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Category: Insects

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Escaping Bed Bugs

By Katie Nelson

Bed bugs are blood feeding insects that have become a major problem in cities across the world, more commonly in urban locations. They have existed for thousands of years, and date back to ancient Roman and Egyptian times. If you’ve ever dealt with bed bugs, you understand the total nightmare they create in a household. This is part ...

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Spring Pest Control Checklist

By Katie Nelson

Spring is just around the corner, which means that insect activity is about to be in full swing! Living in the Midwest, it can be difficult to predict exactly when the spring warm up will occur (despite having a national holiday with a groundhog attempting to do just that). With that being said, it will be ...

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What is the Study of Entomology?

By Katie Nelson

Do you have a passion for learning about insects, their anatomy, and the many ways the effect life on earth? Were you the kid who collected bugs to dissect and study? Do you believe that understanding insects role in our development can help us to further advance our civilization, and improve our environment? If so, then ...

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“Bug” of the Month: Spiders

By Katie Nelson

Despite the title of the post, Spiders are not bugs or insects. Spiders are arthropods, with eight legs, that breathe air. They are found in every part of the world except Antarctica. Spiders are predatory and have fangs that can inject venom into their prey. According to the World Spider Catalog, there are currently over 47,000 ...

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The Spidexx Winter Pest Control Checklist

By Katie Nelson

Winter is here! Its brought with it holiday cheer, freezing temperatures, and the shift of pest activity from the exterior to the interior of homes. Insects are living within wall voids to overwinter, and mice are seeking out access points to nest indoors. Common winter pests are mice, spiders, and ants. It’s crucial to protect your ...

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6 More of the United States Craziest Insects

By Katie Nelson

Last month we shared our top 6 choices for the craziest insects in the United States, and this post shares 6 more. Not all of these are found in the Midwest, and most of them are common in the southern portion of the United States. However, if you do see one of these pests, proceed with ...

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Spidexx’s Top 3 Insects in Popular Culture

By Katie Nelson

This post will highlight three of our favorite insects in popular culture. They are all characters in popular movies that have become common household names in the United States. We find bug culture fascinating here at Spidexx Pest Control. These characters are no ordinary bugs, they all teach us lessons about kindness, loyalty, and resourcefulness. Read ...

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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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