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Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 31, 2022 12:42PM
My mom found it in a dishrag. We’ve never seen one here. Google is crap. When you search for poison to kill scorpions, you get results for how poisonous scorpions are. Borax supposedly works, but slowly.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 31, 2022 12:51PM
Sell the house, buy new one sans scorpions. angel smiley
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: May 31, 2022 12:53PM
Step on it. Pesticides are all but useless. [www.orkin.com]
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 31, 2022 01:09PM
Roast, or add to soup:

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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 31, 2022 01:13PM
Catch and release if possible. It’s a fairly safe bet this creature has no personal animosity for your mother, it’s just living its life.



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Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 31, 2022 01:32PM
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Sell the house, buy new one sans scorpions. angel smiley

agreed. and no inspections.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 31, 2022 01:37PM
There may be a scorpion and spider spray at your local store.
I’ve seen it in TX and SC.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 31, 2022 01:37PM
Essential oil(s)?
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 31, 2022 01:39PM
.....The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) single-handedly killed.....The Scorpion King....





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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: May 31, 2022 01:42PM
Yes, make it smell good before you stomp on it and relocate the remains to the trash can!

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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 31, 2022 01:46PM
But seriously now, scorpions are carnivores, and need a consistent water source.

Chances are that there are not large numbers of others in the house.

Eliminate possible sources of food and water, and do a little hunting with a black or UV light.



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Also, reduce habitat close to the house, i.e. firewood and lumber piles, leaves.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2022 02:18PM by btfc.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 31, 2022 01:50PM
How long has it been in the kitchen? Is it cooking?



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Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 31, 2022 02:02PM
Hand granade.



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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: d4
Date: May 31, 2022 02:04PM
Step One: Take a pic!



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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 31, 2022 02:19PM
GIANT HAMMER
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 31, 2022 03:46PM
put a glass over it, slide a paper under the jar and release it in the neighbor's yard, or just step on it (while wearing a shoe)



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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 31, 2022 03:48PM
Time to break out the AR-15.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 31, 2022 03:51PM
badminton raquet ?
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 31, 2022 03:52PM
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cbelt3
badminton raquet ?

Too flimsy. Racquetball or tennis at minimum.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: May 31, 2022 04:07PM
This goes in the category of burn the house down...



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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 31, 2022 04:24PM

Have you thought about calling SPIDERMAN?
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Date: May 31, 2022 04:26PM
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 31, 2022 04:40PM




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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: May 31, 2022 05:18PM
Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 31, 2022 05:27PM
“ You can blow off a limb, and it's still 86 percent combat effective. Here's a tip: aim for the nerve stem, and put it down for good. ”


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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Diana
Date: May 31, 2022 06:40PM
Having lived with them, I can answer you.

I hope that he was just the vanguard, but usually where there is one, you can be sure to find others. There are three things they need: food, water, and shelter. Get rid of their food source and they will leave. If there is no water, both they and their food source will leave. If there is no shelter, then, once again, they tend to leave.

You can’t really spray for them; they hold themselves up off the ground and thus step over anything you put down. Any spray they get is usually pretty minimal. Spraying does, however, tend to get rid of the food source (see above). You say it was found on the dish rag? The kitchen provides usually all the things they need. You could look at it as he’s your buddy, eating any pests he can find.

The fact that you found it shows me that (a) you may have pests and (b) it may be bad enough to bring in the predators. And they can get into spots that you would swear that was impossible, just like roaches. Just like mice. Are you sure that he didn’t get carried in? Have you seen any outside?

One house I lived in had them in the house as well as outside. It was situated on the edge of a large wooded area, intermixed with meadows (if you could call them that). They were “rare”, but there. Another place 20 miles away? Haven’t seen any. Spiders, yes. Scorpions, no.

Here in the US they are not much more poisonous than a bee or wasp. Stings are PAINFUL however. Wear shoes and make sure that things are shaken out before you put them on. Chances of one being in your shoes or clothes are small, but have I said the stings are painful? The one encounter I had in the house resulted in a pain-driven fury that only one of us survived.

The only way I know to be sure to get rid of them is to nuke. From orbit. Even then, I’m not sure you would get them all. Not everyone is willing to get that drastic, however.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

Edit: and NO, I do not like them.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2022 06:42PM by Diana.
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Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 31, 2022 07:49PM
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Diana
Having lived with them, I can answer you.

I hope that he was just the vanguard, but usually where there is one, you can be sure to find others. There are three things they need: food, water, and shelter. Get rid of their food source and they will leave. If there is no water, both they and their food source will leave. If there is no shelter, then, once again, they tend to leave.

You can’t really spray for them; they hold themselves up off the ground and thus step over anything you put down. Any spray they get is usually pretty minimal. Spraying does, however, tend to get rid of the food source (see above). You say it was found on the dish rag? The kitchen provides usually all the things they need. You could look at it as he’s your buddy, eating any pests he can find.

The fact that you found it shows me that (a) you may have pests and (b) it may be bad enough to bring in the predators. And they can get into spots that you would swear that was impossible, just like roaches. Just like mice. Are you sure that he didn’t get carried in? Have you seen any outside?

One house I lived in had them in the house as well as outside. It was situated on the edge of a large wooded area, intermixed with meadows (if you could call them that). They were “rare”, but there. Another place 20 miles away? Haven’t seen any. Spiders, yes. Scorpions, no.

Here in the US they are not much more poisonous than a bee or wasp. Stings are PAINFUL however. Wear shoes and make sure that things are shaken out before you put them on. Chances of one being in your shoes or clothes are small, but have I said the stings are painful? The one encounter I had in the house resulted in a pain-driven fury that only one of us survived.

