Blotched Water Snakes in Texas 4

Blotched Water Snakes in Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates, Michael Logozar,  Julia E., and Ramona R., first published on 4 April 2010, was last revised on 21 May 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(02). —————————— On 13 April 2012, Michael Logozar, of Round Rock, Texas, wrote the following: Hey, Jerry: I’m looking forward to the BBQ and seeing you all soon. ...

Giant Centipedes in Texas 66

Giant Centipedes in Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates et al., first published in September 2002, was last revised on 6 June 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 03:09. —————————————– The giant centipede (Scolopendra heros), also called the giant desert or giant red-headed centipede, is found throughout the southern U.S., particularly in desert regions. It is described in the literature as reaching ...

A Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake in a Commercial Facility in San Antonio, Texas

A Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake in a Commercial Facility in San Antonio, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Martha D., first published on 2 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(01). —————————————– This 17-inch-long, juvenile Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake was observed by a sharp-eyed night shift supervisor at a commercial facility in San Antonio. The supervisor, a woman, was walking down a well-lighted ...

A Mature Female Southern Orb Weaver in Houston, Texas

A Mature Female Southern Orb Weaver in Houston, Texas
—This article by Jerry Cates and Andrea G., first published on 29 March 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(22). —————————————– Andrea wrote: “Hi,  I took this photo in my yard on Saturday night – 3/27/2010. I think I got the “wrong” side of the spider, from what people have said, ...

Snake Repellents — How, and How Well, Do They Work?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 23 March 2010, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(21). —————————————– The most easily obtained snake repellent on the U.S. market today uses a mixture of naphthalene crystals and sulfur granules. That product, which relies on the interference of its ingredients with the ...

Snake Exclusion — How to “Snake-Proof” Your Yard & Home 3

Snake Exclusion --- How to
—  This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 23 March 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(20). —————————————– If you are being troubled by snakes, don’t despair. It is possible for anyone willing to study the issues involved, learn what is required, then take matters into their own hands and fix ...

What is Meant by “A Reasonably Snake-free Environment”?

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 23 March 2010, was last revised on 23 October 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(19). —————————————– Let’s assume you have been troubled by snakes, in your neighborhood, around or inside your home, or in your yard in the past. Using the information I have posted on various pages ...

A Brown recluse spider at Lake Travis,Texas

A Brown recluse spider at Lake Travis,Texas
—This article by Jerry Cates and Tom S., first published in December 2008, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 09:12(01). —————————————– Related Links: Brown recluse Anatomy Brown recluse encounters in Austin, Texas Brown recluse behavior; encounters in Joplin Missouri & Grove, Oklahoma Brown recluse encounter in Wichita Falls, Texas Brown recluse encounter ...

A Trapdoor Spider in Kempner Texas

A Trapdoor Spider in Kempner Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Marvin W., first published in November 2008, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 09:11(01). —————————————– The photo on the right was taken by Marvin W., in Kempner, TX on 11.12.08.  I have taken the liberty of applying image enhancement software to it and the other ...

A Male Trapdoor spider in San Antonio, Texas

A Male Trapdoor spider in San Antonio, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Joy R., first published on 21 March 2010, was last revised on 10 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(19). —————————————– The spider depicted on this page was photographed by Joy R., of San Antonio, Texas. Joy wrote: “Jerry, this is the second of these spiders I have found in my living ...
%d bloggers like this: