Mr. Nature: A Scorpion Friend You Didn’t Know You Had

Jambo! Mr. Nature here, on safari indoors. In your house, in fact.

The little devil in this video is a pseudoscorpion. The bad news is that you almost surely have quite a few of them inside your home. If you’ve never seen one, welcome to the club: they’re hard to see, and they don’t exactly advertise.

But there’s more good news than bad. Although these creatures are related to scorpions and spiders, they have absolutely no power to do you any harm. What’s more, they eat tiny bugs you most definitely do not want inside your home–mites, assorted larvae… and bedbugs! The world needs more of any animal that eats bedbugs.

So if you do happen to see a pseudoscorpion that has blundered into your sink or bathtub (they have little or no eyesight) and can’t get out again because it’s too slippery, don’t squash or flush the little guy–help him out of there and send him on his way. Because he’ll get rid of critters that carry diseases, damage your belongings, and bite the dickens out of you.

Another thing God thought of when He was creating the universe, that we wouldn’t have.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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