Unlike other areas in the United States, scorpions are a huge problem in Coachella Valley. They come with inherent risks, including being venomous. This could pose a huge problem for anyone—especially for those that are hypersensitive to the venom. It’s critical that should you see one scorpion, you take action quickly. Where there is one, there is usually more. Taking action quickly can prevent stings and health challenges for you and your family.
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Type of scorpions in Coachella Valley
Stripedtail scorpions are 2 ½ inches long with characteristic stripes along their bodies.
Robb Hannawacker, while working for Joshua Tree National Park, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Giant desert hairy scorpion
Giant desert hairy scorpions are one of the largest species that reach 5–7 inches in length.
California common scorpions
California common scorpions are light in color and grow to be 2-3 inches long.
Scorpions might point to another problem
Scorpions have eight legs, which makes them part of the arachnid family, along with spiders. They eat other insects, mice, lizards, and even snakes. They even eat other scorpions.
If you find a lot of scorpions around your house, that might be an indicator that you have another pest problem.
Are scorpions dangerous?
Is it true that scorpions glow in the dark?
All scorpions have an exterior skeleton, called an exoskeleton. Many insects have exoskeletons, which afford them protection from other predators.
The chemical make-up of the scorpion’s exoskeleton is such that if illuminated at night, it emits a blue-green glow.
How can I inspect for scorpions?
If you suspect that your property and house are infested with scorpions, go for a walk around your property after dark with a flashlight. Scorpions tend to be nocturnal, so the nighttime is when you are likely to see them.
Try to think like a scorpion. Check woodpiles and heaps of stuff that you plan on hauling off to the dump. Also scan over your rock garden, taking care to look in the cracks and seams.
Be realistic and consider that we are in the Coachella Valley and that scorpions are part of the natural environment. As long as you have the flashlight in your hand, turn off the lights in the house and walk around.
Check under and behind beds and sofas. Pull out the refrigerator and look under and behind the washer and dryer.
What should I do if I see a scorpion in my home?
How do I discourage scorpions from coming around my house and property?
Scorpions, especially the bark scorpion, like piles of abandoned stuff. Wood piles, junk piles, toys, anything like that. It is best to clean up any standing piles and wear a pair of heavy gloves when you are doing so. One characteristic of the bark scorpion is they like to hang upside down, which is how people get stung. They grab something by the underside and… ZAP!
The scorpions in the Coachella Valley can grow up to 7 centimeters (about 2-3/4 inches). If they can’t get in through doors or windows, their next preferred entry route is bushes and trees up against the house that can get them into an open window or a torn screen. Trim those bushes and keep the kids out of them. Scorpions also like the various rock garden formations popular in the Coachella Valley. Any crevice between the rocks is a good scorpion hiding place. If you are rearranging the rock garden, make sure to wear heavy gloves.