Understanding Why Scorpions Live in Arizona
Scorpions are very acclimated to the hot desert weather in Arizona. Because their skeleton is covered in waxes, they can go long periods of time without needing water. The wax holds in the fluids inside of their body making Arizona a comfortable habitat for them to call home. In order to protect themselves from the heat during the middle of the day Arizona scorpions will protect themselves under rocks, bark, and other shelters.
Where and When to Watch
Because Scorpions protect themselves from the heat in the middle of the day, you are often going to see them come to life in the evenings. Many residents in the state of Arizona notice their yards fill with scorpions when the temperature cools down and they are able to wander. Stepping on a scorpion is painful and dangerous. Residents place black lights in their yard so they are able to see where the scorpions are. You should also check inside of your home. Because the climate is controlled regularly inside of your home, scorpions are going to make their way inside. Be sure to check your beds and shoes for scorpions if you are noticing the inside of your home.