Saturday, July 14, 2012

Homeowner Guide to Spiders - Free Download

The University of Idaho has an excellent PDF brochure on spiders that is available as a free download. It covers a few of the myths concerning spiders and can help you better understand the role spiders play in nature.

The "Homeowner Guide to Spiders" is available at this link: 

It is unfortunate that which we understand the least is often what we fear the most.

Staying above the water line!



idahobob said...


You oughta hear my DW shriek whenever she sees one!


riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

Don't worry! There are plenty of people that "freak out" when they see a spider.

It's unfortunate that their reaction is usually not justified by the circumstances.

Thanks bob.


One Fly said...

For me it's just that there's soooo DAMN many of them. It gets OLD!!!

Brigid said...

You need to have a bigger warning than the title :-) I opened the post with the picture and went "yikes!" HATE spiders, but I try not and kill them as they tend to eat a lot of insects that can cause damage. However, if they are in my bathroom and I'm barelegged, I will fight back.

Pumice said...

Thanks. Downloaded. Looks interesting.

Grace and peace.

riverwalker said...

To: One Fly

Just remember that one "momma" spider can lay hundreds of eggs at one time and as a result it's not hard to figure out why there are always plenty of spiders around.

Thanks my friend.


riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

With only two main venomous spiders to worry about in North America (black widow and brown recluse), it's not to hard to avoid the truly dangerous ones.

Here's a quick tip to help you avoid a black widow spider bite.

They are attracted to moist areas and one of their favorite hangouts is your water meter box that contains the shut-off valve for your water supply. It's dark and moist and the moisture also attracts other insects into its web. Just make sure to wear gloves for protection when turning the valves off and on.

Thanks Brigid.


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