Tag: brown recluse

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»
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»
spider photo from iStock.com/Schiz-Art

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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James Gire


May 13, 2015 By
James Gire, 87, died March 30, 2015, with a military burial planned for May 16. He was the former owner of Gire Protective Service in Charleston, Ill. Gire founded the firm as Old Faithful in the mid-1960s, after an 11-year career as... Read more»
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