Wednesday, July 06, 2005


I really hate scorpions. This weekend I was trying to get my daughter to take a nap (and to sneak in a little nap myself) when a scorpion ran across her pillow. Ugh. In trying to defend her, I was stung. Of course, I didn't have my glasses on, so that probably contributed to the sting.

I've been stung before--I stepped on a scorpion when I was about a week away from giving birth. Our washer/dryer is in the garage and the little pest decided to take a visit. Let's just say that the scorpion was pulp by the time I was finished. Compared to the stepped on scorpion, this sting wasn't too bad.

According to the University of Michigan ADW, we have the common brown scorpion. When it gets really dry we tend to see a boom of scorpions in the house. I guess that they like to live in the attic, but if it gets too hot they come to visit the cooler areas. There isn't a whole lot of non toxic options to prevent scorpions. We've found some sticky pads that help to catch them. But, Texas seems to attract all sorts of creepy crawlies.

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