1. Pest Control for Spiders

    It's Halloween pretty soon. Let's talk spiders! Unless they are part of your Halloween decorations, you probably don't want them in your home! That said, most spiders are actually harmless. There are only a couple of types of spiders to be concerned with that can be found around Austin, especially out towards the country or more rural areas. Brown Recluse Spider The first is the brown recluse. It'…Read More

  2. What Kind of Spiders Are In Austin?

    Spiders can be controversial. Ask around and you'll have people who love spiders and protect them and those that just want to make them go squish. And don't get us started on the fact that spiders aren't classified as "bugs" or insects. They're arachnids! They are in the same class as scorpions and ticks. But we'll save the life science study for another time. So whether you see them as blessing o…Read More

  3. Getting Rid of Spiders

    Austin — and in particular some of the more rural or woody suburbs like Manchaca, Buda, and West Lake Hills — can have a significant spider population. The vast majority of these spiders are harmless but a few, like the black widow or brown recluse, can inflict painful and dangerous bites. Preventing Spiders One of the best methods to control spiders is prevention. Like most bugs, spiders like…Read More

  4. Silverfish

    Silverfish can live in envelopes and will eat clothing and do damage to papers, etc if left unchecked. They are usually found in stored boxes. You can purchase silverfish baits online, and if they are fresh, they can be effective. We recommend buying a roach powder (99% orthoboric acid, 1% inert ingredients) and dusting boxes that have papers, etc in them (available at Home Depot, etc). If you hav…Read More

  5. Scorpions Are Fascinating

    No one wants to find scorpions in their home or get stung by one.  But they are very interesting and unique arachnids. Scorpions give birth to live young! They ride on their mother's back for protection until they can safely disperse. Scorpions have a long life span. They can live between 2-10 years in the wild or up to 25 years in captivity! Scorpions can live up to a year without eating and can…Read More

  6. Brown Recluse Spider?

    The brown recluse spider has a violin shape on its head segment with the neck of the violin pointing toward the abdomen. It has six eyes arranged in pairs, with one pair in front and a pair on either side of the head. Both male and female are venomous, however the spiders are very timid. Its body is not more than 3/8″ long. Both the legs and the abdomen are uniformly colored. The recluse is name…Read More