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scorpions and their predators.

 
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I have just discovered my property has scorpions on it. Of course, I learned this the hard way. Having never been stung before I have done a lot of searching to see how to treat the sting. luckily I am not allergic so no big deal. however my daughter is not quite 3 and my wife is 7 months pregnant with our son. Scorpions are relatively harmless to adults but not so much very small children. I was hoping someone here could help me find an appropriate way to deal with them. I have had trouble finding predators for them. I have found birds can be predators. Does anyone know what birds can be used to help eliminate the threat of scorpions on a homestead in Jamaica? I have 10 acres on the southern coast of Jamaica. We are a very dry location and I will be raising chickens and ducks. have not been able to find anyone to tell me if either of these birds will deal with scorpions. I will probably add turkeys as well but don't know if they will be effective predators or not. really hope someone can help with this.
 
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Not sure of any predators. I have a theory that they are in a decline here from imported fire ants that are here now. Maybe diatomaceous earth would help? It supposedly stabs stuff with an exoskeleton .

Look for them when it's raining, cause that's when they come into the house. also we generally find them on the ceiling. They come in from the attic thru light fixture housings. I've had one fall from the ceiling and land on my bed.
 
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I use diatomaceous earth up in my attic yearly to combat them and other insect as that start to come out again. As for predators I do see my cats every now and then pawing at them and killing them. those are the two things I really know that deals with them.
 
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