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Scorpions pop up earlier in Phoenix-area homes

QUEEN CREEK, AZ (CBS5) -

Scorpions are starting to pop up in houses around the Valley.

Experts say it's warmer than usual for this time of year, so scorpions are breeding earlier which means more sightings.

Scorpion hunting is almost a nightly ritual at the Desylvia home in Queen Creek.

"It gets your adrenaline rushing a little bit, " said Darren Desylvia, who uses a black light and tongs to search his house from top to bottom. He makes sure to check both daughters' beds every night.

"As long as the sheet is off the floor, they won't be able to climb up," Desyliva said as he showed CBS 5 News what he does every night.

He found a couple of scorpions the other day. One was along the house outside, the other was along his sliding glass door. Last summer, Desylvia found over 50 around the house. He hopes an exterminator will prevent a repeat.

"For every scorpion you do find, there's a lot more hiding that you're not able to see," said Bulwark Exterminating technician Devin Connor.

Connor says even the biggest scorpion can slip through the smallest of cracks and even closed doors.

Desylvia hopes the spraying helps, but will still keep a look out for them.

"We want this summer to be a lot less than last year," he said.

The exterminators say putting up slick tape around the base of your house could prevent them from getting in. Connor said while scorpion hunting may be fun, be careful because a sting could be deadly.

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