Spiders

I.D. this blogger’s 8-legged invader …

May 26, 2016 By
Perhaps one of our readers can confirm something for me. Though I write for pest professionals, I am not one. Nor am I an entomologist. I AM, however, a spider bite victim. How do you know it’s a spider bite,... Read more»
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Photo: Terminix

Terminix combats battle of the ballooning spiders

April 28, 2016 By
Last November, a grass spider (Agelenopsis spp.) infestation in a small neighborhood in North Memphis made national news. As well it should: Across the street from the cluster of houses is an open field that thousands of the spiders called... Read more»
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8 ways to humanely rid spiders

April 13, 2016 By
The public still wants spiders gone, but more humanely. We need to plan our management actions accordingly. When I was a child, all I knew of spiders was what Little Miss Muffet taught me: “Along came a spider, who sat... Read more»
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Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Getting to Know the Brown Recluse Spider

March 1, 2016 By
PMP sits down for an exclusive interview with a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Thanks for agreeing to meet with me. Brown recluse (BR): No worries. I hope you didn’t mind meeting me here in my... Read more»

Caption This!

February 23, 2016 By
Come on, we know you have something funny to say about this picture. Send us an email with your idea to pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. We’ll print our favorite in the April issue.... Read more»
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Reflecting on 2015’s top stories …

January 29, 2016 By
… as decided by you, the reader. January is nearly out the door which means we’ve finally arrived back at what passes for normalcy following the holidays. Now is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on what... Read more»
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Greg Baumann

Tips & Tricks: Spider Control in Warm Weather

November 5, 2015 By
Warm weather causes an influx of insects, so spiders will be out in force this time of year, hoping to catch an insect meal. Spiders are generally beneficial; however, your customers don’t care about that when they come home and... Read more»
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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Important Steps When Using Integrated Pest Management Approach

October 29, 2015 By
Feather dusters and vacuum cleaners are good first steps in an integrated pest management approach to spider control. Appropriately registered insecticides also are critical to success and are most effective when combined with nonchemical approaches. Three more tips to consider... Read more»
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Headshot: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

Tips & Tricks: Identifying Spider-Attracting Factors

October 22, 2015 By
There are several insect-attracting (and thus, spider-attracting) things you can count on at many accounts. They include improper lighting on buildings and in parking lots, negative building pressures and pest entry points. Consider: ⦁ Mercury vapor (bluish light) is 112... Read more»
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James Miller

Tips & Tricks: Insect Pheromone Monitoring

October 15, 2015 By
Where there are spiders, there are insects on which they’re feeding. Once you solve the insect problem, the spider problem often disappears as well. Many pest professionals overlook insect pheromone monitoring in two easy-to-remedy situations: ⦁ Retail stores. A critical... Read more»
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