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‘Spiders’

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

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

Horrifying News- We Swallow How Many Spiders In Our Sleep?

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Phoenix, AZ—In news of the weird and down right horrifying; a leading arachnologist has confirmed that spiders, do in-fact, crawl on you while you sleep. The average person will swallow several a month, and that’s not even the worst part. How Many Spiders Do We Swallow In Our Sleep? Brian Lofton, the lead arachnologist at The University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ, claims that during an average night’s sleep, some two or three spiders crawl across your face, neck, and body; depending on the level of infestation in your home. “With a dozen or so spiders parading across your face in a given week while you slumber, it’s inevitable that… Read More

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Spiders

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Aside from the seriously dangerous creepy crawlies that inhabit a small percentage of the world, most spiders are harmless and essentially not dangerous, just visually unpleasant. For many, a dislike of spiders will have no impact on their daily lives, and when coming into contact with, or noticing, an arachnid, they can just avert their eyes and dismiss, capture and release, or exterminate, but for those with true arachnophobia, the consequences of seeing a spider can be incredibly traumatic. Those that suffer from a fear of spiders will be well aware of the impact that their phobia has on their daily lives. A seemingly small fear can actually detrimental to… Read More

Spiders Reattempt Mass Auto Takeover, This Time With Toyota.

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Spiders have recently organized another offensive assault against the auto industry, this time taking their operation to late model Toyota sedans. Last week 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas and Avalons were recalled by the manufacturer to fix a spider-web problem in the air conditioning line that ultimately causing malfunction in the airbag’s electrical system and deployment mechanism. Pretty sneaky if you ask us. It so happens that this rogue band of spiders, their species yet to be identified, discovered that by blocking the drainage tube that relieves condensation from the a/c condenser, that water would eventually find it way to the airbag control module, causing all sorts of malfunctions to… Read More

Guide To The Brown Recluse Spider Infographic

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One of the most feared spiders in the United States, also has the worse reputation. I’m referring to the Brown Recluse spider, and unfortunately this bad reputation is well deserved. The Brown Recluse is dangerous. The Brown Recluse is very venomous. Yes, it bites and one of these Brown Recluse spider bites is very painful and may result in disfiguring skin ulcers. Although rare, these bites can even lead to death. It’s because of the dangerous outcomes of the bites, many homeowners are very cautious when is comes to any spider that even resembles that of a Brown Recluse. This fear, has lead many of homeowner to jump to conclusions when… Read More

Tarantula vs Tarantula Hawk Wasp

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Tarantula! Probably the world’s scariest looking spider is the large, hairy and supreme tarantula, but the tarantula has a natural arch nemesis; the Tarantula Hawk Wasp. Up against a tarantula, the Hawk Wasp really has no competition; it’s like child’s play for the wasp. This particular wasp has one of the most painful stings to man, so imagine what it can do to a tarantula. So let’s compare these two insects. Let’s Start With The Underdog: The Tarantula   The tarantula is one of nature’s top dogs. It’s one of the largest species of spiders. The tarantula lives in dry deserts and grasslands. Its home is underground in borrows and… Read More

Hobo Spider Myth

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Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I stumbled upon a supposed “USA Spider Chart.” The chart, which is shown below, has numerous false and erroneous spider accusations; something the spider must be well acquainted with by now. One such error happened to be that the Hobo Spider is a deadly and dangerous spider, grouped together with the Black Widow spider and the Brown Recluse spider. See for yourself:   THIS INFORMATION IS WRONG! The Hobo spider that is found in the United States is not deadly, and is not as dangerous as the Black Widow or Brown Recluse. Let’s clear up this common misconception about… Read More