Three Exotic Scorpion Species That You Want To Avoid | Waco Pest Control
For those of you living in rural desert areas, checking your shoes for scorpions is probably a daily habit. Although scorpions may appear scary, the vast majority of scorpion species cannot harm humans. However, you would never guess which scorpions are dangerous based on size. The bigger and more menacing a scorpion looks, the more apt people will be to treat it as though it is venomous, but this is not the proper approach toward identifying venomous scorpions. For example, one of the largest scorpion species is known as the emperor scorpion. This species can reach lengths of up to eight full inches, but their stings are as weak as bee stings. However, there does exist three scorpion species that are native to America that you will want to avoid at all costs.
One of the smallest scorpion species in the entire world is also one of the most venomous, if not the most venomous. This dangerous scorpion is known as The Indian Red Scorpion and its sting causes nausea, heart problems, discoloration of the skin, and, in more severe cases, pulmonary edema, an accumulation of fluid in the lungs. These scorpions are native to India and Sri Lanka and they only grow to lengths of forty to sixty millimeters. Their pincers are relatively small, but their stingers are huge.
The Deathstalker scorpion sounds menacing and it most certainly is, as this scorpion contains one of the most toxic forms of venom in the world. Stings from this species will cause excruciating pain that lasts for hours. The deathstalker sting causes increased heartbeat, high blood pressure, and even convulsions and coma. Their stings can kill children and unhealthy adults. The Arabian Fat-Tailed Scorpion is just as dangerous as the deathstalker species. A sting from one of these mean scorpions can induce seizures, unconsciousness, and hypertension in its victims. Luckily, stings are rarely fatal as anti-venom medication is normally administered within plenty of time.
Have you ever sustained a sting from a scorpion?