The Horror of Bed Bugs

May 20, 2017 8:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All members of the bed bug family feed on the blood of birds or mammals. The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, attacks man, as does the Eastern bat bed bug, Cimex adjunctus. There are also other species which attack bats, pigeons, and rodents. Bed bugs are active only at night, usually just before dawn. During the day they hide in cracks and crevices in walls, floors, beds and furniture. When only a few bed bugs are present, they live close to human sleeping areas; when numerous, they can be found in many rooms of the house. A characteristic “bed bug... View Article

Beware of Brown Recluse Spiders

May 1, 2017 8:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The brown recluse spider inhabits the majority of man-made structures in the eastern half of Kansas, but can be found throughout the state. Spiders of this species construct loose, irregular webs in undisturbed places. Indoors, it often resides behind baseboards or in wall voids and attics but may be found under shelves or boxes, in storage areas, or in clothing that is hanging or folded.Unlike the widow spiders, brown recluse spiders are hunters. From March or April through September they leave their webs each night to search for insects or other spiders as prey. Males and females are similar in... View Article