Scorpions

The Southern Unstriped Scorpion, Vaejovis carolinianus, is common throughout north Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and as far north as Kentucky. Scorpions are ambush hunters: their eyesight is poor so they lay in wait for something to walk past.

Scorpions are found in rocky terrain or in moist, wooded habitats

Will readily enter homes during the spring and summer months

Scorpions have a sting roughly equivalent to that of a wasp or hornet

Some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to the venom

Scorpions are generally difficult to control

Like spiders, scorpions tread lightly and do not readily pick up residual sprays

Control usually comes down to habitat modification and sealing entry points into the structure