3 Fascinating Facts about Scorpions

3 Fascinating Facts about Scorpions

Scorpions are not insects. Rather they are arachnids and, just like spiders, they have eight legs. Their most notable features are their pincers and their stinger. Scorpions are widely distributed across the planet and are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are over 2,500 species of them in the world and around 60 in Arizona. In Phoenix, the most common scorpion is the Arizona bark scorpion. It just so happens that Arizona bark scorpion is the only species of scorpion in the entire country that can cause severe medical symptoms in humans. At Eco-Logic Management, our local pest control company can remove scorpions from your property. We'll get the job done quickly and ensure that your home is scorpion-free. Even though certain types of scorpions can be harmful, they are still fascinating creatures. Here are three interesting facts about scorpions.

Glow in the Dark

Though scientists still aren't exactly sure how it happens, scorpions will glow under ultraviolet light. Because scorpions are largely nocturnal, scientists have actually used ultraviolet light to find new species of scorpions. In the past few decades, ultraviolet light has helped scientists identify over 1,000 new scorpion species. Even some scorpion fossils have fluorescent qualities.

Most Scorpions Aren't Dangerous to People

Though the Phoenix area is home to a dangerously venomous type of scorpion, most scorpions in the world are incapable of causing much harm to humans. Of the more than 2,000 identified scorpion species, only 25 have venom that can hurt an adult. Children are more prone to complications from scorpion stings. Fortunately, in the Phoenix area, antivenom is widely available and is effective at preventing death.

Medical Uses

The deathstalker, which is found in the Middle East, is one of the most dangerous types of scorpions. However, a component of its venom, chlorotoxin, has shown great promise in treating brain tumors. In clinical trials, chlorotoxin has been very helpful with marking cancerous cells in real-time while an operation is ongoing.

Scorpion Removal in Phoenix

When you need pest control in Phoenix, contact Eco-Logic Management at (480) 470-9005. At our nearby pest control company, we know how to thoroughly remove common Arizona pests, including scorpions, termites, and cockroaches. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

Eco-Logic Management, Inc Blog
Posted: July 10, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