Archive for 'Spider Control'
Keep Spiders From Spooking You This Fall
It’s the time of year when spiders are on the hunt for a warm, secluded place to build a web and catch their next meal. Bug Busters USA warns that basements, attics and garages serve as the perfect refuge for these creepy crawlers and encourages homeowners to take proper precautions to avoid being spooked by…Read More
Fuzzy Spider “Paws” Have Gone Viral
People don’t generally think of spiders as cute, but close up shots of hairy spider “paws” have been circulating the Internet lately and gone absolutely viral. People are sending these pictures around social media like they’re the best thing since sliced bread, and many croon over the fuzzy feet, comparing them to the paws of…Read More
What kind of a web is that?
What kind of a web is that? I’ve seen random debris get stuck in a spider’s web before. I mean it’s bound to happen at some point, right? Usually, however, I believe these stray pieces of stuff get caught in webs by accident. It’s not like a spider would actually go out and pick up…Read More
The Most Common Garden Spiders Are More Interesting Than You Think
If you do any gardening in your spare time then you probably have a love hate relationship with insects. That is understandable since some insects can devour or kill your garden while other types of insects can prevent garden damage by devouring those pesky insect-pests. But have you ever tried identifying some of the spiders…Read More
Is The Red “Hourglass” Mark On Black Widows Meant To Frighten Predators?
Black Widows are well known around the world. These spiders are especially known in the Americas for having a highly venomous bite, they are generally intimidating to other arthropods, and the females often kill their male counterparts after mating. And the red “hourglass” marking on the female’s abdomen is a sure indicator that the female…Read More
Honey Can Actually Help Heal a Brown Recluse Spider Bite Wound!
The bite of a brown recluse spider can spell very bad news for the victim. Their venom is extremely poisonous, more so than that of a rattlesnake. It is especially toxic to cells and tissue. When the venom is released into the skin it begins attacking the tissue. The venom is able to break down…Read More
Frankenspider: A Long Extinct Spider Walks Again!
An extinct spider called Paleocharinus has been recreated via digital imaging. The extinct spider crawled the earth 416 million years ago. These spiders are interesting because during this time most of the Earth’s species dwelled in the ocean, and the Paleocharinus was among the first bugs to walk on land. In fact, they were about…Read More
Spider Super Glue
Spider Super Glue Professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech Brent Opell has put together a research team to study the glue spiders create for their webs. Spiders create this glue when the glycoproteins secreted from their abdomen interact with the atmosphere. Scientists want to use this glue to create better, more environmentally friendly adhesives.…Read More
Hobos Spider are invading! | Spider Control
Hobos are invading! Experts in Kalispell are overrun with an influx of hobo spiders. After placing glue strips down to catch the pesky spiders, they have found 30-40 spiders per strip. Experts are blaming the unusually warm weather this year on the invasion of the hobo spiders. Hobo spiders sometimes can be confused for brown…Read More
CNN Money: Spiders lead to Mazda recall
Spiders lead to Mazda recall NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mazda is recalling about 52,000 Mazda6 sedans in the U.S., because yellow sac spiders like to build their nests in part of the fuel system. “A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction…Read More