Monday, August 29, 2011

This is Way Better Than Snipe Hunting!

Over my time here in AZ I've run across several scorpions IN the house. We even have a guy come to spray for scorpions every month and we still find them. Just last week there were four in the house. Three of which were found by me, two of them on the same day! Ahhh. I loath these creepy creatures.

The bug guy came today and sprayed inside and out as usual.... but I'm not leaving up to him anymore! I went to Walgreens this evening and picked up an hand-held black-light flashlight. Here in Arizona they sell them right up at the counter. Specifically for scorpion hunting! How convenient!

I joined my mom and her husband Dan out on the back porch when I got back from the store. I showed them what I got. Just when I started getting depressed that I didn't see any....

Scorpion

There one was! BRIGHT I couldn't believe how brightly they glowed.

Scorpion!

As soon as I spotted the first one, Dan ran to get the scorpion spray. We ended up searching for and killing scorpions around the whole back and front yard. I held the flashlight, Dan did the shooting. Most of them were on the cinder block wall around our yard and right under the bushes.

Here is one spazzing out after getting sprayed...

Scorpion

In all, we killed 8!

8 less scorpions that will make it in the house! Yey!!!

Die suckahsssss!

11 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Sounds like fun .... kind of!
    The blacklight does make them look kind of cool.

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  2. Yuck! I wouldn't want to be finding these around my house. Glad you have 8 less! The black light really did the job. :)

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  3. (the first of 3 photos didn't show up)

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  4. There are only 3 photos, and no one else seems to have a problem...

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  5. You're so brave! I couldn't sleep at night if I found so many. Nice photos :))

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  6. Oh I am sooooooo glad we don't have them in here in the UK. But as you say Erika that is 8 less. Well done on your buy and hunt.

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  7. Awesome post and pictures! You are an inspiration. Thanks!

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  8. Wanna help me nail that SOB mouse that raided my kitchen pantry last night?

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  9. OMG! I think I might die if I found one of them in the house. Why do they glow in the black light? I'd be out every day hunting them down. Crazy!

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