SCORPIONS SEEN ALMOST DAILY
Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:54 PM
Any suggestions welcome.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:54 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:15 AM
Always knock out your shoes and shake out your clothes before you put them on. Never go barefoot.
Scorpions will glow under a black light. This will give you some idea of the extent of the problem.
They love palm trees and palapas. Adobe structures seem to be more prone to scorpion infestations.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:31 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:56 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:06 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:52 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:58 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:06 AM
Call Fu Mi Ga - they are out of Ixhaulacan - great guys - did a great job for us - no more scorpions!! And we had lots of them.
We are seing live babies in different parts of the house. We have had Fumi-Tech here twice in the last month without success.
Any suggestions welcome.
You can find their number in the Ojo magazine, I believe they advertise there.
Good luck, and .............keep your shoes on!
Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:32 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:45 AM
We use FuMiGa also and really like the guys, BUT despite their efforts we still have a few scorpions and spiders walking into the house. Cat and dog have not helped. Have overgrown field on one side, construction on another side, street on another, so I'm afraid walk-ins may be inevitable. Thanks for all the tips and particularly the idea about the sticky traps--what are they called in Spanish and where did you get them?
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:12 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:15 PM
the potency of the venom varies with species, the smaller black ones I've been told are not as venomous as the larger blond ones...like the one that stung me.
But it also varies depending on whether or not you are allergic. If you are not allergic, their sting is no more painful than a wasp, and it lasts for about 24 hours. If you are allergic you really want to get to a clinic that has antidote. Do not take the antidote if you are not having an allergic reaction other than swelling in the sting site, because you may be allergic to the antidote....as I was....I did panic, I insisted on antidote, and I had an allergic reaction to the antidote.....
Getting rid of them of course is the best solution, trying a new fumigator, getting the sticky traps....all good ideas. I have also read that if you take a combination of cimetidine (tagamet in the US, I forget the name here, it is a histamine blocking antacid) and benedryl or any other good antihistamine used for colds and allergies, that often, that is enough to prevent an allergic reaction. This needs to be taken right away to prevent the reaction, not to treat it. But if you are having an allergic reaction, especially if you feel your throat closing up or tongue swelling, get down for the anti-dote ASAP. Maybe check ahead of time with the closet clinic to your house to find out if they have it. Best of luck!
Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:55 PM
We called the FuMiGa guys. First visit $500 pesos. Had to call them again a few days later. $350 pesos for 2nd call.
They were very thorough and we have not seen a scorpion or anything else since. If we see one, we will buy some
of the stuff suggested.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:07 AM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:54 AM
Buy a sprayer and some Cynoff and you can do it yourself or call someone, but insist they use Cynoff.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:23 PM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:35 PM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:32 PM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:11 PM
You can buy the equivalent here from Steren Electronics, its called the Repeltronic a 1.5watt device. We have two, do they work? Don't know - we never see Scorpion's, and we aren't going to turn the units off to see if we do start to see them......
I'd endeavour to get a Riddex Plus which is supposed to drive out roaches, mice, scorpions, the lot,
I have seen the Repeltronic in Walmart Ajijic I think I saw them in the center section of the shop in the electrical section. But we bought ours in Guad for about $195 Pesos each.
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