Is it a wolf? Or is it a spider? The name “Wolf Spider” comes from the Greek word “Aukoc” meaning “wolf”. It is used to describe the spider’s hairy appearance, agile hunting capabilities, and excellent eyesight. The wolf spider can range from 1/2 inch to two inches long and, like a wolf, they chase and […]
The best way to prevent an infestation of spiders in your home is to remove and destroy their webs and seal all cracks and potential entry points.
Spider Spotlight: the Black Widow
The name, Black Widow, comes from a popular belief that the female EATS the male after mating. This is a rare occurrence and seldom happens in nature. Male black widow spiders tend to select their mates by determining if the female has eaten already to avoid being eaten themselves. The black widow spider is a […]
Spiders are moving farther north, according to new study
Changes of black widow spider distributions tracked. According to a study that was recently released, populations of black widow spiders are shifting to move father north – specifically the northern region of Canada. Researchers discovered the spider is taking on different habits and the most likely reason is that these changes are in response to […]