Where do spiders come from? A tiny, prehistoric ‘almost spider’ offers clues.

Using X-ray computed tomography scans, scientists have produced a 3D model of a spiderlike arachnid that lived some 305 million years ago. But it is missing one crucial feature shared by all modern-day spiders. By Story Hinckley, Staff March 30, 2016 Scientists have described a 305-million-year-old fossilized creature that looks exactly like a modern-day spider. But it is not… Continue reading Where do spiders come from? A tiny, prehistoric ‘almost spider’ offers clues.

Look Out: Cicadas to Swarm Southeast in Spring 2017

Residents of the Southeast, get ready! Brood IV of the 17-Year cicadas is expected to emerge this spring for the first time since 2000. The largest numbers are anticipated in portions of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia (with the potential for a smaller group to emerge in Wisconsin and Ohio). Periodical cicadas emerge from… Continue reading Look Out: Cicadas to Swarm Southeast in Spring 2017

How to Get Rid of Spiders from Your Home Safely and Permanently

Spiders can be a nuisance in and around your home.  While spiders may not do as much damage to your property as some pests do, they can certainly be annoying and even dangerous.  Certain spiders are venomous, and their bites can cause severe reactions.  These reactions are usually most severe in children or the elderly,… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Spiders from Your Home Safely and Permanently