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Do Spiders Seek Shelter In My Home During The Fall?

Friday, May 26th, 2017

You have all heard about spiders moving into your home during the fall months. This seems like a sensible idea, after all, the weather is getting colder, so where are all those spiders going to go in order to keep from perishing in the cold? And of course you have spotted many spiders in your home over your lifetime, and those spiders had to come from somewhere, right? It seems pretty obvious that spiders migrate indoors during the fall. However, this may not be the case for many reasons.

For one thing, the spiders that you do see inside of your home are probably a lot different from the garden spiders that you find outside. In fact, house spiders are designed to survive indoors. If you take a spider that has spent its life indoors and you toss the spider outside it will only be a minute or two before its dead. House Spiders have no way of defending themselves against their more rugged and battle-ready outdoor insects. House spiders even adapt to the constant climate within your home, so even the smallest change in temperature can kill the house spider’s sensitive constitution.

If you do find an outdoor spider within your home it probably got there by mistake. Spiders don’t just stroll into your house when they get chilly. Most spiders invade houses by leaving egg sacs on furniture, or any other item that people often bring into their homes. These insects normally spend their whole lives sitting underneath the foundation.

If you do happen to see a large number of insects in your home during the late summer then that makes sense. August and September are hardly cold months, but people often find spiders in their home around this time. If a spider is found in your home during the late summer then it is only because late summer is spider mating season, and mature males are wondering around looking for mates.

Have you ever seen more than one type of spider in your home in one day?

Smuggler Tries Importing Unidentified Spiders

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Smuggler Tries Importing Unidentified Spiders

You may have already heard about those rare occasions when excited consumers open up their new play stations only to find dead spiders inside of the console. A recent incident at a Mexican airport tells a similar story, only this time the spiders were physically placed within video-game cartridges. Customs officials found seventy three spiders stuffed into bootlegged video-game cartridges.

The seventy three spiders were found in ten Famicom game cartridges, and they were destined for an address in Baltimore. The species that the spiders belong to is currently unknown, which may indicate that these spiders were being smuggled as valuable specimens that a wealthy collector would find interesting.

The spiders were intercepted by Mexican customs officials at the Guadalajara International Airport. The package was “creepy” looking, so the authorities opened the suspicious package and found more than seventy spiders scuttling about within thin plastic tubes. These tubes were hidden within the video-game cartridges, which were bootlegged, so somebody was breaking a lot of laws here.

When moving animals across international borders the proper documentation describing the animals must be presented to authorities. Failure to properly document animals while crossing into another country is a serious offense since disease or even full blown epidemics could occur as a result of animal-borne disease.

In a similar case from a few years ago, a German man spent six months in jail for smuggling over one hundred tarantulas into the United States by mail. Also, cockroaches have been known to appear within people’s video-game consoles without explanation. These situations are rare and are due to storage areas that are highly populated with spiders.

No suspecs in this recent crime have been reported yet, but it is likely that someone living in Baltimore will be getting a court summons soon.

Have you ever found a spider, or several, within a product that you purchased?

How To Protect Yourself from mosquito’s!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

How To Protect Yourself from mosquito’s!

  • Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes to protect the skin
  • Minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active
  • Eliminate areas of standing water around the home, such as flowerpots, birdbaths and baby pools. Mosquitoes only need about ½ inch of water to breed
  • Screen all windows and doors, repairing even the smallest holes that could serve as entry points for pests

Reports Of Raccoons Spreading Disease Increase

Friday, May 5th, 2017

As far as wildlife goes, raccoons are probably the most adorable examples. However, raccoons can also be dangerous if you happen to encounter one or more. Raccoons don’t necessarily have any desire to attack humans, but if they feel threatened they can bite. Sustaining a bite from a raccoon is a big deal since raccoons carry disease. The disease that you most often hear about being associated with raccoons is, of course, rabies. We hear about rabies often probably because humans can also contract rabies. However, there are other diseases that raccoons can spread to other animals like your pets, but humans cannot contract. Raccoons are known for carrying a disease called canine distemper, and although humans cannot contract this disease, you guessed it…dogs can contract canine distemper. Health officials within the United States are becoming concerned about the increasing reports of canine distemper across America.

This disease can be spread to dogs if they come into contact with a raccoon’s feces, saliva, urine or blood. However what is most troubling is that canine distemper can also spread through the air, which naturally makes this particular disease difficult to control. Most cases of canine distemper have been occurring in the northern region of the United States.

According to Dr. Joni Scheftel, humans cannot contract canine distemper, but a dog with canine distemper will appear to have rabies because the symptoms of each disease are similar. In case your dog has a case of rabies as opposed to canine distemper you don’t want to approach your pets if they are behaving aggressively or generally strange. Pet owners should make sure that their dogs are up to date on all of the necessary vaccines, and a close eye should be kept on your dog/s if you allow them outside. Keep your dogs safe this summer.

Have you ever heard of a dog that had contracted canine distemper from a raccoon?

 

 

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Cutting Edge New Therapy Could Cure Arachnophobes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

It seems like a fear of spiders must exist at least a little bit in varying degrees in different people, similar to a fear of heights. Some people become so anxious around arachnids that even seeing a picture can be enough to induce an anxiety attack. Recently, many experts in many different fields have been looking at how virtual reality can help people overcome their fears through repeated exposure to their object of fear. However, this type of exposure therapy does not work for all people for the obvious reason that arachnophobes are scared to death of even seeing an image of a spider.

Brain scans have revealed that the human brain works harder to regulate emotions when a person is not conscious of what it is that is frightening them. Based on this finding, researchers have exposed many different arachnophobes to images of spiders that are so brief that the images cannot be consciously perceived by the observer.

Repeated exposure to these images is already demonstrating that people can become conditioned to certain attitudes through observations that never reach consciousness. So this is probably the easiest and least emotionally challenging of any type of spider-cure therapy available today.

Have you seriously considered hiring the services of a hypnotist with the hopes that he/she could cure you of your fear of spiders or insects?

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At What Time Of Year Are Spiders Most Numerous? | Atlanta Spider Control

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

At What Time Of Year Are Spiders Most Numerous? | Atlanta Spider Control

If someone were to ask you what time of year sees the most spiders, you would probably say that spiders are most numerous during the summer months, but this is not the case. In fact, it could be said that August and September are the two months out of the year when people living in the northern hemisphere are least likely to see spiders, either outside or inside.

With the exception of orb-weavers and giant house spiders, most spider species have not reached their full maturity until slightly later in the year than September. It is likely that people believe that they see more spiders during the late summer months solely because the spiders that are around at that time happen to be the largest and most noticeable of spiders. In most regions of the United States, December and January see the greatest number of freshly hatched spiderlings.

Have you ever witnessed an egg-sac hatch into small spiderlings?

Do All Spiders Try To Enter Houses In The Fall To Avoid The Cold Weather?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

It seems like common sense that spiders and insects will attempt to enter your home during the colder months if they don’t want to freeze to death. However, house spiders are usually not the same types of spiders that you find outside near your garden. Spiders that live indoors are specially adapted to survive indoors since the climate inside of a home is stable, and there is not much food or water available. Most outdoor spiders would not be able to survive for very long living indoors.

It makes more sense to think of house spiders as a separate species with special needs that are not in common with outdoor spiders. House spiders have had plenty of time to evolve along side humans within sheltered areas. In fact, house spiders are documented as going as far back as the Roman Empire. These house spiders never go outside and most of them call Europe home, and luckily they are harmless.

Have you noticed that most of the spiders that you find in your home all look similar?