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Above All Else, Spiders Are Predators.

Above All Else, Spiders Are Predators.

Spiders are consummate hunters and killers and in the world of bugs, they are the equivalent of wolves, lions and sharks. Hunting strategies differ among spider species.  Some build fantastic webs to capture passing insects, like the Orb Weavers,...

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Look out for Ticks!

Look out for Ticks!

Ticks may look like tiny spiders, but they are not.  They belong to the arachnid family, which includes spiders, scorpions and mites. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they will attach firmly when sucking blood, feed...

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SLUGS AND SNAILS AND SLIMEY TRAILS

SLUGS AND SNAILS AND SLIMEY TRAILS

Snails and slugs are members of the phylum Mollusca, along with, clams and oysters as well as squid, cuttlefish and octopus. Slugs  evolved from snails and many species still retain a vestigial shell hidden under their mantle. The remnant shell is...

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Who’s Been Digging In My Yard?

Who’s Been Digging In My Yard?

When you find holes, mounds of dirt or torn up turf, in your beautiful landscape, you've been visited by “wildlife” on the hunt for food and/or a place to live. You can identify your trespasser, most often, by the damage they leave behind. So the...

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FUMIGATION ISN’T A CIRCUS, BUT A “TENT” IS INVOLVED!

FUMIGATION ISN’T A CIRCUS, BUT A “TENT” IS INVOLVED!

Fumigation is a treatment used to exterminate Drywood Termites.                                                                                                                                                                                        ...

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Where Did These Gophers Come From and Why My Yard?

Where Did These Gophers Come From and Why My Yard?

The most asked questions about gophers are; (1.) Why my yard and (2. )where did they suddenly come from?                                                     The easiest answers are: Gophers migrate from neighboring properties where populations have...

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Spiders – Very Hungry Hunters!

Spiders – Very Hungry Hunters!

Spiders are a very successful group of arthropods that are found everywhere from deserts to grasslands to forests to Arctic tundra.  There are more than 45,000 species identified worldwide and that number is growing with new discoveries. It has...

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