We had a slight bit of a scorpion problem while renting an apartment in Italy last week. However, I still prefer scorpions to giant Texas tree roaches. Scorpions somehow seem more sophisticated.
Because of my respect for the majestic scorpion, I chose to catch and release the two we found by throwing them out of our third floor window.
It was only later that I remembered there was a restaurant with outdoor seating directly below us.
One good thing about living in Sweden – a surprisingly small amount of bugs in the house. No roaches! Only fruit flies for 2 weeks of the year and maybe a small spider or two. It’s really spoiling me for vacations in warmer countries. In Texas this summer, it was an ant invasion. In Italy, it was furry centipedes and a scorpion. I think the only reason these bugs exist in warmer countries is to keep people in the north. Otherwise it would be deserted up here.