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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

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

Brown Recluse Or Wolf Spider?

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For those living in spider infested areas, the first thing that comes to mind when we see a spider is, “It’s gonna kill me!” The reality is that most spiders can’t kill you. One of the common venomous spiders around is the brown recluse. This spider is easily confused with the wolf spider, but we are here today to make sure you know just what kind of pest you’re dealing with. Physical Differences Their Basic Stuff These spiders differ substantially in size and color. Measuring from ½ an inch to 2 inches in length, the wolf spider is much larger and more robust than the brown recluse which measures from… 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

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