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  • 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
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  • Bugs We Are Thankful For photoBugs We Are Thankful For
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  • 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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    As the weather starts to get colder, mice will look to stay out of the cold just like we do. Unfortunately, they often choose our homes as the place to stay warm. Many people have chosen an Adam’s plan that includes rodents so they can ensure that their home is mouse-proof all year long. After signing up for a rodent service, an Adam’s technician will look over the outside of your home to seal off any entry points where mice can get in and take additional measures to make sure that you don...More
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  • Tips to Avoid Wasps
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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.