Disgruntled Scorpion At Odds With Arizona Senator Jeff Flake

Scorpion Disgruntled Scorpion At Odds With Arizona Senator Jeff Flake

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was recently voted number one on “The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful” list; but this recognition didn’t exclude the politician from the dangers of living in the desert. Senator Flake tweeted out late Wednesday (August 14, 2013) that he had been stung by a scorpion.

Scorpion Stings Arizona Senator Jeff Flake

They say that if you live in the desert long enough, it’s inevitable that you will be stung by a scorpion. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake learned that very truth the hard way, when he was recently stung by an Arizona Bark Scorpion; the most venomous and dangerous scorpion species found in the United States. The good Senator tweeted the details late Wednesday night. See for yourself:

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Senator Flake’s spokesperson released a statement claiming that the experience was painful, and his left arm was numb, but overall “not a big deal.”

Arizona Bark Scorpions

Arizona Bark Scorpions are the most common pest in Arizona, and they are also the most reviled. They are best described as being just plain creepy. They hide in our shoes and in our bed sheets, and when we least expect it… OUCH! These malevolent arachnids sting, and those stings hurt! Arizona Bark Scorpions are considered to be the most dangerous and most deadly scorpion species in the United States. Senator Flake learned that first hand, as he was stung and his entire left arm went numb. Bark scorpions will come inside our Arizona homes looking for their favorite meal of either a roach or a cricket. They are also drawn to moisture, in need of water just like you and I.

Arizona Scorpion Control

As Arizona Senator Flake can probably attest, being stung by a scorpion is not very fun; despite him playing it off as being no big deal and just a part of desert life. If you are growing tired of this part of desert life, seeing scorpions inside your home than get professional scorpion control in Arizona!

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
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10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
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2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Thief Steals Van- Finds It Filled With Scorpions, Spiders, & Creepy Crawlies

Stolen Van Filled With Scorpions, Spiders, and Other Creepy Crawlies

7469094786 2e4b15714e Thief Steals Van  Finds It Filled With Scorpions, Spiders, & Creepy CrawliesA car thief accurately proved the old adage of “what goes around, comes around,” when he stole a van and found it full of scorpions, spiders, and other creepy crawlies.

An Arizona man, known as Wild-man Phil (pictured on the left), travels across the country visiting birthday parties, elementary schools, and churches putting on a show with all sorts of cool and interesting bugs and reptiles.

While traveling to a Colorado show, the entertainer stopped at a Wal-Mart to pick up supplies. In order to keep the reptiles and other creepy crawly things warm and healthy, he needed to keep the van’s heat running while in the store. That proved to be an unfortunate mistake, because when he came back out, his vehicle was gone!

Inside the van there were three scorpions, and a tarantula. Wild man Phil also had all of his personal belongings stolen, along with a tortoise, rattlesnake, python, and other various lizards, and non-venomous snakes.

Englewood, Colorado police are looking for Wild man Phil’s van; a 1999 blue GMC van, with an Arizona License plate of TEDDIJO.

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Spider, Scorpion, and Snake Karma?

Imagine the reaction the thief must have had as he opened the grey tubs that where holding the spiders, scorpions, and snakes. I bet he didn’t know what he had gotten himself into. While the thief was likely expecting a bin full of valuables, like tools or even a laptop, what he got was a deadly rattlesnake and stinging scorpions. Instead of Snakes on a Plane, we have Snakes in a Van!

I wonder if he got bit… Now that would be Karma!

Spider and Scorpion Control

While most of us are hoping this thief gets what he or she deserves, we all shutter at the thought of having scorpions and spiders in our homes, and heaven forbid, in our cars. If you are a Mesa, AZ resident, you can find scorpions in your home, and a few have even made their way into cars. Don’t be one of the people who gets stung by a scorpion. Scorpion stings are painful! Get Mesa scorpion control today!

Spider and Scorpion Control in Mesa

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com

Source: http://www.9news.com/news/article/294869/346/Thief-steals-Suburban-full-of-reptiles-

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Scorpion Sting Leaves Arizona Woman With Massive $83,000 Bill

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Escorpión del Desierto (Hadrurus arizonensis) (Photo credit: Landahlauts)

Imagine being in your garage, opening a box of air conditioner filters, when you are suddenly stung by a scorpion—and that’s not even the worst part!

A 52 year old Ahwatukee, AZ woman felt a razor-sharp prick on her abdomen, but the worst sting came several months later when she opened the $83,000 hospital bill.

 

After the sting, Marcie Edmonds started experiencing typical scorpion sting symptoms:

  • Mild tingling and burning sensation
  • Blurry vision
  • Throat tightness
  • Darting eyes
  • Tense muscles
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty walking

Scorpion Antivenom

Shortly after experiencing all of the agonizing symptoms of the scorpion’s sting, Edmonds called Poison Control which directed her to the emergency room at Chandler Regional Medical Center. She was educated about scorpion sting treatments, like the antivenom Anascorp, which could quickly relieve her symptoms. She was given the Anascorp, through IV, in two doses then was released from the hospital.

