From one to 30…
The last thing you want is a pregnant female bark scorpion in your home. From one scorpion you can have 30. The Pest Border Barrier System Guarantees you will never have this in your home.
Arizona bark scorpions have a gestation period of several months, are born live, and are gently guided onto their mother’s back. The female usually gives birth to anywhere from 25 to 35 young. These remain with their mother until their first molt, which can be up to 3 weeks after birth. When they are ready they crawl off the mothers back and go in different directions. These young scorpions are tiny and hard to spot. Many say there sting is worse than adults due to the fact they are not able to control the amount of venom they release. Arizona bark scorpions may live up to 6 years.
The bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America, and its venom can cause severe pain (coupled with numbness, tingling, and vomiting) in adult humans, typically lasting between 24 to 72 hours. Temporary dysfunction in the area stung is common; e.g. a hand or possibly arm can be immobilized or experience convulsions. It also may cause loss of breath for a short time. Due to the extreme pain induced, many victims describe sensations of electrical jolts after envenomation.
Bark Scorpions Venom
Fatalities from scorpion envenomation in the USA are rare and are limited to small animals (including small pets), small children because, the elderly, and adults with compromised immune systems. Extreme reaction to the venom is indicated by numbness, frothing at the mouth, paralysis, and a neuromotor syndrome that may be confused with a seizure and that may make breathing difficult, particularly for small children. Two recorded fatalities have occurred in the state of Arizona since 1968; the number of victims stung each year in Arizona is estimated to be in the thousands. In Mexico, more than 100,000 people are stung annually, and during a peak period in the 1980s, the bark scorpion claimed up to 800 lives there.