A lot of people do not realize the pest problems that are associated with spring. While leaf litter can be beneficial for your soil, it is also harbouring a variety of springtime pests! Spring is a key time to address occasional invaders such as sow bugs, millipedes, and centipedes. These pests look for the leaf … Read more Springtime Pests: What is Lurking in Your Leaf Litter
You may be noticing more spiders and webs lately. Environmental conditions such as the changing weather play a major role. When weather is hot and dry, there could be the reason for more spiders in and around your home. As more prey insects are present increases in spider predators also increase. Certain spiders that are … Read more Spiders In Your Yard
Human mothers may invest a lot of time and money in raising their young, but that kind of devotion isn’t always echoed throughout the animal kingdom. In the animal world, some mothers go far above and beyond, giving up not just time but often their own food supplies in order to ensure that their child … Read more Mothers of The Animal Kingdom: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias plaguing the human species. People with arachnophobia experience fear and unease when they believe they are in the presence of spiders. The sight of cobwebs or spiders themselves can cause a person with acrophobia to have panic attacks, scream, cry, or even faint. This phobia affects around … Read more Arachnophobia: The Fear of Spiders
Spring has sprung and the arachnid world is coming out of its sleepy hibernation sites or emerging from the egg sacs laid last year. All spiders are venomous but most spiders are harmless to humans. 93% of consumers fear insects and arachnids, and are the public’s 3rd most common fear behind heights and public speaking*. … Read more Spiders Are Back!
QUESTION: How do I keep spiders out of my house? ANSWER: In with your spring clean-up, it’s a great time of year to pest proof your house. Some suggestions are: Install screens and weather stripping on windows and door sweeps on doors. Fix any cracks in siding and walls, especially where pipes or wires enter … Read more Ask The Expert: How To Get Rid of Spiders?