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  • Common Ants Found in Homes of Minnesota and Wisconsin photoCommon Ants Found in Homes of Minnesota and Wisconsin
    Spring means ants are going to become more of a pest issue in homes. We created this guide so you can differentiate between the two most common ants inside of homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These are the carpenter ant and the pavement ant. These two ants make up more than 90% of our ant calls when people are seeing ants inside of their home. Comparing And Contrasting Pavement Ants And Carpenter Ants If you are comparing pavement ants and carpenter ants, the most noticeable difference is t...More
  • blog imageSowbugs and Pillbugs: Identification, Habits, and Prevention
    The Difference Between Pillbugs and Sowbugs Pillbugs and Sowbugs are land-based crustaceans often confused with each other because they look and act very similar. Pillbugs, also called “roly-polies”, are primarily known for rolling up into a ball when disturbed, where sowbugs do not. The other main difference is that sowbugs have two tail-like appendages.    Pillbug and Sowbug Habits During the day, pillbugs and sowbugs are inactive. They can be found near structures typically hiding u...More
  • How Do Mice Get into Homes photoHow Do Mice Get into Homes
    How Mice Get into Homes For most of human history, the lives of mice and humans have been intertwined. Humans build structures and store food which benefits us, but also benefits mice for the same reasons. To understand how mice get into homes we should start with “why” they get into homes. Out in nature mice may live in burrows underground or live in naturally occurring cracks and crevices depending on the species. Mice enter structures because they provide many of the same benefits ...More
  • What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)? photoWhat is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
    What is Integrated Pest Management? Why does Adam’s use this pest control philosophy in the services we provide? Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a multifaceted approach to pest control incorporating education, inspection, identification, monitoring, sanitation, exclusion, communication, biological and mechanical means of control, and where appropriate, specific pesticide application with the lowest impact techniques and product selection practical. For a long time Adam’s has incorp...More
  • Snow Fleas, Springtails in the Snow photoSnow Fleas, Springtails in the Snow
    From a distance, snow fleas look like pepper or ashes on the snow. Despite the name, a snow flea actually isn’t a flea at all. This small 1/16th inch bug is actually a member of the Collembola family (containing different springtails), which is able to live under the snow. The nickname is derived from the similarities that springtails and fleas share. Like fleas, springtails are tiny and move suddenly by jumping. Unlike fleas, springtails won’t bite you or your pets.   Why am I Seeing S...More
  • 50 Years in Business photo50 Years in Business
    At Adam’s Pest Control we are so excited to reach our 50 year milestone. It would be impossible to get to this point without our customers, distributors, and hard working employees. We often don’t take time to look back at where we’ve come from because there’s always somewhere new to go, but today we thought we’d share 50 facts and pieces of history about Adam’s Pest Control. 50 History Facts Adam’s Pest Control was founded in 1971. First year revenues were just over $3,000. ...More
  • Pest Control is Home Maintenance photoPest Control is Home Maintenance
    Pest Control is Home Maintenance   Pest prevention is an important part of maintaining your home. And just like changing the oil in your car so you don't have engine problems or replacing old hoses to your washing machine so you don't have a water problem, making the effort to exclude pests and eliminate their food sources prevents having big pest problems in the future.     Chances are, you are already doing other preventive maintenance in your home. Many people have security cameras an...More
  • Bugs We Are Thankful For photoBugs We Are Thankful For
    At Adam’s, we spend a lot of time eliminating pests that cause problems in homes and commercial buildings, but, as a part of Thanksgiving week, we would like to highlight some bugs that we are thankful for! Here are five bugs that make our lives better. Honey Bees You may have heard honey bees being mentioned in the news a lot lately. That’s because honey bees are very important pollinators. They not only affect our food sources directly, pollinating fruits and vegetables, but they als...More
  • Can DIY Pest Control Actually End Up Costing you More Money? photoCan DIY Pest Control Actually End Up Costing you More Money?
    Can DIY Pest Control Actually End Up Costing you More Money?   We live in an age where we have access to almost anything. Countless items are sold online and how-to training videos are increasingly available online for free or at a low cost. This has given rise to the increased interest in Do-It-Yourself home projects. With more information, people feel better equipped to save their money and take their home projects into their own hands, but do they always save money?   When pricing out a...More
  • blog imageFake Webs are Fun, Real Webs are Not!
    Adam's doesn’t let spiders do your Halloween decorating! Here are 5 chilling facts about spiders to get you ready for Halloween. 1. Real Webs We all know the feeling of being spooked by walking into a spider web. It’s spine-chilling. Spider webs are purposefully hard to see so they catch unknowing insects. Unfortunately for us, this deceptive web technique also makes it hard for us to notice them. Another interesting thing about webs is that there are five different types of common...More

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Fake webs are fun, real webs are not. Don’t let spiders do your Halloween decorating! Here are 5 chilling facts about spiders to get you ready for Halloween.

1. Real Webs

We all know the feeling of being spooked by walking into a spider web. It’s spine-chilling. Spider webs are purposefully hard to see so they catch unknowing insects. Unfortunately for us, this deceptive web technique also makes it hard for us to notice them. Another interesting thing about webs is that there are five different types of common webs: Spiral Orb Webs, Tangle Webs (Cobwebs), Funnel Webs, Tubular Webs, and Sheet Webs.

2. Types of Spiders

Spiders are one of the most diverse species on the planet. There are over 45,000 types of known spiders and likely more that haven’t yet been discovered. Spiders are found on every single continent except Antarctica and date back to over 300 million years ago. Mites and scorpions are also closely related to spiders. They are all part of the “Arachnida” class. Members of the Arachnida class generally have two body regions and six pairs of appendages: 8 legs and 4 mouthparts.

3. Spider Math

Spiders common in and around homes can produce over 200 additional spiders in one egg sac. A single spider is capable of doing this multiple times in their lifetime. Other species of spiders can produce up to 600 offspring in just one egg sac! Just imagine what a spider population could look like after just a few generations! According to a Washington Post article from 2017, all of the spiders on earth would weigh about 25 million tons, that number has only gone up over the past three years...

4. Goliath Birdeater

The goliath birdeater spider is the biggest spider in the world. It has a legspan of up to a foot and weighs up to 6 ounces. Female goliath birdeaters have an average life span of 20 years while males only have an average lifespan of 3-6 years. It primarily eats insects, but is also able to eat rodents, birds, and frogs. They can’t see very well, but their leg hairs are able to sense vibrations and help them avoid predators. The birdeater is even a delicacy in some parts of South America. These are not found in North America.

5. Eyes

Most spiders have 8 eyes, but some have 6 or less. Even with all of these eyes, spiders generally can’t see very well. Most of their vision is based on movement which helps them catch prey or avoid predators. Certain sets of eyes carry out different tasks to aid in the seeing process. For most spiders their vision also allows them to see better at night when most species of spiders are active.








How We Can Help 

Adam’s Pest Control has multiple options when it comes to spider services so you can get the exact pest coverage you need. Services that include spiders not only provide you with a spider treatment, but also includes a complimentary de-webbing. We won’t let spiders decorate your home at their discretion, an Adam’s technician will go around your home and remove all of their webs!

 

To find out more about our spider services, email sales@adamspestcontrol.com or call 763-478-9810.