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Spiders, Scary or Beneficial? Monday April 1, 2013
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Spiders

Spiders are predators and almost all carry venom but their purpose is to kill insects, not attack humans. Whether spiders create webs for catching prey or dig burrows with trap doors, or hunt by chasing insects over short distances, their goal throughout the day (like some of us humans) is to – eat.  Many spiders are beneficial outside of the home where they eat ants, crickets, flies, sow bugs (roly-polies), aphids, and other insects. Inside, spiders will help eliminate termites but most people prefer not to share the same living space with these arachnids!

Green Lynx Spider(Peucetia viridans) with egg sac on a Sycamore tree in Escondido, CA

Green Lynx Spider(Peucetia viridans) with egg sac on a Sycamore tree in Escondido, CA

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Spiders and Trapdoor Spiders Wednesday January 4, 2012
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A trapdoor spider in plain view

A trapdoor spider in plain view

Our own San Diego trail guide, Donna Walker, inspired by her new career at Hearts Pest Management, took to the Mission Trail this past week and came back thrilled by her find of a trapdoor spider. Read more

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Is The Air Really Full of Bugs? Thursday October 6, 2011
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ballooning spider

ballooning spider

Fascinated not only by its’ ambitious title, but also by the breathe of topics within entomology, such that I had never before encountered, I grabbed Insectopia from the Barnes and Nobles shelf and “platzed” myself down on the floor for a good read. (I did buy the book). Read more

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The Survival of the Male Black Widow Spider

In an fascinating new research study from the Arizona State University of black widow mating behaviors, it was found that male widow spiders, while temptated to mate with a partner they’d rather not, have evolved ways to avoid the deadly embrace. Read more

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Entomology Photo Gallery by Brian Barry Wednesday June 22, 2011
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This afternoon, one of my pest control technicians walked into the office with information he obtained in the field about a gentleman who has an amazing entomology photo gallery. The level of detail and crispness of the photos is really stunning. Read more

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