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December 8, 2020

What Happens To Spiders In Indianapolis In The Winter?

Not every pest problem goes away just because the weather outside gets cool. While many pests cannot survive the chill of winter, spiders are equipped with natural defenses against inclement weather, which means they can stay alive all year long, hunting the bugs that may have infiltrated your property to escape the cold. Learning how to prevent and spot the signs of a spider infestat...

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August 25, 2020

Just How Dangerous Is Terre Haute’s Black Widow Spider?

Black widows are one of the most dangerous spiders in North America, second only to the brown recluse in venom toxicity. While black widows are more likely to flee or hide from large creatures rather than bite them, punctures can occur, and medical attention should be sought immediately....

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July 21, 2020

What To Do About Spiders In Your Elizabethtown Basement

There are many things you would not like to find in your Elizabethtown basement, things such as a leaky pipe, a broken furnace, or one of your pets swimming in three feet of water. Another thing you wouldn’t want to find is a spider. If spiders are common in your home, you already know what we are talking about...

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October 31, 2016

Two Interesting Facts About Fall Spiders

There is a lot that can be said about spiders. And, with more than 70,000 species of arachnid in the world, there are many interesting facts we could share. But, with fall here and winter right around the corner, we feel it is appropriate to share with you two interesting facts that pertain to how likely a spider will be to enter your home as temperatures begin to drop. After all, we're a pest ...

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December 4, 2015

Spiders Make Lousy Tree Ornaments

Do you have a favorite Christmas tree ornament? Maybe you have several. Perhaps yours is a childhood treasure, maybe a snowman or a special Santa? Maybe it is simply a shiny red ball, or a teddy bear that says, "Baby's First Christmas." Perhaps it is the type that holds a special picture, or a precious craft a child made for you. I'm sure if we took a poll, we'd get a hundred different answers....

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November 23, 2015

Help! I Have Spiders In My Basement!

What do you use your Indianapolis basement for? If you're like most people, you probably have your washer and dryer down there, and maybe a place to fold clothes. Perhaps you have a work bench, a furnace or woodstove, and shelves full of things like paint cans and various tools. And I bet there are a bunch of boxes, either cardboard, plastic or both....

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December 2, 2014

Deck The Halls Without The Spiders

Deck the halls without the spiders, fa la la la la la la la la. Where do you keep your decorations through the summer months? Do you store them in a cardboard box in the attic? Most do. How about a box in the cellar? That is another favorite. But some people put their holiday decorations in a shed or garage storage space. Let's take a look at these two storage areas and consider the pros and co...

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October 9, 2014

Spiders, Mice And Other Creepy Pests

We've all heard the Scottish Prayer of ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At Action Pest Control, we can't do much about those ghouls and ghosts, but as for the long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, we have that covered...

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September 5, 2014

Large Spiders Invade Indianapolis And Other Cities

Run for your lives! Giant spiders are invading the city! What next? The capital? It sounds like the plot of a Tom Cruise movie, but it is actually true! Okay, partly true. Giant, twenty foot spiders are not strolling through downtown Indianapolis, well, not yet. But a recent study conducted in Australia, by a group called PLOS ONE, reveals that spiders in urban centers are growing quite large. ...

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