I'm hoping you'll get this. Since I've moved (in Texas) I'm finding bark scorpions (I think they're striped bark scorpions) more. I'm very scared of these little guys and I guess I want to hear that they are nothing to be afraid of?
They’re medically significant- but the risk is very low. They’re not aggressive, they are native, and a beneficial part of your local wildlife. If you were stung, it would hurt- but likely not much more. Just like other venomous animals, they want to use their venom to eat, so they will only us it in defense if severely needed. So they can be treated with the same cautious respect, you’d treat any other wild animal. To lessen the chance of accidental stings- shake out boots/clothes etc. you leave outside. To ease your fears- try reading about them (from a reputable source! like a university website. Too much fear mongering bullshit out there you should avoid) Scorpions are super neat and very ancient. The more you learn the less you squirm!