Spiders

J.B. Howell, Technical Services, MGK

8 control strategies for spiders

December 13, 2018 By
Successful spider control requires a multi-pronged approach, including inspection, identification, non-chemical controls, sanitation, exclusion, insecticide applications and addressing exterior lighting issues that attract spider food. If you’ve identified a need for spider control, some key non-chemical control strategies to start... Read more»
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Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Identifying spiders to calm fears

December 6, 2018 By
Nearly every call/email/text we get about spiders contains the same question: Is it venomous/dangerous? This question is not easy to answer. With more than 45,000 species of spiders worldwide, identification can be challenging. Most entomologists are not trained to identify... Read more»

Determine the real reason for spiders’ presence

November 29, 2018 By
Why do we have horrible, awful, nasty and scary spiders? Food. Spiders would not be harboring or hunting in an environment devoid of food. Their mere presence is really symptomatic of a different pest issue — usually small flies, or... Read more»
Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Quick tips for effective spider control

November 22, 2018 By
Whether spinning webs on front porches or making a mad dash across the kitchen floor, spiders are sure to get attention when they make an appearance. These pests dwell in protected crevices when not sitting in their webs or actively... Read more»
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ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

Fiction: Crawley and the case of the out-of-control spiders

November 15, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... Read more»
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Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

Strategize when spraying for spiders

November 15, 2018 By
Applications should be directed at typical locations that spiders inhabit. Read more»
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Tips for responding to calls about spiders

November 6, 2018 By
Here are some things you can do when dealing with customer calls about spiders and potential spider bites. Read more»
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Photo: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

Identifying occasional invader infestations

August 17, 2018 By
Tips for identifying an occasional invader infestation. Read more»
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PHOTO: Mark Sheperdigian

Handle overwintering occasional invaders differently

August 16, 2018 By
Overwintering pests are strictly outdoor insects that find their means of survival outside of structures. Read more»
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Phidippus regius, jumping spider. Photo: Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org

Spiders can jump how far?

July 19, 2018 By
Humans can jump pretty far, but spiders can jump even farther to catch their prey. According to ValueWalk, some spider species hunt by jumping on their prey instead of spinning a web. The average spider typically uses spinnerets to create... Read more»
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