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Lyme Disease Association - Tick Photo Gallery

Includes ticks, vectors, and the diseases they transmit. Read more »

Tick on Skin

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Ticks are parasites. They live on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. They carry various blood-borne diseases. Read more »

Common Spiders Found Around Homes and Buildings

Good article with introductory information about common spiders. Written for Kentucky, but relevant in New York as well. Read more »

Silverfish

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Silverfish are named for their metallic appearance. They do damage to cloth and paper. Read more »

Common Spiders of New York

This is a PDF download about spiders. It is beautifully illustrated. Read more »

Identifying Brown Recluse Spiders

Helpful page on identification. Other information is linked in the left hand menu. Read more »

Slugs

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Slugs are a common garden pest. Read more »

Box Elder Bug

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These bugs (yes, bugs not insects...) are essentially harmless. They can however enter buildings in large numbers and stain surfaces with their waste. Read more »

Spiders, Silverfish and other Insect Pests

Most spiders in New York are harmless. But brown recluse spiders are a concern because of their nasty bites. They are uncommon here, but it is possible to come into contact with one. Your spider is NOT a brown recluse if:

  • It is crawling in a web,
  • It jumps,
  • It has bold colored markings,
  • Is hairy, or
  • It is very large

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Have You Seen this Spider?

Yes, quite impressive if you've run into one. What??? No, not scary... :O

Fishing spiders are actually known to catch small fishes and water insects. Their bodies can be up to one inch in length. They can also walk on the surface of the water. These critters can invade the basement of your home. Read more »

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