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Increased Arachnid Activity

Megan Pinneo

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If you haven't taken notice already, you may start to see an increase in spider activity in the next couple of weeks as the temperatures begin to cool off making way for Fall. While it is not widely known, male spiders typically seek a mate around late Summer early Fall. This includes tarantula spiders, which according to Mount Diablo State Park rangers, they have already begun seeing tarantulas popping up early due to the cooler temperatures. Be advised that mating season usually lasts through the end of October. 

It's good to keep in mind that while tarantulas are intimidating to look at (for all you arachnophobes!) they are quite docile and non-aggressive unless provoked (which we DO NOT recommend!) Most female tarantulas remain in their burrow, so if you run into a tarantula while out hiking or if you live on acreage, chances are it's a male. Fun fact: Male tarantulas have been known to search for up to four miles to find a mate! Kind of romantic! 

On a separate note, general household spiders will also be seeking mates around this time frame. As always, we recommend staying consistent with your pest control services and doing your best to eliminate the arachnids main food source which are of course other bugs, but most importantly FLIES. If you find yourself having a particularly intense fly infestation, whether outside or inside your home, we recommend picking up a fly catcher or trap at either Home Depot or Lowes to help out. These usually cost anywhere from $5.00 to $7.00 depending on the brand or type you buy. Making sure your trash bids are secure and covered is also a good idea, since this is a popular place for spiders to set up camp. (Coincidence? We think not.) 

We hope this helps answer some of your questions about the increase in spider activity as of lately. If ever you have a concern or need your pest control technician to come back out to do a respray for you, don't hesitate to give us a call!

 

 

Spring Time Pests

Megan Pinneo

The Pests of Spring

Even though some days may still be a little gloomy and may even bring some unwanted yet much needed rain, spring is here and so are the Spring Time Pests. I have put together some of the common pests you will be seeing this season if you haven't already.

Queen Bumblebee

Only the fertilized queen bumblebee will survive the winter after which she will emerge in the spring. She will then search for her desired nesting site where she will construct a suitable home, there she will prepare for her offspring.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

The spring combination of humidity and warmth is the perfect weather for subterranean termites to come out and swarm which they tend to do in the early mornings.

Spiders

Spiders

Spiders

Spiders mate in the spring followed by the hatching of their eggs.

Flies

Flies

Flies

Spring is when flies emerge from their infant stages and often become a common pest at our outdoor picnics.

Black Ants

Black Ants

Black Ants

Springtime is ANTtime, this is when they invite themselves into your home and help themselves to any food they can get to.

House Centipedes

House Centipedes

House Centipedes

These scary yet harmless pests are often found climbing out of household drains and scrambling across the floors in your home.

There are many other Spring Time Pests that you may come across this season and while there are several things that you can do to help keep them at bay calling a professional is always a sure fire way to get rid of them with out the hassle.

Black Knight Pest Control is here to answer all your Spring Time Pest questions and concerns.

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