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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

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

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.

Toyota's recall affects Camyrs, Venzas and Avalons

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

Practical Uses For Spiders

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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