Looking to relocate to Tucson from Jersey. Are the bugs that bad? Flying roaches inside? Any info appreciated!
Nov 1, '06
Quote from BSNtobe2009
Scorpions and Tarantulas, two reasons not to live in the Southwest part of the states.
I would probaby have a stroke if I saw either in my house. Both are too big to squash with your foot.
It really depends on your specific area. Like I said, I have friends who live in central Tucson who have never seen a scorpion or tarantula. I'm in an outlying area, next to a wash, and approaching national forest land. So I have all of nature's robust vermin.
Oh - about the scorpion killing technique. You can kill them with your foot. I have killed many by stepping on them. It's risky if you are wearing sandals because the stinger can reach up and puncture the side of your foot. I have killed many when wearing sneakers or other closed shoes just fine. It's amazing how tough they are though. Even though I'm 130 pounds, I have to really push hard and crunch that scorpion. Frankly I'm less afraid of scorpions since I was stung. Takes the mystery out of the hypothetical terror. It wasn't so bad.
Now tarantulas..I can't go there. They are everywhere near my house. If I found one inside...ugh. I can't go there.
Last edit by Multicollinearity on Nov 1, '06