Hot weather pushing scorpions into S. Nevada homes

LAS VEGAS -- The hot temperatures could be pushing potentially dangerous scorpions into southern Nevada homes.

They're called bark scorpions. They are light brown and two to three inches long. Stings from bark scorpions are not considered life threatening, unless the victim is a very young child or a very old adult.

Symptoms of a scorpion sting, according to Dr. George Dockendorf of Sunrise Hospital include:
  • Foaming of the mouth
  • Roving eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Sudden feeling of cold, along with a rise in temperature
  • Sweating

Symptoms usually happen one to three hours after being stung. People who have been stung should go to the hospital immediately, especially if they have an underlying medical condition.

Dr. Dockendorf says scorpions like dark, cool places like shoes or backs of closets. He advises people check those areas.



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