‘Mr. Nature: A Scorpion Friend You Didn’t Know You Had’ (2018)

Here you can see how small they are; and a lot of them are smaller still.

Although they can be found in many, if not most, houses, you’ve probably never seen one of these pseudo-scorpions. They’re very small and they stay out of the way.

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

But they eat bedbugs and moth larvae! Doing without the pseudo-scorpions may be a lot more trouble than it’s worth. Probably the only time you’ll see one is if it falls into your sink or bathtub and can’t get out because the porcelain’s too slippery.

If that happens, it would be the deed of a kind and generous heart to scoop the little fellow out on a sheet of toilet paper and let him someplace where he can go back to being practically invisible.

9 comments on “‘Mr. Nature: A Scorpion Friend You Didn’t Know You Had’ (2018)

  1. Pseudobugs are scary until you know what they are. In Baton Rouge we had mosquito hawks, which looked like gigantic mosquitos, but I was told not to kill them because they ate mosquitos and left people alone. The appearance was their camouflage.

    1. If they are here, they are welcome. There are Bark Scorpions in the area, but I’ve only seen them on rare occasion. It’s unpleasant to be stung by one, but for most people it’s not dangerous. We also have the occasional tarantula, which is basically a harmless creature. I like tarantulas, because they eat pesky insects.

Leave a Reply