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Scorpions

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • In South Florida, scorpions are usually dark brown in color
  • Broad flattened body and eight legs
  • The front pair of claw-like pincers are used to hold their prey, while a sting is present at the tip of the tail
  • Size: In South Florida scorpions vary in size from 1 to 4 inches in length
  • Scorpions are predators that usually feed on other insects, and they are very active at night.

Behavior and Habitat of Scorpions

Scorpions are predators that usually feed on other insects and they are very active at night. They have a long life cycle, lasting three to five years. Males and females go through a courtship ritual prior to mating. Scorpions do not lay eggs, instead the young are born alive. After birth, the young scorpions climb on the back of the mother and remain there until after their first molt. Scorpions will readily eat their own species and females will often eat their own young if a steady food supply is not available. Scorpions like to hide outside under boards, debris, or other areas that provide protection. They crawl into buildings through exterior cracks in search of food or shelter. They are a nuisance, especially in recently built homes. Scorpion stings can be very dangerous to anyone who is allergic.

Signs of Infestation of Scorpions

Scorpions may enter homes through wall voids and take shelter in cool, moist areas like crawl spaces and attics.

Tips for Prevention of Scorpions

Eliminate harborage sites around the property including woodpiles, trash, and debris. Remove stones and landscape timbers from the property, store firewood at least twenty feet from the home and five inches up off the ground, seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home with caulk, and repair any damaged window and door screens.

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