Archive for the ‘spiders’ Category
Many people don't know that there are actually 32 different species of "widow" spiders, aptly named because the female spider often eats the male after mating – thus making her a “widow”! Most people are familiar with the most famous of the “widow” spiders, the black widow, which is easily recognized by the unique red hourglass shape on its abdomen and generally feared due to its highly venomous bite. In Louisiana we have been living with smaller populations of black widow (or southern widow) spiders for years, but now, according to recent reports, the brown widow spider is invading parts of southern Louisiana. A new pest to Read More »
Most people consider spiders to be unwanted guests in their home or place of business. In fact, spiders are often the cause when someone calls in looking for pest control, which is at least partially due to the fact that arachnophobia (fear of spiders) is among the most common fears people have. And let’s face it – many people thing spiders look terrifying, especially when you view a close up picture which makes them look like giants. But despite their appearance, are spiders actually dangerous, and what should you do if you think you have been bitten by a spider? Spider Facts All spiders have jaws. Some have large strong jaws; others Read More »
OSHA Quick Card
Checkout this informative handout from OSHA on dealing with rodents snakes and insects which is a great guide to dealing with common pests including:
- Insects (including Spiders and Ticks)
The guide covers how to recognize these pests and what to do when you encounter them.