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Scorpions

Scorpions are recognized by the two large pincers extended in front of their head and the stinger at the end of the long tail. The body color ranges from light brown to almost black.

Scorpions live singly in outdoor habitats where they are predators of insects and some small animals. They are active at night and remain in a shaded harborage during the day. They will move to the perimeter of houses with local seasonal variations, or when temperatures drop and the foundation provides warmth. From the perimeter of the house they can move indoors.

When scorpions move indoors, they usually remain hidden in undisturbed location. And sometimes they can be inside for long periods of time before they are detected. Scorpions are often found in kitchens and bathrooms because of the favorable humidity. They often remain close to their point of entry into the house.

A UV light (blacklight) can be used to find scorpions indoors. Attempt to locate them at night and direct the light under objects and in corners. Scorpions will be seen as bluish-green color.