Yellow Sac Spiders

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»

Fact vs. Fiction: Northern Yellow Sac Spiders

February 21, 2014 By
Fiction: Most spider bites are from brown recluse spiders. Fact: Northern yellow sac spiders (Cheiracanthium mildei) are responsible for more bites than any other spider and are frequently misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites. Fiction: It’s almost impossible to tell... Read more»
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Most Wanted: American Yellow Sac Spider

January 16, 2014 By
Arachnology is the study of spiders. As arachnologists, pest management professionals (PMPs) investigate envenomation. Spiders use venom consisting of cytotoxic, proteolytic and hemolytic components. Victims might suffer localized hemolysis (the destruction of blood cells), leading to a mild stinging sensation.... Read more»
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