Bark Scorpion
(Centruroides sculpturatus)

Scorpions are night feeders, and they are attracted to water, swimming pools, and irrigation areas. Scorpions live both outside in wood piles, palm trees, decorative bark, and inside homes or places that are dark and cool. During the day, scorpions seek shelter under loose boards, wood piles, rocks, or the bark of trees. Scorpions also find daytimehiding places in crawl spaces, attics, and closets. They will enter occupied rooms; kitchens may draw them when they are in search of water. They also hide in man-made objects.

Openings around plumbing fixtures, loose fitting doors and windows and cracks in foundations and walls allow easy access. Exterior lighting that is less attractive to insects is recommended in areas of the valley were scorpions are prevalent.

Do not leave shoes, boots, clothing items, and, especially, wet towels, outdoors where scorpions can hide.Shake all clothing and shoes before putting them on. Wear gloves when working in the yard. Wear shoes outdoors, especially during the evening hours.

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