3 Dangerous Scorpions in The Vegas Valley

3 dangerous scorpions

Scorpions are terrifyingly ugly creatures that populate the Vegas Valley heavily. On top of being scary to see, scorpions can also pose a danger to human health. If stung, you can experience painful swelling, irritation, and potentially even a deadly allergic reaction. Because of the possibility of a sting, it’s best to stay away from scorpions as much as possible! We hope you keep an eye out for these 3 dangerous scorpions and recommend you contact a professional Dr. Death Pest Control expert when you do!

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Giant Hairy Scorpion

The name of this dangerous scorpion isn’t misleading: they’re giant, and they’re hairy. On average, Giant Hairy Scorpions are large, approximately four inches from head to the tip of their stinger. They don’t shy away from confrontation and are known for being very aggressive hunters. Because of their size, their stinger packs quite a punch. The Giant Hairy Scorpion makes our list of most dangerous scorpions because of how painful their stings are. While not usually deadly, you’ll be feeling the sting for days to come.


Bark Scorpion

Bark Scorpions are both the most common and the most venomous scorpion found throughout the Las Vegas Valley. These dangerous scorpions range in size from one to three inches, with a skinny tail ending in a large stinger. Their light brown color allows them to hurry through the desert landscape without being detected, which is bad news for Vegas homeowners. Bark Scorpions like to travel in large packs. The chances are good that if you see one, there’s a few hundred hiding somewhere nearby. Because of how venomous the Bark Scorpion is, our pest control experts highly recommend you give us a call if you see one.


Devil Scorpion

The Devil Scorpion, also known as the Striped-Tail Scorpion, is another widespread scorpion variety found throughout the Valley. You may mistake the Devil Scorpion for a Bark Scorpion due to their similar size, but if you look closely, you’ll see clear striping on the tail. We don’t recommend looking closely! Devil Scorpions pack a mighty amount of venom. While they’re not quite as dangerous as their Bark Scorpion cousins, they still can cause nausea, headaches, and fatigue if allowed to sting a human. For more pest info and other related tips, please contact Dr. Death Pest Control.

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