The only way I know to be sure to get rid of them is to nuke. From orbit. Even then, I’m not sure you would get them all. Not everyone is willing to get that drastic, however.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

Edit: and NO, I do not like them.


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Posted by: Diana
Date: May 31, 2022 08:23PM
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pRICE cUBE
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Diana
Having lived with them, I can answer you.

I hope that he was just the vanguard, but usually where there is one, you can be sure to find others. There are three things they need: food, water, and shelter. Get rid of their food source and they will leave. If there is no water, both they and their food source will leave. If there is no shelter, then, once again, they tend to leave.

You can’t really spray for them; they hold themselves up off the ground and thus step over anything you put down. Any spray they get is usually pretty minimal. Spraying does, however, tend to get rid of the food source (see above). You say it was found on the dish rag? The kitchen provides usually all the things they need. You could look at it as he’s your buddy, eating any pests he can find.

The fact that you found it shows me that (a) you may have pests and (b) it may be bad enough to bring in the predators. And they can get into spots that you would swear that was impossible, just like roaches. Just like mice. Are you sure that he didn’t get carried in? Have you seen any outside?

One house I lived in had them in the house as well as outside. It was situated on the edge of a large wooded area, intermixed with meadows (if you could call them that). They were “rare”, but there. Another place 20 miles away? Haven’t seen any. Spiders, yes. Scorpions, no.

Here in the US they are not much more poisonous than a bee or wasp. Stings are PAINFUL however. Wear shoes and make sure that things are shaken out before you put them on. Chances of one being in your shoes or clothes are small, but have I said the stings are painful? The one encounter I had in the house resulted in a pain-driven fury that only one of us survived.

The only way I know to be sure to get rid of them is to nuke. From orbit. Even then, I’m not sure you would get them all. Not everyone is willing to get that drastic, however.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

Edit: and NO, I do not like them.


Sure, you can listen to this sensible answer but you should really try our outrageous solutions first. bunny smiley

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The geckos are much easier to live with.
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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 31, 2022 08:32PM
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 31, 2022 08:44PM
Corky* agrees with me.....

Natural Repellent: Lavender and cedar essential oils are said to be the best repellents. You can mix 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, with water. Spray this mixture around window casings, doorframes and around foundation areas. Inside, spray around baseboards (may stain so test it first) and inside closets or anywhere else that could be used as a hiding place.

As does Wide Open Spaces....

How to Get Rid of Scorpions Naturally

Many types of scorpions hate certain smells of essential oil. Create a DIY sprayer with lavender, peppermint, and lemon essential oils. The base of the solution will be water. Spray small entryways such as windowsills and doorways.

.....and WikiHow

Purchase essential oils. Essential oils, while quite pleasant smelling to humans, have been proven very useful in repelling spiders and scorpions. The smells can be overwhelming to their sensitive senses and keep them from infiltrating the area.[1]

• Some of the most effective essential oils in combating spiders and scorpions include peppermint, tea tree, neem, and citrus.
• Some recommend lavender for use in repelling spiders and scorpions, but results are mixed. It’s probably best to focus your essential oil purchases on peppermint, citrus, neem, or tea tree.

The folks at Deep Drip also agree.

Pinterest is down w/ the oils...

VerminKill.com gives you perhaps the most detailed explanation of using essential oils on those pesky scorpions...

Dagnapit, y'all need to give "the oils" more love when it comes wrangling scorpions!


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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 31, 2022 08:54PM




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Posted by: August West
Date: May 31, 2022 08:58PM
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Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 31, 2022 09:18PM
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btfc
“ You can blow off a limb, and it's still 86 percent combat effective. Here's a tip: aim for the nerve stem, and put it down for good. ”



good one!
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 31, 2022 09:22PM
it’s just living its life.


It's just forfeiting it by moving in.

Catch and rub-out.






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Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 31, 2022 10:02PM
Diatomaceous Earth?
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Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 31, 2022 10:33PM
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Frank
Date: May 31, 2022 10:50PM
We have scorpions in the drier areas of Hawaii but centipedes are the real enemy. I use sticky traps ... under furniture and beds, behind doors, under sinks, anywhere I can think of where they are out of sight. Especially helpful near entrance doors. When encountered my weapon of choice is scissors. Gotta cut them up in pieces and then take the remains outside to the trash can.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 01, 2022 07:23AM
Regarding scorpion stings not being dangerous:
I recall learning 25 years ago or so that, while true that stings are not dangerous in most of the U.S., a sting from some scorpions in Arizona can cause pancreatitis.

Things may have changed over the past 25 years - this subspecies may have spread or disappeared, but depending on where you live, this is worth keeping in mind.
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2022 08:22AM
....also beware of.....Scorpio.....Rising....



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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 01, 2022 08:46AM
Can't you just use a broom to sweep it outside and then stomp it?
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2022 09:03AM
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chopper
Can't you just use a broom to sweep it outside and then stomp it?


....this is brilliant/genius level thinking......we can all now just use a broom to sweep rats, roaches, ants, bees, etc.....and then just stomp them outside....your mensa card is probably in the mail....



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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 01, 2022 09:09AM
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: June 01, 2022 10:33AM
I was expecting something more along these lines-





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Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 01, 2022 11:37AM
that's cool, Scott
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 01, 2022 03:36PM
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chopper
Can't you just use a broom to sweep it outside and then stomp it?

Have you ever dealt with one?
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Re: Giant scorpion in kitchen. How to proceed?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 01, 2022 04:44PM
If you're gonna step on it, make sure you're wearing shoes...

I was 6... figured it was a sharp rock or something.
An hour later, I had red streaks running up my leg. Went to the ER and hung out there for six hours with an IV and oxygen... just to be sure I wasn't gonna die.

Turns out I was allergic to that species.



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