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‘Spiders’

Tarantula vs Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Tarantula

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

USA Spider Chart

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

Giant Spider In The Pants

Giant Crab Spider

While at work today, I got a frantic phone call from my four year old daughter. “Daddy,” she cried. “I went to put on my pants and out jumped a big spider!” “It’s scary Daddy!” “We caught in a jar.” After a examining the spider, and talking to some spider control professionals, I was able to determine that the spider in question was a Giant Arizona Crab Spider; a common spider in Arizona. My Daughter Found a Giant Crab Spider In Her Pants So this is how it all went down. My daughter had been swimming in her inflatable swimming pool the previous day. Caught up in all of the… Read More

Pest Control Links Round-Up: Fourth Of July Edition

Jumping Spider Eating Cricket

Pest Control Links Round-Up: Fourth Of July Edition   Four Top Pests For The Fourth Of July Mosquitoes, ants, stinging pests and flies can interrupt our parades, flags, cookouts and fireworks as we celebrate the Fourth of July and our country’s 237th birthday. More… Managing Bees & Wasps Bees and wasp’s love of man-made structures and food sources bring them into contact with people during July 4th activities; creating the opportunity for a painful sting. More… Declare Your Independence From Pests This July 4th Are you currently being oppressed by a nasty regime of pests; much like the colonists were back in 1776? If so, it’s time to declare your… Read More

Practical Uses For Spiders

Spider advancing - arachnophobia nightmare

Spiders have eight legs and aren’t technically considered insects, but are arachnids. However, these fast creepy crawlies give people the heebie jeebies just as well as any bug. Rather than living in fear of spiders, try to think of them as a positive creature. Spiders eat a lot of other insects, helping to keep us from being overwhelmed. Science is also drawing on the spider for inspiration in a number of practical applications which benefit humans. Muscular Dystrophy Researcher Frederick Sachs, a biophysicist at the University of Buffalo, is using the venom of the Chilean Rose Tarantula to treat muscular dystrophy. The use of the venom is still in trial… Read More

Spider Found In Oreo: Real Or Fake?

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WARNING! If you ever want to enjoy an Oreo cookie ever again, don’t read this article. Pictures have surfaced on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler of a spider that has allegedly been found inside of one of America’s favorite snacks… The Oreo Cookie! Spider Found Inside Oreo Cookie Photo Courtesy of Facebook The Oreo spider pictures come with the following caption: “This is why you always take Oreos apart before eating them, always. Now think of all the Oreos you’ve ever eaten foolishly.” After seeing the above picture, the public is left wondering if the Oreo was found this way by the consumer, or it was an easily replicated… Read More

Amazing Video: It’s Raining Spiders!

If you are deathly afraid of spiders, do not watch this video. If you want to sleep tonight, do not watch this video. If you have a heart condition or health concerns of any kind, do not watch this video. If you want a glimpse of what Hell might look like, go ahead and take a peak! You may feel a little itchy afterward. The above footage is not a spider apocalypse; nor is it a nightmare surpassing your most grotesque childhood terror; but rather a normal phenomenon in the Brazilian city of Santo Antonio da Platina– located only some 500 miles away from Rio de Janeiro; home of the… Read More

Becoming Spiderman: Unlocking The Secrets Of Spider Silk

Spiderman And His Amazing Spider Silk  Every boy growing up watched in amazement as Spiderman was able to shoot webs from his wrists; pulling endangered motorist’s cars off of bridges before they fell hundreds of feet into icy water.  Crooks and bad guys, even those with superhuman strength, were tied up by Spiderman’s webs. Wonderment filled our heads, as we watched all the many possibilities of spider silk.  I remember wishing I could shoot those powerful spider webs at a schoolyard bully or be able to effortlessly swing from my house to a tree branch.  A Century’s Old Question  Apparently I am not the only one who has wanted to… Read More

Toilet Spiders At Florida Olive Garden Deemed Hoax

Toilet Spiders Deemed Hoax  Here we go again. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler have been inundated as of late with reports of poisonous spiders biting people, as they sit on the toilet of all places, resulting in your eventual death. Here Is The Claim  NEW POISONOUS SPIDER IN THE UNITED STATES A spider bite…please read………… And you thought the brown recluse was bad! Three women in North Florida, turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.… Read More

Possessed Halloween Spiders!

Possessed Spiders! Today is Halloween! Tonight, as you’re watching your scary movies, carving your pumpkins, and passing out Halloween candy to all of those little princesses, super heroes, ghouls, and masked kiddos trick-or-treating at your door; keep an eye out for a spider inside your home… It just might be a departed relative checking in on you! According to superstition, if you see a spider on Halloween it’s the spirit of a loved one watching over you.  If this superstition is true, I’m a little worried. I’m sure I’ve squashed or vacuumed up a few Halloween spiders in my day. To think, the spirits of my beloved ones might dwell in my… Read More