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The Most Common Garden Spiders Are More Interesting Than You Think

March 14th, 2017

If you do any gardening in your spare time then you probably have a love hate relationship with insects. That is understandable since some insects can devour or kill your garden while other types of insects can prevent garden damage by devouring those pesky insect-pests. But have you ever tried identifying some of the spiders […]

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Is The Red “Hourglass” Mark On Black Widows Meant To Frighten Predators?

February 10th, 2017

Black Widows are well known around the world. These spiders are especially known in the Americas for having a highly venomous bite, they are generally intimidating to other arthropods, and the females often kill their male counterparts after mating. And the red “hourglass” marking on the female’s abdomen is a sure indicator that the female […]

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Spider-Like Creature Once Ruled The Seas | Spider Control

February 6th, 2017

Well, I hope you are not afraid of water and spiders at the same time, because, once upon a time during the Cambrian period, a giant creature with multiple legs resembling a spider used to rule the seas five hundred million years ago. Be thankful that you did not have to worry about giant spiders […]

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How Climate Affects A Spider’s “Personality”

August 19th, 2016

When we think of spiders we do not think of them as being rich with personality. Spiders are more like mindless organisms that live for nothing more than satisfying their instinctual needs. However, a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believe that spiders do indeed have personality, and what […]

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Frankenspider: A Long Extinct Spider Walks Again!

June 23rd, 2016

An extinct spider called Paleocharinus has been recreated via digital imaging.  The extinct spider crawled the earth 416 million years ago.  These spiders are interesting because during this time most of the Earth’s species dwelled in the ocean, and the Paleocharinus was among the first bugs to walk on land.  In fact, they were about […]

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Spider Super Glue

March 29th, 2016

Spider Super Glue Professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech Brent Opell has put together a research team to study the glue spiders create for their webs. Spiders create this glue when the glycoproteins secreted from their abdomen interact with the atmosphere. Scientists want to use this glue to create better, more environmentally friendly adhesives. […]

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Hobos Spider are invading! | Spider Control

September 2nd, 2015

Hobos are invading! Experts in Kalispell are overrun with an influx of hobo spiders. After placing glue strips down to catch the pesky spiders, they have found 30-40 spiders per strip. Experts are blaming the unusually warm weather this year on the invasion of the hobo spiders. Hobo spiders sometimes can be confused for brown […]

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WNV Infographic

September 20th, 2013

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Crank It Up A kickoff party celebrating Camp Twin Lakes’ 8th Annual Spin For Kids!

September 11th, 2013

Crank It Up A kickoff party celebrating Camp Twin Lakes’ 8th Annual Spin For Kids! Join Camp Twin Lakes, SweetWater Brewing Company and Yacht Rock Revue at Crank It Up A kickoff party celebrating Camp Twin Lakes’ 8th Annual Spin For Kids! Friday, October 4 from 7:30-11:00 PM Greystone at Piedmont Park $35 in Advance or $45 […]

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A Lesson in Pest Prevention and Treatment

April 15th, 2013

Stinging Insects 101: A Lesson in Prevention and Treatment By NPMA Staff Stinging insects are most active in the summer and early fall when their nest populations exceed 60,000. Some 500,000 people are sent to the hospital emergency room every year due to stings from insects such as yellow jackets, honeybees, paper wasps, hornets and […]

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