Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up
The pest professionals at Bulwark Exterminating put together this fun Pest Test. Test your eyes. What is the first pest you see? Is this pest the one you fear the most? Have you ever been bitten or stung by this pest? How many pests can you find?
The pest professionals give us some useful information about carpet beetles, including: description, control, controlling larvae, and other characteristics. More…
Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
Yup, it’s that time of year again. All of us must endure those blood-sucking mosquitoes. Here’s a little information as to why they bite. More…
Keeping The Bugs Away: Pest Control Tips Anyone Can Use
Here are a few simple tips anyone can do to help ensure the home and property remain pest free. More…
Carpenter Bees Can Cause A Lot Of Damage! What Can You Do?
They look like small bumble bees, but these flying pests are nothing like regular bees… Especially with their destructive nesting habits. More…
Pest Of The Week: The Hobo Spider
Grayish brown in color, with dark zigzag stripes, the Hobo spider is an aggressive spider found in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, and British Colombia). It is suggested that these spiders are so aggressive because they have such poor eyesight. They have to attack things that move, or else they would starve.
With their impressive leg span, these spiders can reach a diameter of 1 ½ inches. They build funnel shaped webs, with oval openings, near the foundation of your home; and will aggressively attack anything that disturbs its web.
Although Hobo spiders aggressively bite, their bites are not as dangerous as once believed. There are many misconceptions out there regarding the lethality of the Hobo spider; comparing it to the more dangerous Black Widow spider and Brown Recluse spider. These rumors have recently been debunked.