Subject: Yuck! What is it?
Location: Pasadena Ca USA
May 3, 2014 12:50 am
Found three of these in my house tonight . I might have stepped on the first smaller one. Then caught two more with my hand held vacuum and cups. They are so fast and creepy! Can you please tell me what they are?
Commonly called a Wind Scorpion, this arachnid lacks venom, so it is not really considered dangerous, however, even without venom, they are adept predators that will help keep your yard free of other unwanted creatures. Though they don’t have venom, a large specimen might deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled. We suspect the recent heat wave in the Los Angeles area is the reason you have suddenly noticed these Wind Scorpions.