And in exploring local wrecks I came across a post that specifically mentioned scorpions in connection with the 1959 hurricane which spanned several ships including one at LaBoquita. Quotation:”Category 5 storms are very rare… making the Mexico hurricane one for the record books… 162 mph winds, it required at least 1,500 lives… ruining one-fourth of the houses in Cihuatlan (Jalisco). Venomous snakes and scorpions discovered from the slide killed still more in the wake.”
One is called the Colima Scorpion that is highly poisonous. Common sense says that the species does not matter, see a Doctor ASAP!
Scorpions only respond in self-defense. They aren’t laying traps for you. Most Manzanillo people have seldom seen a scorpion and of course never stung. Most pests around your home are not a physical threat however consider bees, mosquitoes (dengue), wasps, Fireants and termites.
They have poor eyesight notwithstanding their 2-12 eyes. Scorpions have a three part body comprised of the mind, their primary body or trunk that contains 7 sections and their tail, which has 6 sections. The last segment of the tail functions like a universal joint with a stinger attached. Scorpions can move their tail in almost any direction and though most believe of the classic”C” (stinger above their head) scorpions will sting anyway possible when at risk. Scorpions have 8 legs together with a pair of pinchers that are quite powerful and agile. They utilize the pinchers for hunting prey, self defense, grooming and keeping offspring.
Scorpions bear live young of 25-50 at a mess. These infants climb onto mothers back where they feed and grow for 1-3 weeks then move off and in the actual world. The normal scorpion will molt many times during the first couple of years of life and attain maturity after 3-4 decades.
Predatory by character, scorpions feed on insects and are ferocious, effective hunters. Prime locations for nesting or concealing: under stones, mulch, wood chips or compost, logs, flower bed sheets and weed reducing substance, railroad ties, patio slabs and just about anything found in the vicinity of the landscape. In a garage or storage space they’re drawn to boxes stored on the ground. Scorpions have a tendency to be attracted to regions that are moist, shady and full of insects.
If you believe you have a problem, get expert help. By keeping outside populations you decrease the possibility of them moving indoors. The scorpion’s level body lets it crawl under most any item, into small cracks and crevices making it a frequent invader. They are amazing climbers and will scale wood, brick, stucco and many any siding on a home. If they’re busy outside some will move indoors. They frequently enter on the next degree or attic where they can go unnoticed for quite a long time. Once inside they bear young which may move to a living area.
If you suspect you’ve scorpions take precautions to avoid getting stung. Be especially cautious at night. Since scorpions are nocturnal you’re most likely to encounter them at night. Try to wear apparel (shake them and keep a little flashlight handy) to minimize being stung. Stepping on a scorpion is a frequent way to get stung. Really concerned? Scorpions reflect the light which makes them very visible and easy to see.
If you see a couple of scorpions inside over the course of a year, it’s most likely because of an outside population. However, if you’re seeing a great deal of little, young scorpions or if you visit one or more adults per month, you almost certainly have an active interior people needing immediate attention.