Posts Tagged ‘webs’
Spiders have always creeped me out and the Black Widow is the ultimate of the creepy ones. Just the way they hang out in their web, hanging upside down and the stickiness of the web is weird. I know spiders eat a lot of bugs (competition) but they in general just look menacing.
A few facts:
- More common in the South and Southwest but can be found almost anyplace.
- Venom attacks nervous system, dangerous bite but rarely fatal.
- Usually outside at night.
Sometimes it takes an extreme effort in Pest Management…
These little spiders just love to cause me sleepiness nights. We have battled these spiders for a few years and although the battle is not over they continue to be a scourge on this home. I have investigated and used different pesticides over the years and actually have found that a wettable powder formulation has worked the best. Its a block wall home and the wettable powder sets on top and prevents them for a few months and then they make their way back. This home is located on a waterfront lake and the spiders just hang out waiting for food to fly right on there webs.
I haven’t given up but it is fair to say that this is an ongoing pest control if I ever have seen one. (Thanks to George for taking these pictures)
Update and official notice of my blogging…
This is just a reminder of my blogging:
- I started blogging in 2009, I blog because I enjoy it and want to pass along my knowledge of pests.
- Many people are good at what they do, I don’t change my own brakes because I don’t know anything about car repair – but I know bugs and I’m very good at it.
- This blog is intended for my customers and anyone else interested in professional pest management.
- I tend to pass along information as it occurs in the real world, when someone uses to many bug bombs, or uses a blowtorch to get rid of webs, or the spread of various diseases within a vector like mosquitoes or fleas takes place – such as like Hanta Virus, West Nile Virus etc.
- I consider myself a Public Health Pest Management Professional.
Its get weirder and weirder, that’s all I can say!
“Man sets house ablaze while killing spiders with blowtorch” It continues to surprise me and by now you would think it wouldn’t faze me but come on folks. What was he thinking?
I guess I was thinking it just seems to be the Bed Bug hysteria but I was wrong, wouldn’t a broom been just as easy? This also cuts across almost every state in the U.S. Please think before you do anything like this, it may seem fun but in this case = no home!
Spider Silk and technology.
I’m absolutely fascinated by science and the new stuff being designed and engineered today. From cell phones to new medical breakthroughs and this information was right up my alley. Two teams are currently working with spider silk and wounds and skin grafts. (http://greenanswers.com/256412/spider-silk-researched-artificial-skin/) Over the years work has been done regarding the tensile strength of spider webbing. Here is a link on spider web strength (http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/InfoNed/webthread.html). I also think that some webs are just so cool looking but I also don’t care for spiders.