Posts Tagged ‘spiders’

Brown recluse spider vs. grass spider

This time of year it’s very common to be outside and see a spider scurry across the grass.  Our first reaction, of course, is to scream and jump out of the way, but a common second reaction is to assume that it’s a brown recluse spider when, in fact, it’s most likely a grass spider. […]

Undercover Spiders!!!!

Though it may seem that spiders suddenly appear now and then, the truth may be ….. they were always there.  As this picture indicates, spiders can be very abundant in naturalized landscapes.  Most species remain hidden for the most part, in fact the evidence of these funnel spiders disappeared soon after the picture was taken.  […]

It’s Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas!!!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner already. Since several local radio stations have started playing Christmas music, I thought now would be a good time for our annual spider reminder blog.  Prior to retrieving the holiday decorations from the attic, basement, shed, crawlspace etc., remember to don long […]

Time Share Christmas Decorations???

Well it’s that time of year again, time to get out the winter clothes and holiday decorations.  Which of course means it’s also time for my annual reminder to use caution when going into those seldom used storage areas.  While our prized decorations have been enjoying some time off, various spiders may have decided to […]

Pests Turned Pets

Pests like roaches, ants and spiders can quickly become “pets” when we inadvertently provide them with food, water and shelter by allowing vegetation to grow on our homes.  Various insects can already survive in what would seem to be unfriendly environments, so it makes sense that they will thrive when we improve their living conditions.  […]

Why Mr Bugg’s Pest Patrol is Top Choice for Pest Control in Birmingham

Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol, Inc. was established in 1980 as a one-man business and has since grown to a company of 20 employees.  A big part of this growth comes from the philosophy that owner, Mr. David Kellis instills throughout the company.  He believes in treating every customer with integrity and respect.  He expects all […]

Spiders …. Pest or Pest Control?

All spiders are predators and feed on living prey, usually insects.  While this can make spiders beneficial in reducing insect populations, most homeowners still consider them a pest, not pest control.  The best way to prevent a spider infestation is to minimize the availability of their food source.  A number of insects are nocturnal and […]

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire …. Along With?

With true Christmas weather here at last, many homeowners will be cranking up the fire place in the weeks to come.  As you venture toward the wood pile to collect the evenings fuel, keep in mind you may bring in more than you bargained for.  Many pests of the four, six and eight legged variety […]

Spider Reminder

For all the last minute decorators, like me, I wanted to pass on a reminder.   Brown Recluse spiders, as the name implies, prefer to hide in out of the way places that are not frequently disturbed.  What place could be less frequently disturbed than a box that’s only opened once a year?  Whether your decorations […]