Tag: spider control

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Spider control solutions

September 17, 2019 By
We spoke with seven industry suppliers about their strategies, products and upcoming innovations for successful spider management. Read more»
ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

Fiction: Crawley and the rogue PMP

January 17, 2019 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»

6 simple steps for spider control

December 21, 2018 By
Spider control can stump even the most experienced pest management professional (PMP). Effective control, however, can be framed with six simple steps: 1. Identify. Other than cases involving medically significant spiders, it usually is not imperative to meticulously identify spiders... Read more»
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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. 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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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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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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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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Douglas Webb

Tips & Tricks: Using Spiders to Your Advantage

October 1, 2015 By
The spiders encountered in homes and businesses are typically hunters or trappers, capturing live insects for food. Hunting spiders seek their prey (mostly crawling insects) by running them down or ambush. By contrast, trappers construct webs to catch flying insects... Read more»
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