Spider’s all crabby: Ohio’s natural pest controllers

Image of crab spiderLet’s get to know some of Ohio’s beneficial predatory arthropods (insects, spiders and the like), which can help control pests in your yard and garden. First up: Crab spiders.

“Crab spiders are commonly found in home gardens and landscapes,” says their CFAES fact sheet. “They are generalist predators, meaning they feed on a diversity of arthropods.

“Crab spiders can be contributors to biological control, where feeding by natural enemies results in a reduction of pest populations.”

Read the fact sheet. Next: Lacewings.

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