Blowtorches, Chestnuts and Other Myths about House Spiders

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

Basement Spider Webs Driving You Crazy? Go for Indoor Spider Control

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

Learn More About Ontario’s Interesting Spiders

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

Make Your Home Less-accommodating to Spiders this Fall

Despite knowing the importance spiders have to the ecosystem, you’re tired of looking at them every single day. They look dangerous and create annoying webs that make your yard look like a scene from a horror movie. Though spiders control the population of many pests including flies, moths, and mosquitoes, you wouldn’t say “no” to … Continue reading Make Your Home Less-accommodating to Spiders this Fall