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Category: Bug Facts

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Bug of the Month: Box Elder Bugs

By Katie Nelson

Have you ever seen a small, black bug, with red on its back hanging out around your house, during spring or fall? Chances are that it’s a Box Elder Bug, whose name comes from its nature of living in, and outside of, Box Elder trees. The most common time you will find Box Elder  bugs is during ...

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6 of the World’s Craziest Bugs

By Katie Nelson

Last week we talked about 6 of the United States Craziest Insects, and this week we’re expanding that to the rest of the world. Because let’s be honest, there are parts of the world with such crazy insects, that most Americans cannot fathom sharing Eco systems with them. These are our top 6 choices for the ...

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6 of the United States’ Craziest Insects

By Katie Nelson

According to the Smithsonian, there are approximately 91,000 species of insects living in the United States. Most of them are common types of bugs like ants, spiders, beetles, flies, and wasps. However, there are several species that are highly venomous, or just horrifying looking. They’re creatures you hope you never encounter in the wild, and especially ...

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Bug of the Month: Hornets

By Katie Nelson

Hornets resemble yellow jackets, but they are larger, and part of the Vespa genus of wasps. They are around 1.25” in length. They live in colonies, mostly only through spring and summer, except queens which overwinter to continue the population for the next season. There are 20 species of hornets; and they exist in North America, Asia, Europe ...

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Bug of the Month: Wasps

By Katie Nelson

How many times have you been hanging out around behind your garage or house, only to find out that wasps are nesting on your property? Or maybe you’ve encountered a particularly aggressive specie, and had to run away from a wasp with a vengeance? If you’ve ever felt the sting of a wasp, then you know ...

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Crazy Bug Facts – Part 1

By Katie Nelson

While we at Spidexx Pest Control understand the frustration that comes with having insects and bugs in your home, there are some crazy and fascinating bugs out there in the world. We treat your home or business for your typical insects like spiders, ants, wasps, etc., but there are insects that we don’t handle that are ...

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