Record heat bringing out scorpions earlier than normal

Record heat bringing out scorpions earlier than normal

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The warm weather is bringing some unwanted guests to homes across southern Arizona.

Scorpions are crawling inside homes and in garages looking for a cool place to hang out. According to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, when it is hot outside, scorpions are looking for a place to 'chill'.
 
The folks at the poison center have already been receiving calls about scorpions. Just take a look at the numbers for February over the last few years:

  • February 2016 - 70 calls
  • February 2015 - 66 calls
  • February 2014 - 95 calls
  • February 2013 - 65 calls

Over the last five years for the poison center, 2014 was a biggest year for calls about scorpion stings. But this year, there could be even more calls.

  • 2016 - 123 calls (so far)
  • 2015 - 115 calls
  • 2014 - 158 calls
  • 2013 - 118 calls
  • 2012 - 149 calls

Kevin Adger has the latest on scorpion calls on KOLD News 13 at 5 a.m. Follow him on Twitter @K_Adger_TNN for more tips on what to look out for.

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