In my rural Texas kitchen it is pretty important to check the insides of pans and mugs before using them. Here’s why:
This second scorpion was still alive! He wasn’t very lively, but possibly enough to sting.
As you might guess, it’s a bit shocking to find these critters in my kitchen cupboards! I don’t know why, but something about scorpions really freaks me out. We have had a little less of this since the chickens are free ranging more right up around our house. But, as long as there are bugs to eat they are still around, so look before you use and don’t grab mugs with your thumb inside!
Oh, and watch for small piles of dead bugs where there is no obvious spider web. In such cases it is likely you’ll find a scorpion lurking about.