A Shock in the Mail

Several weeks after the scorpion sting, Marcie Edmonds was figuratively stung by a massive hospital bill she received in the mail that totaled $83,046. The two Anascorp doses, billed at $39,652 a piece, were partly covered by her insurer Humana. Edmonds was held financially accountable for the remaining $25,537, and said the physician never mentioned the cost of the drug or any possible treatment alternatives.

Pricey Antivenom Markup

The Arizona Republic reports that scorpion antivenom distributors charge about $3,500 per dose. A valley-wide hospital poll found that the scorpion antivenom charges range from $7,900-$12,467. Pharmacies in Mexico only charge around $100, which has left many of us wondering, especially Marcie Edmonds, why hospitals are charging so much.

Scorpion Control

Scorpion control is a necessity for those living in Mesa, Arizona. Professionals offer year round treatments for an approximate cost of $400. Doing the math in my head, Mrs. Edmonds could have possibly saved herself $82,600 and steered clear of this nightmare altogether, if she solicited the help of an experienced exterminator.

Avoid costly hospital visits caused by scorpion stings by contacting a scorpion control professional today!

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com

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Mesa Monsoons Bring Out The Creepy Crawlers

 

 

The end of Arizona’s 2012 monsoon season is coming up on September 30th, and don’t think the bugs didn’t take advantage of all the moisture we received. All of this summer monsoon moisture generates the ideal breeding setting for mosquitoes and other dangerous pests. The combination of the rain, the heat, and the humidity offer a perfect environment for insects to thrive and grow around your property.

During the monsoon season, people see a lot of insects they wouldn’t generally see during the other months of the year. When it rains it floods out where they are hiding. They come out to get away from the water, looking for a dry spot.

What Creepy Crawlers Are You More Likely To See In Mesa During The Monsoon Season?

  • The Bark Scorpion is a very widespread and unsafe Mesa pest. These scorpions are always on the lookout for water left by the monsoon rains. They can climb walls and even hang from ceilings and doors. There are actually more scorpions in the Arizona cities then in the desert.
  • Tarantulas can frequently be seen looking for a comfortable hiding place during monsoon season. Our pest control professionals say that they are a definite fright, but not predominantly hazardous. Their venom is no more potent then a bee’s and they will only bite as a final option.
  • The same can be said for the Vinegaroon, a frequent yard occupier.  They look extremely menacing, but are rather quite safe.
  • The West Nile carrying mosquitoes are more rampant during the monsoon season because they lay their eggs in the stagnant water left by the storms. Mosquito dunks are a good way to kill these unwanted disease carriers.
  • The Black Widow spider is the most deadly of the Arizona monsoon pests, and is mostly documented around the house. Watch for her strong sticky web near the ground as she is trying to catch the crickets flushed out by the storms.

Most of these and other pests are not to be taken lightly. If you are seeing any of these unwanted occupants in or around your home, contact a Mesa pest control professional today! 

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Orkin
1116 South Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85210
(866) 713-9979
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Critter Getter Pest Control
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 630-2798
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Africanized Bees on Attack in Arizona!

FOX 10 News – Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV

A 4 year old Glendale, AZ girl is being dubbed a hero today after likely saving her grandmother’s life. Whitney Chrisman was watching television Tuesday morning when she noticed her Grandma Betty, outside, being attacked by a swarm of Africanized “killer” bees. Upon noticing the attack, little Whitney got help by pressing her grandma’s life-line call button.

“I talked to this thing that talked… I told her that grandma needed help,” she says. “They said help is on the way.”

Grandma Betty is in critical condition in an intensive care unit recovering from numerous stings all over her entire body. The facial stings were so bad they turned her mouth and tongue black.

The Africanized bees came from a beekeeper next door, who was illegally running a commercial business from his home. It took firefighter multiple hours to get the bee situation under control.

What Makes Africanized Bees So Dangerous?

  • Follow victims up to 440 yards, while honeybees will only follow for 50 yards
  • Ten times more likely to instigate an attack
  • Very quick to swarm
  • Very aggressive
  • Attack in greater numbers
  • More easily irritated
  • Only known way to stop an attack is to run through a corn field
  • When attacking, they prefer mouths, throats, ears, and noses

The only way to tell the difference between Africanized bees, and common European honeybees, is through molecular analysis. If you are having trouble with bees of any kind, contact your local pest control professional immediately!

For Mesa Area Pest Control

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com

For Phoenix Area Bee Removal

AAA Africanized Bee Removal Specialists, Inc.
2637 North 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 670-2222
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Phoenix Bee Removal
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 612-1620
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ASAP Bee Removal
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 464-1002
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Rat Causes Power Outage On ASU Campus

Power across the western half of Arizona State University was out on Monday after an apparent rat found its way into one of the substations and shorted out the equipment.

Fox News’ Kelly Hessedal reported that the outage caused many professors to cancel or hold their afternoon and evening classes outside, and only a few students stranded inside some elevators needed to be rescued by Tempe Fire Department.

Rodent Causes Power Outage at ASU: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

While weather related reasons cause the majority of complications, it is not uncommon for small animals to disrupt transformers and fuses, causing temporary loss of power.

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