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The Truth About “Nesting” Scorpions

A couple of weeks ago, we asked our Facebook fans “Which pest is the worst?” The results might (or might not) surprise you:

As you can see, I voted for “bees”, but I wasn’t in the majority – most of you voted for scorpions! Look for more polls in the near future.

In the mean time, I wanted to put yet another common myth to rest. Many people have nightmares of thousands of scorpions attacking them all at once, or claim that they have found a scorpion nest in their attic. In fact, every day there is at least one person who types “Do scorpions nest?” into Google.

Trust me, scorpions do not nest. Not in Phoenix, not in the middle of the desert, nowhere. They prefer to stay under rocks and inside holes by themselves. At most, you may see a couple of scorpions at the same time but they are not part of a nest. As nocturnal animals, these guys will crawl out at night to find some food then return to their underground lairs by the morning.

If you see hundreds of scorpions at the same time, you’re either in a safe environment at the zoo or you need to pinch yourself awake from that dream!

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  • Courteny Spaulding

    Thank you, I caught one like a week ago an it looked like a new species to me cuz it was so small, then I killed one cuz I still didn’t know what it was, seen another twice as big as the other two, that one got away, then just tonight me and my boy friend caught one that is undeniably a scorpion, ive been making sure everyone wasnt mistaken on google and came across this, I like how u put it, thank you for caring

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