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Do Scorpions Eat Much?

The creatures of Austin strike again... look what joined me at dinner...

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I thought it was dead as it looked curled up, but I touched it with a knife and it sprinted to the other side frantically trying to get up the wall. This is the fourth one in sixteen months in my house. AND we fumigate regularly!

Where are they coming from? This is disgusting!!

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Comment balloon 15 commentsDonna Harris • August 05 2010 08:41PM


Not the nicest thing to find in your house. Do you check your beds before going to sleep? That's crazy high numbers....

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) about 10 years ago

They say everything is BIG in Texas. I'm glad that critter isn't.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( about 10 years ago

ick -- these bad boys freak me out!

Posted by Alia Marie Hazen (REMAX EQUITY GROUP INC) about 10 years ago


It looks like a very unwelcome visitor. You will need a terminator.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago

That is one big scorpion.  They do grow things big in Texas.  If you have already exterminated, how long do they guarantee?  Must be hard to get rid of.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, RealtorĀ®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) about 10 years ago

Donna, that would probably cure me of my habit of lying on the floor to watch TV!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) about 10 years ago

Donna - When I first moved down to Florida I seen a scorpion and it scared the crap out of me. I didn't realize that we have them in Florida.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) about 10 years ago

Seems whenever you have a new home it takes awhile to get them to go visit somewhere else. He just wanted to know what was for breakfast. I stepped on one in the garage the other night that is why Ceil always wears shoes.

Posted by Carl Winters about 10 years ago


As far as I understand these are not the venomous ones but very painful. When I was a shild in Centalk Asian part of the  USSR where they had venomous scorpions, they used to keep a jar with vegetable oil, and when they would catch a scorpion, they would throw it into the oil and lept them there. This oil was used to ease pain from the stings.

I don't thin I eased you concerns, though

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 10 years ago, living in the Hill Country and near areas that are not well developed or on green belts and valleys, these nasty creatures are ubiquitous. Thsy don't eat much but that have an incredibly painful sting! Squash them with anything in site, shoe, flyswatter,  on the stove-fire p the burner, whatever is handy!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago


We once had a pet scorpion at work that we fed crickets, but we didn't let him run loose around the house!!!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna.....You could not hardly find a scorpion for years...


Then about 10 years ago seems like there's a plague..... My neighbors feel the same ...

Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country ( about 10 years ago

That would send me running out of the house! My cousin lives in Wyoming and they have to deal with rattle snakes. No thank you!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) about 10 years ago

Everything IS bigger in Texas. Wow, I am not too squeamish, but that might send me over the top....

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) about 10 years ago

For those grossed, you're probably glad I didn't post the video of it that I did on Facebook.  It took a long time to die with the bug sprays.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago