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The Ghost Spider

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Here’s a ghostly pest, just in time for Halloween — but don’t worry, it’s no more scary than any other spider. The ghost spider, which is one of many kinds of sac spiders, is common throughout North America. It is about 4-8 mm in size,  ...

The Brown Recluse Spider

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Visitors to Delmarva often ask about the brown recluse spider. “Are they really that dangerous? Is it safe to allow my children to play outside? And how can I identify a brown recluse?” The fact is, there are brown recluse spiders on the Delmarva ...

The Crab-Like Orbweaver

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
There are many species of spider on the Delmarva Peninsula, but the subject of this post is possibly the coolest-looking of them all — and oddly similar in appearance to another Delmarva critter (and delicacy), the crab. Gasteracantha c ...

The Brown Widow Spider

Sunday, July 21, 2013
When I first heard about someone’s garage being full of dangerous brown widow spiders, I was skeptical. “Don’t you mean brown recluse?” I asked, assuming that the names of two venomous spiders, the brown recluse and black widow, had gotten mixed  ...

Spider Basics

Friday, July 12, 2013
Spiders. They’re in and around practically every home and business, yet 50% of women and 10% of men are afraid of them. Everyone knows a spider on sight. They’re sometimes mislabeled “bugs” — spiders are arachnids, not insects — b ...

Daddy Longlegs: Beneficial, Or A Minor Nuisance

Friday, June 28, 2013
At this time of year, it’s not unusual for homeowners — especially those who live near wooded areas — to discover clusters of “daddy longlegs” on and around the house. These gentle arachnids, which are related to spiders, have small b ...

5 Beneficial Bugs

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Any pest control company, and by extension its blog, tends to spend a lot of time talking about how to kill bugs. In fact, we talk about little else. But an equally important part of responsible pest management is knowing what isn’t a pest. Depen ...

The World’s Scariest Pests

Monday, November 01, 2010
The Japanese Giant Hornet What lives in Japan, is about the size of a human thumb, and can spray flesh-melting poison? You guessed it – the Japanese Giant Hornet, which is capable of killing animals and humans alike, though this doesn’t happen al ...

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