Question by Rich Miranda: Is it safe to build a sandbox in South Texas scorpion country?
I was hoping to put in a sandbox for the kids in our backyard, since we have plenty of room. But we live outside of San Antonio, TX, in the country, and scorpions are common in our area. Would they be attracted to the the sandbox, and maybe even use it for nesting? Are there ways to make it safer?
Answer by jean ann j
There are sand scorpions that get in the sand. There are some that do not. It depends on what kind of scorpions are there. Some types of scorpions like to stay out of the sun.
They stay under rocks, leaves and whatever is there to keep out of the sun.
Removing the leaves and anything the scorpions can get under and killing them would be good.
The sand would have
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