Dr. Mitchell is a Doctor many times over. He is a physician as well as a Board Certified Entomologist who has written many articles and offered many presentations for the pest control industry. He brings a unique perspective when discussing pests and their effects on human health. (more…)
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Adding Wildlife Control to Your Existing Business, Presented by Alan Huot, Wildlife Control SuppliesPosted: December 12, 2012 in New York Pest Expo
Tags: Alan Huot, Bug Off Pest Control Center, Bureau of Wildlife Management, National Wildlife Control Operators Association, New York Pest Expo, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, NWCO, NWCOA, wildlife, wildlife control
Last week we shared a great article here on The Center, Humane Urban Wildlife Management: What Does it Really Mean? As a follow up we thought it would be great to share our post Adding Wildlife Control to Your Existing Business as a follow up. This post was a recap of Alan Huot’s presentation at the 2012 New Pest Expo. This years Expo is sure to impress as well.
Tags: Bug Off Pest Control Center, cephalothorax, chelicerae, Lou Sorkin, Spiders, spinnerets, Tarantulas, urticating hairs, wolf spiders
To start, Lou passed around a shed spider skin for everyone to observe. It was fully intact and looked like a live spider. This was just a teaser to introduce the audience to the anatomy of the spider.
Spiders have only two body segments instead of three: a fused head and thorax (cephalothorax) and an abdomen. They have 8 legs and usually 8 eyes. They grab their food with the chelicerae. Some chelicerae are hollow and contain venom glands. They use these glands to inject venom into their prey. In the abdomen there are spinnerets. They produce the silk that spiders spin into a web and trap their prey.