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How can I avoid scorpion stings?

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To avoid scorpion stings:

  • Wear shoes, particularly at night.
  • Put on gloves when you work in the yard, lift rocks and logs, or collect firewood.
  • When you camp, don’t sleep on the bare ground.
  • Shake out your shoes before you put them on, especially if you've left them outside or in a basement or garage.

SOURCES:

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service: "Scorpions."

Texas A&M System AgriLife Extension: "Scorpions."

University of Oklahoma Police Department: "Oklahoma’s Perilous Partners."

USDA Forest Service: "Wildlife Safety in the South."

National Park Service: Bark ScorpionOklahoma Cooperative Extension Service: "Scorpions."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service: "Scorpions."

Texas A&M System AgriLife Extension: "Scorpions."

University of Oklahoma Police Department: "Oklahoma’s Perilous Partners."

USDA Forest Service: "Wildlife Safety in the South."

National Park Service: Bark ScorpionOklahoma Cooperative Extension Service: "Scorpions."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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