As cool autumn days arrive, so do the spiders in Pacific Northwest homes. In most cases, the spiders aren’t a threat, they’re simply reacting to the change of season.
This brown recluse floating in an alcohol-filled vial came from the southern United States.
(Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)
Richard Zack. It’s a
myth that brown
recluses live in the
Northwest, he says.
PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve all seen them — brown recluse spiders scuttling in the bathtub, scurrying in the tool shed or spinning a web under the porch light.
That is, we think we’ve seen them.
Contrary to what many people believe, the brown recluse, or Loxosceles reclusa, … » More …
Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane)
By Robert Frank, WSU Today
Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my!
Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk!
‘Tis fall, and along with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, the autumn temperatures also can usher in a multitude of bugs and critters. These insects thrive in the surrounding fields, trees, soil and grass, … » More …