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What are signs of a scorpion sting?

First of all, you should know that all scorpions are venomous. They carry venom to paralyze their prey, and protect themselves.

A scorpion sting is painful and usually felt at immediate contact and they often sting multiple times in a row. Scorpions sting when they feel threatened. It is common to be stung when you are not expecting it; Many times you could have threatened a scorpion without even knowing it. Some examples would be something like;

Stepping on one, reaching into a dark place (like a bag) that they are inside of, sitting on one, putting on a shoe (that they are inside of), some people are stung during their sleep when a scorpion will climb on the bed and feel threatened when you move etc.

A scorpion’s sting could be described as feeling like:

  • A sharp Pain

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Burning

  • Sometimes swollen throat or tongue

  • Painful

  • Tender to touch

  • Muscle Cramps

A scorpion sting could be described as looking like (please keep in mind that each person’s body reacts differently);

  • Red

  • Swollen

  • Bruising discoloration

If you have been stung by a scorpion it is important to watch your symptoms to make sure that you aren’t having an allergic reaction. A lot of people will put ice on the site of the sting for some relief.

If you are having an allergic reaction, are a young child or baby, or elderly, or sick – you may want to seek medical attention after a scorpion sting.

Guaranteed Pest Control offers Scorpion control services. If you home is in an area that is highly populated with scorpions, it would be in your best interest to have your home on a regular service schedule to keep breeding under control! No one wants to see scorpions in their home! Also, please wear your shoes outside, especially at night.

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