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‘Spiders’

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

This Week’s Pest Control News

Pest Control Held to New Standards New legislation has been passed in Annapolis, MD banning toxic pesticides within 25 feet of schools, daycares, government buildings, and waterways. Starting July 1, 2013 pesticides will only be used in emergency infestations. This new legislation is following the same pest control approach of other cities like nearby Washington, DC. http://annapolis.patch.com/articles/pest-control-held-to-new-standards-by-council Parasites and Products Here is a great blog on what the pest control industry is using to treat tick and fleas. Some Pyrethroids like Permethrin are working well for fleas as well as ticks. The article emphasizes customer preparation and education. http://brownpestcontrol.com/aug-21-2012-parasites-and-products/ Don’t Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation Our Pest Control Atlanta friends… Read More

Ear Spiders! Spider found living inside Ear.

dead roaches

  As pest control operators, we encounter many bizarre pest situations almost daily.   Whether it’s a house crawling with roaches,    maggot stuffed Oreo cookies,     or a spider’s nest crawling with it’s young,     these experiences will stick with us for our lifetimes.   Spider Living in Women’s Ear   A story that has been sticking with me comes to us from China. A woman who was seeking medical attention went into China’s Changsha Central Hospital because she felt a burning and itching inside her ear. To her horror, and the horror of her doctors, a spider was found living in her ear canal. The women’s… Read More

Friday’s Pest Control Link Round Up

Roaches Eat Toothpaste! Do You Share Your Toothpaste With a Roach?    For a Good Laugh Check Out This Video:   Are You Feeling Itchy? Fleas Are Back Flea control needs to be an integrated program that includes customer cooperation, veterinary treatment of pets and treatment of infested premises by pest management professionals. Fleas are very vital pests in the ecosystem. They can flourish on pets, especially cats and dogs, and they can be very annoying to humans. Some flea infestations are brutal, to the point that they can cause anemia.   Common Pests by Their Season Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, fall, or year round, pests are a part… Read More

Indian Town Being Invaded By Venomous Spiders, And Witch Doctors

Raise your hand if you’ve seen the movie “Arachnophobia”. Well, I have. Once. My first time watching it was immediately my last. It’s one of those movies that messes with your mind for the next several days. Your skin itches a little bit more throughout the day. You check your towel before drying off after a shower. Maybe you shake out your clothes before getting dressed because you never know. You never when at what point you’re going to run across one of those little buggers. It’s just you. You’re minding your business. Your sitting down for lunch at your kitchen table to enjoy a ham sandwich with some ranch… Read More

The Biggest Bug in the World Debate.

In the past few days, there has been a sting of news releases about the World’s Biggest Bug, all started by this: This extremely rare and endangered insect was found by Mark Moffett. It took him 2 days to find this Giant Weta. She was found on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand. They are no longer on the main land as they were cleared out by rats brought in by the Europeans. Mark, a bug lover from Colorado, was excited to find this rare cricket-like creature. He was even more honored when it was declared the Largest Insect on Record, according to weight. The wing span is 7 inches.… Read More

Largest Spider Fossil Ever Found Is 165 Million Years Old

Scientists have uncovered the oldest spider fossil on earth, dating back 165 million years.  The specimen measures about two square inches and was unearthed near the Daohugou village in northeastern China. The new discovery, dating back to the Middle Jurassic period, has been dubbed Nephila jurassica.  Until now, the oldest Nephila spider only dated back 34 million years.  While this newly discovered species is considered extinct, descendants include the golden orb-weaver spiders.  Golden Orb-weavers are known for spinning elaborate, gold-colored webs strong enough to trap bats and small birds. This new discovery is also leading scientists to reconsider the former geographic location and conditions of northeastern China.  Modern golden orb… Read More