Pest Control Related Info and Articles

The Deer Tick Life Cycle

The deer tick (or black-legged) in the East and the related western black-legged tick are the only known transmitters of Lyme disease in the United States. Both are hard-bodied ticks with a two-year life cycle. Like all species of ticks, deer ticks and their relatives require a blood meal to progress to each successive stage…
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Fishing Spiders

Fishing Spiders have small eyes and legs that are held widely apart. They get their name because they hunt for aquatic prey suck as insects crustaceans and even small minnows. They hand out on the banks of streams and ponds feeling for vibrations of passing prey.

Sheet Web Weavers

Sheet Web Weavers are often overlooked because of their small size. They are very abundant among vegetation. They spin a sheet web over the vegetation to catch its prey. Some wit under the filmy dome until the prey lands and then it attacks.

Jumping Spiders

Spiders are critically important to the Earth’s ecosystem because they keep the insect population under control. But – good golly! – do they have to look so scary!? Especially jumping spiders. These spiders are known for their exceptionally large eyes (large for spiders) and “furry,” rectangular face. These spiders definitely have faces only their mothers…
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Crab Spiders

Have you been bitten by a crab spider or is one lurking around your living area? First off, don’t panic; crab spiders’ venom are not poisonous to you (unless you are a bee or unless you happen to be allergic). And if you don’t know if you are dealing with a crab spider (Thomisidae), check…
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Wolf Spiders

One of the more successful variants of arachnid in the world, the wolf spider can be found in all but the most polar regions of the world, including the coasts of Greenland. What gives the wolf spider its tremendous range is that the various genii as a whole are not reliant upon webs for snaring….
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Sac Spiders

We’re not going to mince words here: the sac spider may be a light, cheery yellow in color, but this creature has fangs – and knows how to use them! These arachnids can’t spin large webs, so they make small sacs to protect their young and themselves (hence, their name). Sac spiders tend to build…
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