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Top 8 Fall Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips Infographic Check out this latest infographic for some helpful outdoor home maintenance tips to prevent fall pests: http://www.westernpest.com/blog/top-8-fall-outdoor-home-maintenance-tips-infographic/ How To Find And Prevent Centipede Invasions  It’s not enough that the centipede is perhaps one of the creepiest looking insects on the planet – they also tend to hide out in shaded, damp corners, which means that most homeowners only come across centipedes by surprise in showers, basements, and anywhere else they can stay hidden. http://www.greenpestsolutions.com/2014/11/how-to-find-and-prevent-centipede-invasions/ What’s Lurking In Your Attic?  There are all kinds of creepy things that would love to make your attic their home. Here are a few of them, and… Read More

Veterans Day Tribute- 9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched Into Sand On Normandy

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In honor of Veteran’s Day today, I wanted to share with you all this touching tribute to all those lives lost on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II. 9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched Into Sand On Normandy In a touching tribute to those brave soldiers who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day 1944, British artists accompanied by numerous volunteers took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand. They etched 9,000 silhouettes into the sand, representing the 9,000 fallen soldiers who died that tragic day. The piece, titled “The Fallen 9000,” is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans… Read More

107 Million Spiders Create Megaweb

If you are deathly afraid of spiders, do no read any further! If you want to sleep tonight, do not read any further! If you have a heart condition or health concerns of any kind, do not read any further! If you want a glimpse of what Hell might look like, go ahead and scroll a down a little. You may feel a little itchy afterward! 107 Million Spiders Create Megaweb Source: Entomological Society of America/ Greene et al. 2010 How many spiders would you consider to be a lot? For many of you, it might be just one. For the rest of us, there’s no arguing that 107 million… Read More

Dead Mouse Theatre- Bizarre Pest Control Ads

In one of the most bizarre ad campaigns I’ve seen, since Quiznos launched their spongemonkey mascot ads (a freaky, bulging eyed, deformed looking rat creation that was more likely to make people lose their appetite for a sandwich than gain it); Tomcat mouse-killing bait recently released an ad campaign featuring fake thespian mice. Have you ever wondered what people might do with all those dead mice killed by Tomcat baits? If you have, I bet you would have never guessed, they’s put on an off-Broadway performance with them! Titled “Dead Mouse Theatre,” a pair of fake mice are manipulated by hands and given character voice-overs as they act out some… Read More

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

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