Apr 29, 2016, 5:46 PM
I live in rural Puebla. In the edge of a small village. We do get scorpions here, and in the house.
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Neighbors do get stung, and more than once someone came to the door at night, asking for a ride to the government clinic. There have been allergic responses, usually they get very groggy and wobbly. The clinic does give them shots, that are very expensive, but are given free here.
There are other solutions. I learned about tenderizer in Boy Scouts in the US years ago. So, I got McCormicks tenderizer here. It is called Ablandador de Carne. Read it carefully because other spices come in identical packages. Garlic salt is not the same, heh, heh.
The active ingredient is papaina, a substance which comes from the milk of green papayas. The inert ingredients are : salt! So, you are limited in how much you can ingest.
Because we, I and kinfolk here, have learned it is necessary to consume a small quantity of the tenderizer for maximum effect.
How much? We do not have a number yet, except to say it will be much less than a small teaspoon. Put a bit on your finger, put it in your mouth and add a lot of water. I would highly recommend proceeding to your local clinic and take small amounts as you travel. Remember tenderizer is consumed when it is used as a meat tenderizer...
The one time I did it, before I got to the clinic the sting was already gone. No, I got stung twice, but the second time I did not know what stung me, but it worked the same. It acts like the instant the papaina hits the blood stream the poison evaporates. I joke if I get bit by a coral snake, I will try it but do not expect it to work.
Family members report if they go to the clinic and get the shot, the immediate danger of Anaphylactic shock goes away, but the location hurts for a month. With the tenderizer after one hour all the pain is gone.
My cousin is a very talented herbalist. He said the ancient treatment for scorpion sting was a poultice made of papaya leaves.
Another thing we do is go to Aurerra and buy Steren ultrasound pest repellers. (I say Aurrera only because I know they usually have them. They may be sold many places.) They look like small speakers and put out an ultrasound noise that we have proved over years stuns rats and mice, and kills lizards, and also keeps out most scorpions. We now get very few scorpions in the house, and when we do see one, it isn't moving fast. Tiny ultrasound devices such as sold at Home Depot just don't have enough power to do much good. Their figures would indicate we need 3 or 4 for our house, but we actually needed 8 before the invasions stopped.
We have got a very few mice, but that is very rare. Before, I had baby mice in my underwear drawer. Not nice.
No, ultrasound does not affect spiders. But, small animal pets may be harmed, I can't tell you for sure which animals it harms.