Tag: spiders

Brown recluse sightings up in Michigan

Michigan has two venomous spiders, the Black widow and the Brown recluse. Thankfully both are relatively rare. However, recently sightings of the Brown recluse have been on the rise in Michigan. Identifying a Brown recluse can be tricky; common Wolf spiders and orb weavers often get mistaken for the venomous Brown recluse. A Brown recluse […]

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Creature Control Removes Giant Spider

Creature Control technicians spend most of their time dealing with nuisance wildlife that is more run of the mill – stuff like raccoon trapping, bat removal, catching groundhogs and things of that sort. However, once in awhile we get a call for something a little more…exotic? We ran across just such a case recently in […]

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Woman Flips Car When Spider Drops from Mirror

People probably fear spiders more than any insect or pest. I guess it’s no wonder; nobody likes the idea of an eight-legged, furry creature with venomous fangs and multiple eyeballs lurking around the house seeking to suck the blood of its prey. Yes, most spiders’ venom is not harmful to humans, and spiders are actually […]

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Michigan: Black Widow Found in Grapes!

Are there Black Widow spiders in Michigan? Creature Control gets this inquiry a lot. The Black Widow (technically the Northern Black Widow, Latrodectus variolus) was not originally native to Michigan, but more and more they are turning up in the southern Lower Peninsula, as a Brighton, Michigan family discovered in a case of not sour […]

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