As the days become shorter and the temperatures plummet, we begin to look for ways to stay warm during winter. We might buy a new coat, layer on the old sweatshirts or crank up the furnace, but we’re not the only ones preparing for the coldest season of them all. Any residential pest control expert … Continue reading How Do Spiders Stay Warm in Winter?
When you think of fall, you’re probably thinking about the changing colour of the leaves and cozy sweaters. The temperatures quickly drop and we spend far more time indoors. So much so, in fact, that we feel like we see spiders more and more. Are we just seeing things as we spend more time indoors? … Continue reading Are You Seeing More Spiders in Your House This Fall?
Spiders might make you scream or grab the nearest shoe or flyswatter, however, most people don’t automatically reach for their blowtorch to kill spiders. But apparently, that’s just what a California man did, and started a house fire in the process. The man, who was house-sitting for his parents at the time, was apparently trying … Continue reading Blowtorches, Chestnuts and Other Myths about House Spiders
With the winter temperatures touching ground in the North, insect activity outside declines, and our eight-legged friends are forced to look elsewhere for their meals. Looking for some food and water, and a warm place to call home for the winter, spiders are often making their homes in closets, basements, and even your bedroom. Now … Continue reading Winter Spider Control Methods
More often than not it’s just the mere mention of a spider that makes our nerves stand on end. Let alone having them live in your house with you. Although the absolute majority of spiders in Canada are harmless to humans, their presence in your home can still cause you some unwelcome problems and paranoia. … Continue reading Keeping Spiders Under Control in Your Home
Have you ever wondered where spiders spend their time during the winter? Are they braving the cold or taking refuge in some warm location? Do they hibernate, or just hide away, waiting for the cold weather to pass? Well, they actually do all of the above, depending on the type of spider you are … Continue reading Your Home Might Be the Winter Retreat of Spiders
Although we tend to imagine spiders as big, hairy demons that are intent on harming humans, this is far from the reality. These eight-legged creatures range in size, colour and habitat as much as any other species. While some are web-builders, others hunt for their prey; some species build webs high up in the canopy … Continue reading Basement Spider Webs Driving You Crazy? Go for Indoor Spider Control
Many people suffer from arachnophobia, which is a paralyzing fear of spiders. Even those of us who experience panic attacks and anxiety at the mere thought of a spider are prone to fear, but should we really cower in the corner when a black widow spider is present? Who is the Black Widow? Despite their … Continue reading A Deeper Look into the Black Widow Spider
The brownish-coloured Wolf spiders may not be venomous but their bite can still be painful. While most people aren’t bothered by the sight of a spider in the home, seeing one is sure to give some an unsettling feeling. A spider or two roaming around indoors isn’t cause for concern, in fact in can be … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Wolf Spiders this Summer
With thousands of spider species inhabiting Canada, it may be surprising to learn that only two species are considered dangerous, the Brown recluse and Black Widow spiders. Each of these spiders possess venomous bites that can cause severe reactions- anything from swelling and tissue necrosis to fever and loss of consciousness. Luckily, even though these … Continue reading Learn More About Ontario’s Interesting Spiders