I took down my AC ceiling vent in the office in order to redirect it. I unscrewed it, lowered it and looked down to see a small scorpion making a dash towards my thumb. Needless to say, I dropped the AC vent like a hot potato. The vent hit the floor and the scorpion scuttled away. Luckily, I was able to find it under a box and squish it...well. A few weeks ago, She was in the kitchen when she suddenly let out a blood-curdling scream and said "A scorpion stung me! It ran under the stove!" I moved the stove and there it was. A little research revealed that scorpion stings are one of the most painful stings one can get locally. The extreme pain is short-lived, fortunately, with the worst passing in 15 - 20 min. We are in a house on a recently cleared lot off Chat Holly. We have seen four scorpions outside and now two inside in the year this house has been on this lot. They're in the ceiling! Do we have an infestation going on? We have not used an exterminator yet, cuz we haven't seen any roaches. I hate to use poison in my living environment, but perhaps it's time. Anybody else have scorpion experience in SoWal, particularly in the house?