Rachel Maldonado

Carpenter Bees Unveiled: Do Carpenter Bees Sting, and How to Coexist

Carpenter Bees Unveiled: Do Carpenter Bees Sting, and How to Coexist As extraordinary pollinators, carpenter bees play a crucial role in maintaining the health and beauty of our outdoor spaces. However, many people often misunderstand these winged insects, believing them to be dangerous pests that not only damage wood, but are incredibly aggressive, too. So …

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Spider Bite or Something Else? What Does A Spider Bite Look Like

Spider Bite or Something Else? What Does A Spider Bite Look Like Have you ever woken up with a red, itchy bump on your skin and wondered if it was a spider bite?  With almost 4,000 species of spiders in North America, it’s not unusual to come across one of these eight-legged creepers. However, not …

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Bit By Black Widow Spider: What to Do If You’re Bitten by a Black Widow Spider

Bit By Black Widow Spider: What to Do If You’re Bitten by a Black Widow Spider Ah, the unexpected joys of homeownership – finding creepy crawlies in spaces where they don’t belong.  The black widow spider is a creature that’s so feared, it can make even the bravest of souls break out in a cold …

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The Woodlouse Spider: Nature’s Tiny Predator in Your Home

The Woodlouse Spider: Nature’s Tiny Predator in Your Home Meet the woodlouse spider – nature’s tiny own gifted predator, right inside your home. These fascinating arachnids are some of the coolest creatures you’ll find.  Aside from their unique, somewhat sci-fi-esque appearance, they’re also natural pest controllers. They do an incredibly efficient job of keeping pests …

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What Do Spider Bites Look Like: A Guide to Identifying Different Spider Bite Symptoms

What Do Spider Bites Look Like: A Guide to Identifying Different Spider Bite Symptoms Ugh – spiders! While they might be fascinating creatures to some, for many, they are a source of fear and anxiety. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 15% of the population has arachnophobia – and with good reason, as some …

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Cow Killer Ants: The Fierce and Fascinating Insects of the South

Cow Killer Ants: The Fierce and Fascinating Insects of the South Ants are fascinating creatures – there’s no doubt about it. From the tiny, industrious Argentine ants to the charming, tenacious carpenter ants, there’s an ant out there to interest anyone! Clearly, nature is full of wonders, and one of the most fascinating creatures is …

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