ScorpionTech was featured in a news story about scorpion hunting – Check it out!

Scorpion hunters share secrets for killing the dangerous pests inside and  outside your home

By: Adam Slinger

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE!

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/ahwatukee/scorpion-hunters-share-secrets-for-killing-the-dangerous-pests-inside-and-outside-your-home

AHWATUKEE, AZ – They are small, but cause a great amount of fear in Valley  homes: scorpions.

Scorpions only need the smallest crack in an exterior wall to gain access to  your home, according to exterminators. The opening needs to be about the width  of a credit card for the pest to crawl inside the house.

“I hate scorpions,” said Misty Callum of Gilbert.

Callum’s 12-year-old son, Dylan, was stung in early March and paramedics had  to rush the boy to the emergency room in an ambulance. “His eyeballs were  twitching back and forth,” she told ABC15. “He looked horrible.”

“I remember bits and pieces of being delusional,” said Dylan.

Dylan recovered after being treated with the anti-venom, which typically  costs patients several thousand dollars. If not treated, though extremely rare,  scorpion stings can be deadly to the very young and very old.

Callum regularly found scorpions inside her house, but after Dylan’s extreme  reaction to the sting, she decided to enhance her family’s scorpion security by  calling  ScorpionTech Termite  and Pest Control, Inc.

“Taking away any place [scorpions] can hide during the day, that’s helpful,” said Andrew Witcher, president of ScorpionTech. Witcher said he often finds the  pests underneath rugs, clothes and towels. “Unfortunately, they like to go where  we don’t want them, in people’s homes.”

Since calling ScorpionTech, Callum said she has not found a single scorpion  inside her home.

Witcher buys several of his company’s tools from the website  Scorpion  Hunter .

According the Banner Good Samaritan Poison & Drug Information Center, the  top three cities with the most scorpion stings per capita as calculated by ABC15  are Carefree, Tolleson and Litchfield Park.

“You’re almost never going to find scorpions in the grass,” said Dean Andrews  of Ahwatukee.

Andrews is not a professional exterminator, but developed a hatred of  scorpions after finding several on his property and started hunting them as a  night job.

“If I’m not careful,” Andrews said while focusing his black-light on a  scorpion, “I will scare it into the house.”

Andrews identifies himself as  The Scorpion Equalizer who  promises to find scorpions and kill them.

“The problem is if you move it outside,” he said, “the same scorpion that you  humanely moved to your yard may be the same scorpion that gets back inside a  week later, pregnant.”

A spokesperson for the Banner Good Samaritan Poison & Drug Information  Center said that in 2012, there were 9,776 scorpion stings  reported.

Phoenix=2,501

Queen Creek=246

Apache Junction-11

Tempe=346

Anthem=217

New River-18

Laveen=122

Avondale/Goodyear=198

Litchfield Park=62

Buckeye=68

El-Mirage=54

Carefree=67

Chandler=847

Gilbert=559

Glendale 366

Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell=121

Mesa=1,028

Paradise Valley=65

Peoria=257

Scottsdale=688

Sun-City 66

Surprise-182

Tolleson-116

Tonopah=19

Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/ahwatukee/scorpion-hunters-share-secrets-for-killing-the-dangerous-pests-inside-and-outside-your-home#ixzz2Sd8VGixJ

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Interesting news story about a Governor getting reprimanded by PETA for killing a spider

Chris Christie under fire from PETA for killing a SPIDER in front of fourth graders

By Nina Golgowski

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is taking  heat from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after he killing a  spider on his desk in front of a class of fourth graders.

In a video titled, ‘Governor Christie Saves  School Children From Spider,’ his fearless spider-swatting skills are witnessed  to cheers from his daughter, Bridget’s classmates after it caused a commotion on  his desk.

He tells the children after delivering it a  quick slap by his palm that it’s just one of the many perks of being  governor.

Outrageous: Governor Chris Christie is under fire by PETA after a video was released showing him squishing a spider on his desk in front of a class of fourth grade students on FridayOutrageous: Governor Chris Christie is under fire by  PETA after a video was released showing him squishing a spider on his desk in  front of a visiting class of fourth grade students on Friday.

See the video here… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319672/Chris-Christie-PETA-killing-SPIDER-fourth-graders.htmlReport card: Christie tweeted the video as well as a photo of him before the students while sharing his hopes that he didn't embarrass his daughter, BridgetReport card: Christie tweeted the video as well as a  photo of him before the students while sharing his hopes that he didn’t  embarrass his daughter, Bridget

‘Any bugs on your desk you’re allowed to kill  them and not get in trouble,’ he says in the short 26 second video published by  the governor’s office on Friday.

Though he resisted the urging from one boy to  ‘staple it,’ and perhaps humanely euthanized the arachnid with a quick stomp,  PETA reacted less than thrilled.

PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told Talking  Points Memo: ‘He probably did it without thinking.’

‘Some people put the spider outside, but  spiders are often scary to people, and that can prevent them from pondering  their worth,’ she said.Hero: Christie is seen leaning over his desk to look at the spider found by the students before delivering a quick blow to it by the palm of his hand to cheers

Hero: Christie is seen leaning over his desk to look at  the spider found by the students before delivering a quick blow to it by the  palm of his hand to cheers

The spider’s lost life wasn’t the first to  raise eyebrows over at PETA.

In 2009 the organization was in an uproar  after seeing a video of President Obama swatting a fly during a televised  interview.

PETA labelled it an ‘executive insect  execution.’

Perhaps coming to Christie’s defense  against  PETA on Saturday, a viewer of the video posted to YouTube  commented: ‘Come to  Australia. The spider will hit back. Then take one  of those little  ones.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319672/Chris-Christie-PETA-killing-SPIDER-fourth-graders.html#ixzz2ScwwsIMC

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