13 Action News anchor Mahsa Saeidi was joined by a local pest expert on Monday night for a live scorpion hunt in a local backyard. Watch it below:
Little Mia was rushed to the emergency room.
"Honestly, I didn't know if she was going to die, I was scared, we were both scared," Veronica told us.
Mia got treatment immediately and she's all better now.
According to MayoClinic.org, children need to get immediate medical care for scorpion stings. You should also call the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.
Signs and symptoms of scorpion stings:
- Pain which may be intense
- Numbness and tingling in the area of the sting
- Swelling in the area around the sting
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle twitching
- Unusual head, neck and eye movements
- Nausea, vomiting
- High blood pressure
- Accelerated heart rate or irregular heartbeat
- Restlessness, inconsolable crying by children
- It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to scorpion stings.
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The best way to protect yourself is to seal your home. You will want to install weather stripping around doors and windows. Experts say you should also caulk cracks.
It is also a good idea to get rid of clutter outside. Be sure to remove piles of rocks. Do not store wood against your house.
Finally, experts say you should spray the perimeter of your home as necessary. Professionals have access to more potent sprays.