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Why Are Bats Dying?

Creepy! Sinister! Blood-sucking devil birds! Winged spawn of Satan! These are just a few words some of us might mistakenly use to describe the bat; but despite this fictitious reputation, bats are vital to the ecosystem. They are pest control agents; eating disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, and feeding on crop-damaging caterpillars and worms. They also aid in the pollinating of certain plants. It’s because of their vital ecological importance, bat-lovers and scientists alike are in panic mode over massive loss of these flying mammals. Bats are dying off at an alarming rate. Just how big of a bat loss are we talking? Last year, NASA reported the North American bat’s… 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

Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up

Hobo Spider Close Up

Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up   Pest Test     The pest professionals at Bulwark Exterminating put together this fun Pest Test. Test your eyes. What is the first pest you see? Is this pest the one you fear the most? Have you ever been bitten or stung by this pest? How many pests can you find?   Carpet Beetles The pest professionals give us some useful information about carpet beetles, including: description, control, controlling larvae, and other characteristics. More… Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Yup, it’s that time of year again. All of us must endure those blood-sucking mosquitoes. Here’s a little information as to why they bite.… Read More

Scorpions in Washington Home

Did you know that there are scorpions in the State of Washington? Well this information came as a real surprise when Matt McGee, editor of Search Engine Land, found one in his home! The Northern Scorpion rarely invades homes and is actually a very rare find, but yes, Washington has scorpions. Matt’s Email: Last night, we were shocked to find a small scorpion inside our house. It was no more than 1.5 or maybe 2 inches. Might’ve been a baby. It was sitting in the glass portion of a picture frame that was at the bottom of a small pile of frames. We didn’t even think scorpions live up here,… Read More