Learn All About Scorpions in Phoenix, Arizona

We have many varieties of scorpions in the Phoenix area. One of them is especially venomous, but most Phoenix residents tend to think of them as all the same since they can't tell them apart! Some people see scorpions at their homes all the time and have been stung by scorpions multiple times. Some people never see a scorpion unless they are at the zoo.

  • 01 of 07

    Phoenix Has Scorpions

    © Dee Kirkhart

    You might not want to hear it, but we have scorpions here in the Greater Phoenix area. Lots of them. Do we let it ruin our lives? No, just like people who live where there are wasps or jellyfish or snakes or other nasty critters. Let's keep it unemotional for a minute. Here is some general information about scorpions. This little guide will help you to ​identify the scorpion that you are looking at. Hopefully, you were able to take a picture of it without getting stung!

  • 02 of 07

    What To Do If a Scorpion Stings

    Scorpions don't bite, but scorpions sometimes sting. Unfortunately, we have many types of scorpions in Arizona. If you remain calm, it is not difficult to treat a scorpion sting. Even if you are stung by the Arizona bark scorpion -- the most dangerous and venomous of the Arizona scorpions -- it is not likely to be fatal or even to have long-lasting effects.

  • 03 of 07

    Scorpion Picture Gallery

    All these scorpions photos were taken in Arizona.

  • 04 of 07

    Stung By A Scorpion

    These Arizona residents have a story to tell about their scorpion sting.

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  • 05 of 07

    Where Are the Scorpions? See a Scorpion Map

    This map was created as an educational project and might give you some insights into the parts of metro Phoenix that typically see more scorpions than others.

  • 06 of 07

    Do people with cats have fewer scorpions, and are cats immune to scorpion venom? Here's what I think.
    Should you get a cat to hunt scorpions?

  • 07 of 07

    Banner Poison Control Center

    Find out more about what happens to the calls that are received by the 24-hour hotline at Banner Poison Control Center in Phoenix. They handle all the calls -- scorpion stings, snake bites, dog bites, ingesting chemicals, wring medications -- and help callers through the issues.