Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Buthidae; Luridae; Vaejovidae

How to Identify an 


Scorpions have long, thin segmented bodies with long tails equipped with stingers. They have eight legs and pincher like mouthparts. They glow a fluorescent green/blue color under a black light.

Where do they come from?

Scorpions spend the day resting underneath objects on the ground and come out at night to search for prey. They seek dark protected areas to hide indoors.

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What do they look like?

Scorpions have eight legs and pincher-like mouthparts
Scorpions glow a fluorescent green/blue color under a black light
Scorpions have long tails with a stinger on the end
Scorpions eat other small arthropods

Where do they live?

Scorpions are significant because their venom may cause swelling, inflammation, discoloration and pain.Their stings are similar to bee or wasp stings. The only deadly scorpion in Utah is the Arizona bark scorpion, found only in southern Utah along the Colorado River.


Buthidae; Luridae; Vaejovidae



Small arthropods

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