Spiders

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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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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Brown recluse spider, Dr. Rick Vetter

Rose Pest offers brown recluse reward

July 11, 2018 By
To prove just how rare a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is in Michigan, Rose Pest Solutions is running a contest: Now through Sept. 28, 2018, the Troy, Mich.-based firm is offering a $300 reward, a free inspection and free treatment... Read more»
Illustration: Leo Michael

Caption This: Spider sees fidget spinner sale

November 16, 2017 By
If we pick your entry, you’ll win a $50 VISA gift card. Some restrictions may apply. Read more»
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Photo credit: NY Post

Australian Huntsman found in Michigan toddler’s room

July 13, 2017 By
A Michigan mother had a scary start to the summer when she found one of the worlds largest spiders resting in her son’s room in June. Jillian Duke walked into her son’s room and found what she thought was a ball... Read more»
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Kraig Labs secures investment for spider silk production

March 28, 2017 By
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., developer of spider-silk-based fibers, was awarded an investment certificate for the production of the silk in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province. The investment certificate was issued to the company during the March 26 Quang Nam Investment Conference,... Read more»
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Study: Spiders consume astounding number of insects per year

March 16, 2017 By
Researchers set out “to document the impact of the global spider community as insect predators” — and the numbers are impressive. Spiders feed on an estimated 400 to 800 million tons of insect prey annually, according to a new study... Read more»
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Photo: Tom Myers

Spider control measures from ‘Truman’s’

March 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Spiders are not insects, and the easiest way to tell that is their eight legs instead of six. But these arachnids... Read more»
Brown recluse spider, Dr. Rick Vetter

Paper aids in diagnosis of brown recluse bites

February 22, 2017 By
Many skin conditions are misdiagnosed by doctors as brown recluse spider bites. This can lead to tragedy because about 40 medical conditions, including several deadly bacterial infections, can be confused with brown recluse bites. Dr. Rick Vetter, a retired University... Read more»