13 Action News is hunting for scorpions with an expert near Jones and Rancho. Mahsa Saeidi reports.
A Las Vegas girl is rushed to the hospital after family members say she was stung by a scorpion. Mahsa Saeidi reports.
A 2-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after her family says she was stung by a scorpion in the middle of the night. Mahsa Saeidi reports.
2-year-old Mia was stung by a scorpion in the middle of the night in her bedroom.
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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:
We are minutes away from our live scorpion hunt on @ktnv & we are showing you how to protect yourself and your family. Tune in .. pic.twitter.com/uHpbTVEtKL— Mahsa Saeidi, Esq. (@MahsaWho) May 15, 2018
We are minutes away from our live scorpion hunt on @ktnv & we are showing you how to protect yourself and your family. Tune in .. pic.twitter.com/uHpbTVEtKL
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.