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Creepy but beneficial
Spiders of any kind give me the heebie-jeebies. And when I’m working in my garden and become face-to-web with a big, black and yellow garden spider, I’m out of there. But once I get my...
Most spiders are harmless, but there are some you should avoid
We have huge wolf spiders around our deck and they give me the heebie-jeebies. At least they're not poisonous. However, there are a couple of venomous ones that you don't want to cross...
Try these tips to tackle uninvited pests from invading your home this fall.
As the weather cools off and leaves start to turn, it’s the time of year to look into preventing unwanted guests from entering your home. Pests in search of a cozy, warm environment will start...
Good sanitation will keep them away
I’m not a fan of spiders. I know they’re beneficial to have around, but just the sight of them makes me cringe. If I ever see a black widow, I’ll probably pass out. Holly...
They love clutter, especially cardboard boxes
Spiders give me the heebie-jeebies. And there’s one in particular that I never want to meet – the venomous brown recluse – which can be found just about everywhere in the United...
10 facts about the dangerous spiders
Spring is the season for creepy, crawly things, and one to watch for is the brown recluse spider. Kansas State University researchers Holly Davis and Jeff Whitworth recently completed research...
Few of us ever come to terms with pest invasions, whether from insects or spiders! Most pests are harmless, or even beneficial as predators, but others can bite or produce foul odors.
  The brown marmorated stink bug has become an increasing nuisance both as a plant pest and fall invader. This stink bug, not native to North America, was accidently introduced here. It has now...
Spiders eat insects but they can outgrow their welcome in a barn
Radio interview source: Dr. Doug Ross, Entomologist, Bayer   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below When large numbers of spiders set up housekeeping in the barn, it's time to encourage...