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Brown Recluse Spiders? Not in California!

Adult brown recluse spider, <i>Loxosceles reclusa</i>. (Credit: R Vetter)

If you were to ask an audience of more than a few people if they or anyone they know has ever seen or been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California, many hands would be raised. This is quite remarkable because the brown recluse spider has NEVER...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Tags: bite (9), brown recluse (2), california (28), pest management (21), spider (22), UC IPM (220)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Brown Recluse

Brown recluse spider. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)

No we aren't here to tell you we found one. Because brown recluse spiders do not live in California. Don't believe this last statement? Then please read the recently updated publication Pest Notes: Brown Recluse and Other Recluse Spiders by UC Riverside...

Brown recluse spider. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)
Brown recluse spider. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)

Brown recluse spider. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)

Range of the brown recluse spider in the United States. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)
Range of the brown recluse spider in the United States. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)

Range of the brown recluse spider in the United States. (Credit: Rick Vetter, UCR)

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:22 PM
Tags: brown (2), brown recluse (2), recluse (1), spider (22), UC IPM (220), Vetter (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Summer Spider Sightings

Adult flower or crab spider. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

When you see spiders in your garden, you may wonder if they can hurt you or your pets. The good news is, most spiders are not likely to bite or cause lasting harm if they do. Plus, they provide natural pest control! Here are a few spiders commonly found...

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM
Tags: black widow (3), control (39), crab (1), garden (45), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (74), poisonous (2), spider (22), UC IPM (220), weaver (1), webs (2), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Easter Egg Hunt Answers

Harlequin bug. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yesterday we posted an “Easter egg hunt” challenge, and as promised, here are the adult insects and spiders with their matching eggs or egg cases pictured. How did you do? We welcome your feedback, so please sign in and post a comment below...

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (10), bug (6), Easter (6), egg (10), hunt (4), insect (6), pest (74), spider (22), UC IPM (220)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Spider Bites

The black widow spider is the most harmful spider in California. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Unlike mosquitoes, spiders do not seek people in order to bite them. Generally, a spider doesn't try to bite a person unless it has been squeezed, lain on, or similarly provoked to defend itself. Moreover, the jaws of most spiders are so small that the...

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM
Tags: bite (9), Pest Notes (57), spider (22), UC IPM (220), venom (2), Vetter (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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