57 AM   #28
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I'd have demon on hand for perimeter spray if I started seeing any... I don't jack with bugs
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:09 PM   #29
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Cy-kick works well, too, and mixes a little better (less staining) than Demon.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #30
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Here is an idea.
Lay some 2x4s in an x pattern in an area that you think may have scorpions near. Bury a container such as a folders can, 5 gallon bucket or similar at the center of the x so that any scorpions that follow the boards fall into it. Lay a board or something over the top of the container to shade any captives you might not want to die. Then check daily for captives and post pictures for us to see what you catch. Buy some resin and make these and sell them to green screeners and give them as gifts.
https://www.google.com/search?q=scor...resin+add+cart
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:24 PM   #31
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You people posting pics of these devils are just plain EVIL. I had to touch those things with my finger, scrolling through, and like to have died!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:14 AM   #32
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got popped in the face 3 times last week, not fun! **** things are hard to get rid of!
ice ,benedryl , and whiskey work for the aftermath.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:24 AM   #33
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The last one I saw was under an old cast iron bathtub. One of my buddies pointed it out to me. I didn't know they freaked him out until I grabbed it by the stinger and he stepped back. But I didn't try to throw it on him because I respect other people's fears....I did throw it in his direction though.

Wind scorpions tend to scare people too. I don't think they can bite you though. I have thrown one of those on someone back before I grew up and stopped doing such foolish things. He was not impressed we'll just say that.

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Old 06-19-2017, 07:30 AM   #34
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Tempo works well, too.

After the dog got into a glue board while we were at dinner we spent 4-6 hours cleaning it up. No more glue boards allowed in my house.
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