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How Summer Spiders Break into New England Homes  

DATE POSTED: April 11, 2019

There are many species of spiders in the world, about 40,000! That may not be your most favorite fact to learn, but the good news is that we live in an area that doesn’t include all of those species. In fact, we’ve narrowed down the most common spiders we see enter New England homes to just three.

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How Do Spiders Survive Maine in the Winter?

DATE POSTED: February 20, 2019

Did you know that spiders have a built-in antifreeze-like substance that aids them in surviving the colder months? In fact, the only thing that happens to spiders when the colder weather of winter hits is that they slow down and, eventually, if it gets cold enough, go dormant. This means that whether it is 90 degrees or zero, spiders are alive and well and are most likely searching for their…

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How Spiders Could Be Getting Inside Your Worcester Home

DATE POSTED: January 17, 2019

As with any perfect storybook opening, there is always some sort of problem that arises and requires a solution. Unfortunately for us, the problem many of us face during the coldest months of the year happens to be the influx of spiders that seem to intrude during the winter.

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Common New England Spiders

DATE POSTED: June 19, 2018

The increase in the population of other pests during the summertime also leads to an increased spider presence to prey on them. While spiders have their purpose in nature, they are not often considered a welcome housemate by homeowners, and rightfully so! There are several varieties of spiders that are native to New England including sac spiders, house spiders, and black widows. Let’s take a…

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