Tag: spiders

Orb Weaver Spiders

Orb weavers are best known for their elaborate webs and date back to the early cretaceous period. While certainly not common among orb spiders in New England, some extremely large species of orb weavers even eat bats. Species found in New England include the bridge orb weaver (Larinioides... more
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Nursery Web Spiders

These spiders are named for their reproductive habits. Mother spiders carry their egg sacs using their mouth parts and then attach the sac to a plant and build a nursery web around them to protect the emerging spider-lings. Common nursery web spiders in Massachusetts and other parts of New... more
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Striped Grass Spiders

Grass spiders, also called funnel weavers, build funnel-shaped webs on the ground, usually under debris or rocks. Their body color varies, but they usually sport two wide stripes down their bodies. Common grass spiders in New England include Agelenopsis kastoni, Agelenopsis potteri and... more
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Nervous Jumping Spiders

Named for their propensity to jump on prey or when startled, this large family of spiders varies a great deal in coloration, distribution and size. Common jumping spiders in New England include the bold jumper (Phidippus audax), tan jumping spider (Platycryptus undatus) and zebra jumper (Salticus... more
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Northern Black Widow Spider

Northern Black Widow Spider is found outdoors, they are found in old stumps, hollow logs, under fallen fence posts, in abandoned animal burrows or piles of brush, and in the corners of sheds and crawlspaces. In the northern black widow, the distinctive "hour glass" marking on the underside of the... more
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Spider Nuisances

When scared or provoked, spiders can bite, which usually leaves a mildly painful or itchy reaction? Most spiders found in Bourne, MA are less harmful than they are creepy. Spiders that are dangerous or poisonous in North America tend to live in only southern regions of the United States and... more
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Common Pests Found in the Garage

The garage is meant to give shelter to your car, store tools, sports equipment and anything else that needs to be packed up out of sight. It also serves as the perfect shelter for bugs and rodents. Compared to more secure parts of the house, the garage – sometimes left open for extended periods... more
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Basement Bugs & Insects

Whether it’s a state of the art “man cave,” a kid-friendly playroom, home gym or disorganized storage room, every basement is susceptible to pest infestations. This is why basement insect control is crucial. Basements are a home away from home to a variety of bugs that thrive in dark,... more
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Spider Control & Extermination

Spider control and extermination can be a major concern for homeowners. There are about 3,000 species of spiders throughout North America, but the good news is that only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed - the black widow spider and... more
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Pests Commonly Found in the Bathroom​​​​​​​

Though the bathroom is where we go to get clean, a pest infestation in this area of the house can leave you feeling gross, no matter how hard you scrub. Mainly due to their attraction to moisture, a number of bugs are typically found in bathrooms. These pesky invaders include... more
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