Treatment for Scorpion Stings

Scorpion bites can be quite painful, but are mostly harmless. The only dangerous scorpion, and probably the most venomous of all bugs of North America, is the bark scorpion. Bark scorpions are found in Arizona and New Mexico and throughout the west extending across the Colorado River into California.

Scorpions are closely related to spiders, mites, and ticks. They usually only sting to protect themselves when they are feeling threatened. Scorpions tend to get caught up in bedding or crawl into shoes, so be sure to check your child’s bedding and clothing often. Scorpion stings, without a serious reaction, can be treated by applying ice directly on the sting and over-the-counter pain medication. Bark scorpion anti-venom is only readily available in Arizona; therefore, any scorpion sting that shows signs of a bark scorpion must be treated at a hospital. Anti-venom has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of the sting.

Buzz Kill Pest Control provides the pest control DFW requires during the warmer seasons and all year round. We have an exterminator for all the insects, bugs, or termites that you are trying to keep out. Call us today at 817.812.BUZZ (2899) or 214.233.OUCH (6824).

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