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Are You Being Haunted By Ghost Spiders This Halloween?

The hairs on the back of your neck stand up! Your skin begins to crawl! You see unexplained movements out of the corner of your eye! You feel like your being watched! If you are experiencing any of these symptoms this Halloween, your house may be haunted by ghosts… GHOST SPIDERS! As if spiders weren’t creepy enough… We have to have a spider named ghost spider! Ghost Spiders  When I refer to ghost spiders, I’m not referring to the well known spider superstition that if you see a spider on Halloween it’s the spirit of a loved one watching over you, as depicted here. The Ghost Spider is an actual… Read More

Halloween Spiders Scare Arachnophobes

Halloween is just days away, and for many people there is nothing scarier than a creepy, crawling spider. In fact, arachnophobia affects two out of every ten males, and six out of every ten females. Some 31 percent of people that suffer from the fear of spiders, report having severe symptoms. For some more interesting facts and tidbits about arachnophobia, check out this informative infographic put together by the spider control professionals at Bulwark Exterminating:   If you have a fear of spiders, you definitely don’t want them infesting your home. If you are seeing house spiders, black widow spiders, brown recluses spiders, or any other type of spider in… Read More

The Oldest Beehive In the World

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Those of you who are fans of the Da Vinci Code movie and book, know that the medieval Scottish Rosslyn Chapel that was featured in the finale of the film, held secrets that tied the church to ancient Templar and Masonic practices. But did you know that the Scottish Rosslyn Chapel also held another unknown secret, which dates back almost 560 years? The Oldest Beehive In the World Two ancient beehives have been found in the medieval Scottish Rosslyn Chapel, which have been determined to be the oldest beehives in the world. While the famous Scottish castle dates back to the mid 1400’s the beehives that have been carefully hidden in… Read More

Texas Ants

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Texas is home to a variety of many different ant species. The main reason why there are so many ants in Texas is the weather. The weather in Texas never really drops down past a freezing temperature for a long period of time. This will allow the ants to live out of their colony or nest year round, and infest yards and homes. What ants live in Texas?  Some of the ants that live in Texas include: Carpenter ants, Crazy ants, Fire ants, Ghost ants, Little Black ants, Pharaoh ants, and Thief ants. All of theses ants have different habitats, but can pose a huge problem on you and your… Read More

10-Year-Old Boy Dies After Brown Recluse Bite

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CBS 5 – KPHO A 10-year-old Billings, Montana boy passed away this week after suffering from an infection caused by a Brown Recluse spider bite. The boy, one Keith Pierce, was brought to St. Vincent Hospital on September 30, 2014 after his mother noticed his legs began to swell. At first, the doctors were worried the swelling in the legs might be cancer; that was until a spot on the boy’s leg was discovered. In extreme pain, doctors performed emergency surgery, in which Keith never awoke from. The boys family ended resuscitation efforts, and the cause of death was determined to be caused by an infection from a Brown Recluse… Read More

6000 Brown Recluse Spiders Invade Family Home

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You pull back your bed sheets and see them scurry. You reach down and grab your shoe, only to see a couple jump out just before slipping your toes in. The walls appear to be crawling, and they begin dropping from the ceiling. What are they? Dangerous and deadly Brown Recluse spiders!!! With Halloween just around the corner, the above description seems like something pulled straight out of an upcoming horror movie; but this nightmare happened to be reality for a Missouri family who was sharing their newly purchased home with some 6,000 plus Brown Recluse spiders. 6000 Brown Recluse Spiders Invade Family Home  Imagine moving into your dream home,… Read More

Spiders And The City

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According to the last U.S. Census, 80.7 percent of this County’s population live in urban areas. As Americans, many of us love the energy of a big city; the abundance and variety of restaurants, jobs, stores, and even people. New research from the University of Sydney suggests, that we’re not the only ones who prefer city living. Spiders that live in urban areas are showing to be healthier, and even more fertile. Spiders Thrive In Cities A new study suggests that spiders in the city seem to thrive in comparison to their counterparts in more rural areas. Australian scientists examined golden orb weaver spiders living in cities near the coast,… Read More

Insect With Mechanical Gears

For hundreds of years, we believed that it was the Greeks that invented what is known today as the mechanical gear; which has enabled generations of technological advancement throughout all cultures. In fact, it wasn’t the Greeks who invented functional mechanical gears; nature beat us to the punch once again! A tiny leaf-hopping insect was recently discovered by scientists, which just happened to have an intricate mechanical gear system in its back legs. Insect Has Mechanical Gears Two scientists from the University of Cambridge recently discovered a leafhopper; one Issus coleoptratus. This leaf-hopping bug has interacting gears located at the top of the insect’s hind legs, used for propulsion. Its… Read More

A Duplex of Pest Problems In Your Single Family Home

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You are one satisfied home owner, having just moved into a home; with the most stunning roof line, landscaping to rival the neighbors and your favorite color of brick. Not so long after moving in, something very strange takes place. You become a landlord with tenants above and below. These tenants don’t bring parking issues nor do they bring extra income renting out rooms. In fact there is no rent involved in this transaction and there isn’t even a landlord tenant act to fall back on.  You don’t have to perform a reference search, fill out any applications nor spend money to provide separate entrances or separate utility meters. What… Read More

Spiders Offer FREE Pest Control Unless They Are The Pest

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I recently stumbled across an article which quoted a Gloucestershire University’s Professor, one Adam Hart, who stated: “By eating flies and other insects, spiders are not only providing us with a pest control service, but are also very important in our ecosystems because they often feed themselves on the most common species, preventing a few species from becoming dominant.” As a pest control guy, I do agree with the above statement. However, spiders themselves can also become a serious pest control problem. So what do you do when spiders themselves are indeed the pest? Spiders are a free pest control service, except for those cases when the spider is the pest.… Read More

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