Spider Exclusion, Extermination, & Control 1

Spider Exclusion, Extermination, & Control
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 15 August 2010, was last revised on 17 April 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(08). —————————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Bite First Aid All spiders encountered in North American yards, forests, trees, and landscaping make their living preying on insects and ...

Black Widow Spider vs. Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake; near Moffat, Texas 2

Black Widow Spider vs. Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake; near Moffat, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Bridget W., first published on 11 August 2010, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(07). ——————————— Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid Meet the snake in this drama. This juvenile eastern black-necked ...

A Rabid Wolf Spider in Southlake, Texas

A Rabid Wolf Spider in Southlake, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates and Dave B., first published on 9 August 2010, was last revised on 9 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(05). —————————————– Dave wrote: Any idea what this big boy is? The rabid wolf spider (Rabidosa rabida), which is often known by the common name “wolf ...

A Red Jumping Spider from North Zulch, Texas… 1

A Red Jumping Spider from North Zulch, Texas...
— This article by Jerry Cates (who is entirely responsible for its textual content) and Keith Stewart (who kindly supplied photos of the spider he found in his shower), was first published on 8 August 2010, and last revised on 9 November 2020. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(03). —————————————– Mr. Stewart emailed me the following note and included ...

A Red & Black Jumping Spider in Chihuahua, Mexico

A Red & Black Jumping Spider in Chihuahua, Mexico
—This article by Jerry Cates and Galina Z., first published on 8 August 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(02). —————————————– The photo on the left was taken by Galina Z., of Chihuahua, Mexico (in the central part of Chihuahua state). She wrote: “Good day, Jerry! Thank you for your article ...

A Male Johnson Jumping Spider in San Isidro, Texas 1

A Male Johnson Jumping Spider in San Isidro, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates and Cat T., first published on 7 August 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(01). —————————————– Cat Wrote: What kind of spider is this? It was photographed June 2, 2007 in San Isidro, TX (Starr County). This one was on ...

An Invasion of Striped Bark Scorpions at a Residence in Cedar Creek, Texas 4

An Invasion of Striped Bark Scorpions at a Residence in Cedar Creek, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 19 June 2010, and last revised on 24 April 2016, is the basis for a televised episode featured in the 2012 Animal Planet TV series INFESTED. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:06(04). ————————– General Information on Striped Bark Scorpions: Buthidae: Striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus Say, 1821); Taxonomy, Anatomy, ...

Africanized European Honey Bees in East-central Austin, Texas

Africanized European Honey Bees in East-central Austin, Texas
—This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 17 June 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:06(03). ————————– In June 2010 a call came in from one of my favorite friends, Sandra R., concerning bees in a home just purchased by her daughter-in-law’s brother, Nick W. If you click on ...

A Giant Lichen Orbweaver near Burnet, Texas 1

A Giant Lichen Orbweaver near Burnet, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Becky C., first published on 15 June 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:06(02). ————————– Becky wrote that she had found a giant lichen orbweaver (Araneus bicentenarius) on her property near the Texas city of Burnet. The photos she sent were stunning in their ...

A Wind Scorpion in Edinburg, Texas 1

A Wind Scorpion in Edinburg, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 May 2010, was last revised on 5 September 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:05(01). —————————— Jenny wrote: “I took a photograph of a very strange looking bug that looks like a spider, but it isn’t like any spider I’ve ever seen. I found it in my home, in ...
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