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The Joros are Here – and They’re Not Leaving

November 5th, 2020

The Joros have moved in to Georgia. No, they’re not the family next-door, but a species of spider who probably arrived by hitching a ride in a shipping container from China, Korea or Japan and landing in Hoschton, Georgia, back in 2013. Their identities were confirmed by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and…

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Along Came a Spider: Spinning A Halloween Web

October 5th, 2020

Fall brings crisp air, colorful leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and Halloween! And Halloween conjures up images of witches, black cats, ghosts and spiders in webs. Ever wonder, “why spiders?” Maybe it’s just because they’re found in dark, creepy places. Or maybe it’s guilt by association – even witches need buddies, like black cats, bats, rats…

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Is It, Or Is It Not Possible For Brown Recluse Spiders To Infest Homes In Georgia?

January 29th, 2020

For years, entomologists, pest control professionals, and physicians have claimed that the highly venomous and potentially deadly brown recluse spider species can be found within the state of Georgia. This claim has never been hard to believe, as Georgia doctors frequently treat brown recluse envenomation symptoms after identifying bites sustained by residents of the state.…

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Highly Venomous Banana Spiders Are Perfectly Adapted To Thrive Within And Around Homes Where They Tend To Grow To Large Sizes

October 9th, 2019

Generally, urbanization has a negative effect on arthropods in the natural environment, as arthropods cannot adapt to the radical landscape alterations caused by urbanization. This is especially true when it comes to web-building spider species, as these spiders have adapted to exploit the natural environment in order to build webs that can effectively catch insect…

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Criticism From Animal Welfare Groups Has Prompted Legislation Aimed At Recognizing And Protecting Spider Rights

February 21st, 2019

The issue of animal rights and the effort to stop the inhumane treatment of animals is generally recognized as a noble and important goal by most members of the public. When it comes to protecting animals from common acts of mistreatment and abuse, spiders may not the first animals that come to people’s minds, as…

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Black Widow Bite Leaves Man Unable to Pee

January 2nd, 2019

Nobody wants to get bitten by a spider, let alone a black widow. The resulting pain and sickness is bad enough, but one man got even more than this after his unfortunate meeting with a black widow spider. You don’t generally associate losing the ability to pee with getting a black widow bite, but this…

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It’s a Dog! It’s a Bunny! No, It’s a Spider!

November 12th, 2018

Most spiders that we spot around our homes and outside tend to look pretty similar, with the main body and eight long legs. They also don’t tend to be anywhere near cute, or make one think of a cute bunny rabbit or dog. Well, there is a time and place for everything, and it seems…

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