Scorpions & centipedes

In Australia, scorpions and centipedes do not cause envenomation. However, they can cause a painful bite or sting.

First Aid:

  • Wash the area with water and keep the area clean and dry.
  • Apply ice or cool running water to reduce swelling and relieve pain (do NOT apply ice to the eye).
  • Call 13 11 26 or seek medical attention if pain persists