Bioscience

Study takes the sting out of scorpions

May 6, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: East Valley Tribune] – Warmer nighttime temperatures are bringing out one of Arizona’s most feared creatures: scorpions.

As the weather warms, and evening temperatures stay at 70 or higher, the scorpions get more active, said Craig Levy, program manager of the vector borne disease program at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

“Usually around May, and throughout the summer, you start to see more scorpion activity,” Levy said.

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