May 24, 2021 - By Britta Swanson
Let’s be honest, the majority of us don’t typically ponder on the thought of the hundreds of Arizona Bark Scorpions just lingering outside of our homes - I know I don’t.
Originally a Colorado native, I moved here with no awareness of the dangers of scorpions, and no clue what to do when stung. I’ve come to find that the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in all of North America, and exceedingly toxic for children. You might be shocked by how common they are, getting into homes and buildings effortlessly.
Families in the valley need to be informed of these dangers and the steps and precautions to be taken for future prevention.
For Allison Doverspike, she was left horrified when her 10 month old son Grayson, was stung by a scorpion at their home. The sting affected him so badly that he began to violently shake and froth at the mouth. It turned out that Grayson initially placed the scorpion in his mouth and then proceeded to clench it in his hand, screaming and crying.
Doverspike shares, “It was pure panic, and at that point I had no idea what to do.” An experience that no mother should go through. Thankfully, Grayson made a full recovery.
Doverspike is just one of the many mothers that has rushed their child to the hospital due to a scorpion sting.
Unfortunately, this happens more often than we know, but what if you were told that it doesn’t have to be this way? If you’re anything like me (clueless as to what to do in this situation), you might be wondering, what do you do when a helpless child is stung by a scorpion?
Here are precautions you can take to protect your child from a scorpion sting:
Start by showing your children photos of scorpions and advising them to stay away. Inform them that they are dangerous.
Search through the inside of your house with a black light, behind furniture and any items on the ground. Search your childs bedroom with a blacklight.
Avoid stacking items and/or debris close to the outside of your home.
Apply pest control and AVERZION around your home to prevent them from getting inside.
What to do if your child is stung:
Call poison control 1-800-222-1222 also consider visiting www.azpoison.com/venom/scorpions for more information.
If your child is experiencing side effects of a sting including difficulty breathing, drooling, sweating, vomiting, hypertension, irregular heart beat, inconsolable crying, and twitching and jerking muscles, immediately call 911 and take your child to the hospital immediately.
At the hospital, ensure that the doctors administer antivenom to calm them down and stop the side effects from the scorpion sting.
Families live in fear in their own homes, constantly keeping an eye out for possible scorpions in hiding. It shouldn't have to be this way. In fact, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Take it from our co-founder, Tony Gonzalez, whose son was stung by a scorpion at age three. Years of research and development has been invested into Averzion, and this revolutionary product has provided his family with comfort in knowing that his children are safe at home.
Here at Averzion, we strongly advise you to contact us. Call us at 480-404-3005 for a referral to a company that provides pest control, or ask your pest control provider if they offer AVERZION. We advise you to invest in our one of a kind, one time application that is applied on the outside of your home to prevent unwanted scorpions from crawling their way inside. Our unique services leave families feeling relieved and free.
In addition to the precautions listed above, Averzion can and will take care of scorpions.
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