check the vehicle(s) for any other scorpions that may have been
introduced into your home area
Thanks for the warning, rer, but it's too late. Scorpions are here;
they live in Florida, they live in the barn, they live in the shed
where the motorcycles, car, truck, horse trailers and hubby's
tractor all reside. I don't get skeevy about them anymore, altho I
did totally freak out the first time I found one way back when.
In fact, I was stung by a scorpion a year or so ago when I
unknowingly played "musical chairs" with it on seat of the Bobcat
utility vehicle. I thought I'd sat on a wasp!
But in reality, I rarely see them. Maybe once every six or eight
I avoid spraying my house and yard for insects as much as possible,
altho I will spray the foundation of the house when the ants get too
bold and start marching around inside. I'm convinced that my limited
use of insecticides is why my dogs tend to live 75% longer than
other members of their breed.
That having been said, it was a sad day yesterday, as we had to have
one of our barn kitties euthanized due to a tracheal tumor. She was
a rescue that showed up the year after we moved here. Vet at the
time (that we found her) estimated her age as 2, which means she was
only around 8 years old. It saddens me to wonder what type of
caustic material she might have ingested to leave her with such an
unusual cancer. Or perhaps she started her life in the home of a
Linda in central FL