Articles For Spiders

  • Black Widows
  • Do spiders give you the creeps? If so, then this spider likely is one that can send the biggest shiver up your spine, with it's long legs, shiny appearance, and terrible reputation. Learn about the habits and hazards of black widow spiders.

  • A Spider in the Toilet
  • Is it Fact or is it Fantasy? This scary story makes the rounds every few years on the Internet, and separating truth from fiction can be important for your peace of mind.

  • Scorpions: Are They Dangerous?
  • Scorpions have the ability to scare people very badly. They definitely are venomous and yes, some of them are dangerous to us. This article discusses these otherwise beneficial critters and helps you understand how to deal with them.

  • The Violin Spider (Brown Recluse)
  • Once more the reality is not nearly as interesting as the legend that has grown around a bug. Do you have violin spiders in your home? Are you at risk of losing limbs to their bites? Read here and find out.

  • Good Bugs, Bad Bugs?
  • With thousands of different kinds of bugs living around us, how do we tell the good ones from the pesky ones? The helpful roles of some common insects are covered so you can make the right decisions when you see them.

  • Spiders: Interesting Facts
  • Spiders are the object of many movies and scary accounts that make you shiver, but they are some of the most fascinating animals in Nature. Here is a list of many of their strange feats and abilities that may help you appreciate them a bit more.

  • Jumping Spiders
  • Perhaps the most advanced spiders of them all, you likely have watched them watching you. Jumping spiders are common, pretty, and very beneficial.

  • Orb Weaver Spiders
  • Those with a severe aversion to spiders may not be particularly happy to see these guys in the garden. Orb weavers are some of the largest spiders in North America, and they have a habit of placing their webs across pathways. However, these are beautiful creatures with a beneficial role to play, and an understanding of them just might make you more tolerant.