Mike Stewart
Hello, everybody, it’s time again for another episode of the Faith Pest Control podcast, your pest podcast for North Georgia area. Talking about cities like Jasper, Georgia; Ellijay, Georgia; Blue Ridge, Georgia; and Ball Ground, Georgia and all the fine folks in Big Canoe. And today have on the episode again, as always our pest expert for North Georgia, Mr. Fred Talley. Fred, are you here, my friend?

Fred Talley
I’m here, Mikey.

Mike Stewart
Well, you told me today you got some news about the problem of scorpions. You mean scorpions are in North Georgia? I had no idea. You know, what kind of problems do scorpions cause? You know, they’re really here. How dangerous are they? And, you know, what can you do at Faith Pest Control to solve the problem of scorpions.

Fred Talley
So, Mikey, most people do associate scorpions with a more arid climate desert climate like the Southwest, but we do have a couple of species here in North Georgia. One of them strangely enough, is called the southern devil scorpion, and it’s been around for years here. And then you know, we have I guess you would refer to it as somewhat tropical climate here. But they are here and they’re not necessarily harmless, but I think they look a lot worse than what they actually are, not that they sting. The sting is not necessarily painless, but you know, I have been stung by them because I get them in my house as well. But it’s kind of like a bee sting. Unless you have allergies to stings, venomous things such as that. It’s a nuisance more than anything else, it just kind of gets red and swells up. But like a honey bee or a yellow jacket or anything like that. There’s some people that might have an allergic reaction to the sting. It could be medically serious, but I personally have never encountered that. But regardless of their reputation, they typically are not aggressive unless provoked. They’re typically nocturnal, so they’re out at night. During the day, most scorpions will hang out and under leaf piles, under mulch. In stacks of firewood. In a pine straw is another place that they look kind of underneath it. They kind of like moist, dark, moist places they can and do get in homes around here on every level, not not just necessarily the basement level. I’ve never seen any study on this. It’s just more of an observation I’ve made in my time in the pest control business. But I think that we would perhaps have microclimates around our our homes, because I can have customers that are neighbors to each other one It seems to be a continuous issue with scorpions in other home will not even we’ll never have never seen one. And you know, housekeeping and quality construction seemingly equal. Again, I don’t have any real evidence of it just my crude way of thinking about things, observation. A natural prey of the scorpion is just other insects, or or insects a scorpion is actually an arachnid. It’s not a arthropods, which is an insect. The stinger on the tip of there is actually their abdomen, we all refer to it as their tail, but it’s their abdomen. And that’s where the poison is injected from and their pinchers are actually what they use to grab and kind of hold the prey and after killing it by injecting it, they kind of pull it apart and that’s how they eat it. And the males also use their stinger, the stingers and the pinchers to protect their territory, they’re territorial. Now females can give birth to 25 up to 80 offspring. Now they birth them one at a time. It’s not a multiple birth. A few months after mating. The babies will typically live on Mama’s back. I don’t know four or six weeks whenever they go through their first molt then they will grow a much firmer protective exoskeleton.

And then they, at that point, they leave their mother. But they’re a controllable, they’re a controllable pest so to speak. Just call us and ask for a FREE pest consultation then after the consultation, if you hire us, you know, to get rid of your Scorpion problem. And at the end of 30 days, you’re not 100% happy with the service that we’ve provided, then we’ll come back and we’ll retreat your home for free. And we’ll keep on treating it for free until you tell us that that you are happy. And if we’re still not able to make you happy, after that, we will give you every penny of your money back that you spent on the original treatment plus an additional $25 for your time and trouble. We want you to we want you to be happy with our service. I really don’t know anybody up here in this area that that’s willing to, to make that offer to you, that they have enough confidence in their ability to help you that they will offer you that money back guarantee.

Mike Stewart
Well, here’s what I’m, here’s what I’m hearing, I’m hearing that, that if you think scorpions are only found in the deserts and out west, you’re wrong. Some people can have problems with them. And you have the solution. And you’re guaranteeing and so confident that you can take care of those problems of scorpions, that you’re willing to make it no risk for the customer. All I got to do is call you How would I call you if I want to ask questions about scorpions?

Fred Talley
Mikey, you can call us at 770-823-9202. And when you call ask to speak to me, Fred Talley, I’ll be more than happy to speak to anybody and answer any questions they might have.

Mike Stewart
Well, that’s awesome news. So folks in North Georgia, if you have scorpion problems, your pest expert, his Faith Pest Control, be sure to share this podcast we do this podcast as a public service to the folks in Jasper; the folks in Ellijay; the folks in Blue Ridge; and Ball Ground, Georgia. If you have any kind of pest problem, share this podcast. You can listen to it on Apple, Android, you got we’re in Spotify, and we’re now in Amazon, music and Audible. In other words, if you’ve got an Alexa you can say Alexa, open up Faith Pest Control podcast and you can start getting tips and tricks to have a pest free home. I’m Mike Stewart for the Faith Pest Control podcast. And we’ll we’ll have another episode real soon, helping you stay pest free in North Georgia.

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