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Bugged by pests? You are not alone! Most households and businesses face common pest problems.

We’ve made it our mission to provide naturally effective solutions, tips, and information so that we can all have freedom from pests and damage while preserving nature’s delicate ecosystem. Read the latest here.

Identify Spiders

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Identifying the Different Types of Spider Webs

Spiders are remarkable creatures that have fascinated scientists and nature enthusiasts for centuries. One of their most intriguing features is their ability to create intricate webs. These webs play a significant role in nature, particularly in capturing flying insects. Understanding the various types of spider webs is crucial for both pest control and spider management. […]

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January 15, 2024

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Brown Recluse Facts and Prevention

What would you do if you came across poisonous spiders in your home? It sounds like a horror movie plot, but it’s a possibility that people need to be aware of and work to prevent it in their own house.  Brown recluse spiders, also known as Loxosceles Reclusa, are a common concern for homeowners, especially […]

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September 24, 2023

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Black Widow Control and Prevention

The black widow spider (scientifically named Latrodectus) is notorious for being dangerous. The female’s poisonous bite and reputation for killing and eating her mate serve not only as a health and safety concern, but also makes for an interesting relationship dynamic. Their venom is 15 times more toxic than a prairie rattlesnake’s venom, and a […]

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January 19, 2023

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Pest of the Month – All About the House Spider

Arachnophobia, or an extreme fear of spiders (arachnids), is one of the most common phobias. Fear can be an effective way to protect yourself — you certainly shouldn’t get too close to a venomous black widow or brown recluse spider. However, while there are an estimated 40,000 species of spiders in the world, very few […]

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August 30, 2022

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Are Spider Bites Dangerous?

To some people, spiders are cool.  To others, they are what nightmares are made of!  Spiders tend to get a bad rap and not for good reason! Thanks to movies like Arachnophobia and urban legends of deadly spider bites, there’s no wonder they rank pretty high on the fear list!  You may be wondering, are […]

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September 14, 2020

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Do House Spiders Bite? Identification, Symptoms & Treatment

Yes, many types of spiders do have the ability to bite humans. Many bites will cause minor irritation, but in some cases, they can lead to severe pain and reaction. How many times have you noticed a red bump on your skin and assumed it was a spider bite without knowing where it came from? […]

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March 30, 2018

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How Long Do Spiders Live? Exploring the Average Life Cycle

Common house spiders, on average, live for about one year. This all depends on the species, though, as some can live to be around 7 years old. There are even some types that can live up to 30 years! Below, we explore the lifespan of a common household spider. We discuss their different stages of […]

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September 19, 2017

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Common House Spiders: Identification & Facts

Some of the most common types of spiders people will come across include the Yellow Sac Spider, Black House Spider, Brown House Spider, Barn Weaver, Hobo Spider, Cellar Spider/Daddy Long Legs, and the American House Spider. If you’re anything like me, you can appreciate spiders from a distance, far from your home. I can admire […]

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April 27, 2017

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They Found A Brown Recluse Spider in Their Dog’s Fur!

I remember walking through the house we live in now for the very first time. It was our first meeting with an actual realtor on our journey to buy a home, and it was only the second house we had seen. We couldn’t believe we had found ‘the one’ so soon, so we dragged ourselves […]

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