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Babaliz
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Scorpions

Post by Babaliz » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:09 am

We have found 2 (small) scorpions in the last week - one on the terrace and (worryingly!)one inside, on the stairs! Does anyone know a good pest control person who can scorpion- proof our house?

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Re: Scorpions

Post by Eric Rathbone » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:48 am

Found this little bugger in the lounge, only because one of our dogs was playing with it.
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Re: Scorpions

Post by logicbob » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:52 am

We had one in the house when we first moved in but I have not seen any since, must be the hot weather bringing them out.

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Re: Scorpions

Post by Jaylay » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:40 am

We had one in the house last week, one of our Portuguese visitors said it was the sort you would expect to find in the Alentejo so yes, the hotter dryer weather this year has bought them south.

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Re: Scorpions

Post by Farol » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:45 pm

Are they poisonous to humans?

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Re: Scorpions

Post by logicbob » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:29 am

Farol wrote:Are they poisonous to humans?
I was told no, but I would not like to find out the hard way.

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Re: Scorpions

Post by pato » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:20 pm

I'd hate to find one in the bed. :shock:

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Re: Scorpions

Post by smudger » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:55 pm

pato wrote:I'd hate to find one in the bed. :shock:
Once left my trainers on patio and when went to lift them about an hour later a small lizard scrambled out....not sure who got biggest fright, Eddy Lizard or me!!! My wife was surprised it survived inside my trainer!!!
Since then always shake my shoes that have been outside before putting them on........and definitely after reading about the scorpions! :shock:

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Re: Scorpions

Post by ceh » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:43 pm

My brother in law found one in the pool (!) last week! A neighbour said it was because the ground is very sandy.

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