Eptesicus Fuscus Or More Commonly Called the Big Brown Bat

The bat which makes up about 25% of all mammals is the only true flying mammal. There are 42 species in the US. Bats are How Do Rats Get In Your Apartment one of our most misunderstood and feared animals but it is probably the most beneficial of the animals to humans.
The Big brown is a fairly large bat in the microchiroptera order. It is about 4 to 5 inches long, weighing in at ½ to 5/8 of an ounce with a wingspan of approximately 13 inches. This bat is found Pest Control Methods Ppt all over from Alaska to South America. These bats roost in eaves, attics,buildings, barns and anywhere they can find a place hidden from view. In the winter they hibernate in caves or old mines.
The Big Brown is insectivorous and eats tremendous amounts of insects including some that are heavier than themselves. These bats eat such insects as beetles, wasps, bees, flies, stone flies, may flies, scorpion flies, caddies flies, cockroaches and other flying insects including mosquitoes as well as June bugs, green stinkbugs and the cucumber beetles. As can be seen, they eat quite a variety of insects and this is a boon to the agricultural community as well as the backyard enthusiast.
The Big Brown associates with humans and will roost or hibernate in a variety of places including attics, old buildings, barns, eaves, sewers, drain pipes, caves, mines, loose bark of dead trees and tree cavities and have been shown they will roost in man made bat houses. Most folks do not want bats in their attics and there are several ways to remove them safely without killing them. If you enjoy the fact that they will keep your insect population under control you might want to think about putting up a bat house or two.
The enemies of bats include barn owls, horned owls and black snakes as well as insecticides and man. In the olden days there was plenty of areas for bats to roost but as man encroaches on their areas and we close mines and caves and clear old forests their roost’s are destroyed and they have a hard time adapting because of the shortage of roosts. Man can help by putting up artificial roosts, which in turn will preserve these gentle creatures and and help keep the insects under control and not have to use poisons to control the bugs. It is kind of ironic that the vary insecticides that we use kill the very natural pest control that we have already. Our superstition and aversion to bats caused the loss of this natural pest controller.
Big Browns live to be about nineteen years old in the wild. The maternity roosts may contain several hundred females and their offspring, however it is relatively unknown as to were the majority of Big Browns actually hibernate. Many folks are learning how beneficial these creatures are and now are putting up artificial roosts or bat houses. As I learn …

Dust Off Your Pest Control Techniques The Brown Recluse Spider Is Active Again

Did you relax your pest control techniques for insects over the winter?
Those brown recluse spiders took to hiding in their crannies, and crevices, for the last three or four months. They lurked in the shadows just out of sight. But they didn’t Baseboard Spraying Pest Control go very far away, and now they’re developing eggs. Soon those eggs will hatch, and you’ll have a bunch of little tiny brown recluse crawling all over your house.
Yesterday my lady started some spring-cleaning on the patio. She told me when she moved things around spiders went scurrying everywhere. She said there were all kinds of spiders out there.
I didn’t say anything about that, and I didn’t go have a look see. I know from experience many of the spiders she seen running away were most likely brown recluse. Those things are everywhere in the neighborhood now.
That’s strange because just a few years ago we supposedly didn’t have recluse spiders in Indiana. Now a days, even though I’m no longer an active pest control technician, I here about brown recluse bites all the time.
I think the main reason people get bitten is because most people don’t know what a recluse looks like. Sure the majority of people know about that mark on the spider’s back that’s shaped like a violin, or fiddle. It’s the reason we call the spider the fiddler.
But if you’re trying to identify this spider by that mark you’re way too close to the insect if it’s still living. That violin is so small it’s hard to see.
I studied pictures, and got an image of the spider firmly fixed in my head, back when I started my pest control technician Plant Pests And Diseases Identification Pdf days. Now I recognize one when I see it from a distance of a few feet. So I know to be very careful when I approach.
The brown recluse has distinctive legs. They’re very long. They angle upward from the body for a short distance, and then turn back downward toward the ground. That turn, or bend, in the leg is kind of like our knee. The body is long, and slender. But it’s very small too. That’s why the fiddle mark is hard to identify.
These guys have a nasty bite. My father found that out the hard way. A recluse bit him on the first knuckle of his middle finger. He didn’t really feel the bite. When you do feel it you only feel a slight pinch. But a short time later his knuckle started turning red, then it began swelling, and an angry wound opened up.
That red started crawling up his finger next. And then the doctors cut his finger off so the poison couldn’t spread up his arm, and into his body.
Not fun.
Treating for brown recluse spiders is simple enough if you know how.
The hard part is learning how to recognize this pest. And then you must learn how to …

Brown Widow Spiders

Usually when you think about poisonous bugs, black widow spiders fire-off most of our synapses. Guess what? They’re nothing when compared to brown widow spiders. According to a new survey, these types of monsters are beginning to take over the territory once dominated by the black widows.
One piece of good, but tepid news: Brown widows are a skoche less toxic. While it sort of like being a little pregnant, a bite by one may not scratch you from the list of the living.
These beasts first came to shore in Florida in 1935. In a little less than 80-years, it went cross-country, showing up in California. When researchers sought out black widows in what they thought would be a likely habitat they were surprised to find brown widows instead. It made no difference if they looked in urban or rural areas. It appeared that the brown ladies had taken over from the black girls.
This displacement didn’t take all that long. It did, however tell scientists that in some cases the black widows are being replaced by the new invaders.
Where are they?
In the latter part of the ’90’s, the critters have all but taken over in Florida. And people say they’ve seen them in Alabama, Mississippi, Southern California, Arkansas, Sample Pest Control Program For Food Industry Colorado, Georgia, Texas and South Carolina. RV’s, cars and trucks seem to be their preferred mode of transportation. Thanks to mild winters, it exploded in population.
What do they look like?
You can find them ranging from dark-to-light brown. Their markings vary – yellow, black, orange, brown or white is on the back of their abdomens. That range makes them tough to recognize. The brown widow does have the characteristic hourglass marking. But unlike the black widow, the brown widow’s hourglass is orange to yellow-orange in color.
Other than the hourglass, there’s another way to tell if it’s a brown widow. Its egg sac is covered with tiny pointed spikes that look fluffy.
How can I prevent them?
Be clean. Wear cloves and take out your mops, sponges, rags, vacuum cleaner, cleaning solutions and other materials you usually use to add some sparkle to your interior rooms. After you vacuum, remove the bag and seal it in a plastic bag. Any unintended holes, spaces or cracks should be sealed. And don’t forget to weather strip.
What if they’re still around Pest Control Solutions after cleaning?
You may have to bring out the heavy guns – insecticide. If it’s really bad, ring up a pro and get them on-the-case. Not too big of a problem? Shoot a spot with some spider-death spray. Just make sure you don’t contaminate an area where kids and dogs frequent.…