These monsters are found all over San Diego County. While these creatures have an impressive array of jaws that they use to rip apart their prey, they are considered to be harmless to humans and are incapable of biting. They have no venom and no stinger.
They have long arms that they use to capture their prey. They are beneficial predators that are extremely fast and aggressive, moving about at night and hiding in daylight hours.
It is not uncommon for them to enter structures. Wind Scorpions can be as long as 2 inches in body length, with colors ranging from yellowish to grayish brown. They are arachnids, with 8 legs their jaws appear as 4 long, separated fangs, a pair on either side, with curved tips and several teeth along their length.
There is no reason to control these beneficial animals, although their presence in a structure can be very disturbing to the occupants. If found they should be removed and placed outside, where they can continue to feed on other insects.
If necessary a vacuum cleaner could be used to eliminate the single stray critter. Control is best accomplished by removal of habitat around structures, such as yard debris or wood piles, and clutter
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