Due to the arrival of days of high temperatures, the Municipality recalls the measures to take into account to prevent scorpion stings and the recommendations in case of having been stung.
Regarding personal protection, it is important to check and shake clothing and footwear before being used, shake bedding before going to bed or putting a baby or child to bed, and avoid walking barefoot in areas where the presence of scorpions is known. .
To protect the interior spaces of the houses, it is important to place weather stripping or woven wire (mosquito net) on doors and windows, as well as on room and toilet drains, where grids can also be used. It is necessary to control the entrances and exits of pipes, openings and crevices; plaster the walls; repair cracks in floors, walls and ceilings and maintain control of underground chambers, pipes, basements, elevator shafts and wall cavities.
For the peri-home environment, the homes and their surroundings must be ordered periodically; carry out litter controls to reduce the number of insects (crickets and cockroaches) that serve as food for scorpions; avoid accumulation of construction materials, rubble, firewood and litter, because they are usually places where they are kept, conserved and dispersed. In case you have to collect this waste, it is important to avoid doing it with your hands.
On the other hand, it is remembered that chickens, toads and cats are natural predators of scorpions.
It is important to remember that the scorpion’s habit of sheltering in cracks in walls, under boxes, cardboard, piles of bricks, tiles, wood, and cracks in the floor, together with the ability to remain motionless for months, makes chemical treatment difficult. ineffective.
The use of domestic insecticides often causes an irritating action, dislodging them from their shelters and increasing the risk of accidents. For all this, environmental management is the best preventive measure.