What You Need to Know About Spiders

8 minutes to read | Updated for 2018

Pest Control for Expectant Mothers

At present, there are about 40,000 species of spiders around the world that have been officially named. Of these, 3,000 species call the United States home. Very few people love spiders, and many hate them, but even so, spiders serve an extremely valuable purpose. Without them, certain insect populations would quickly overwhelm our homes and ecosystems. In addition, many species of spiders become food for other animals.

What Diseases Can Bats Transmit? A Danger to People

What Diseases Can Bats Transmit? A Danger to People

| Updated for 2018 What's In This Guide Diseases Associated with Bats What You Shouldn’t do if You Have a Bat Colony What Should You do if You Have a Bat Colony Returning Bats If you have noticed bats and bat droppings (bat guano) close to your home,...

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The Black Death

The Black Death

| Updated for 2018 The Black Death came in three forms: the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Each different form of plague killed people in a vicious manner. All forms were caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The most commonly seen form...

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