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Spiders spinning more webs than usual in Manitoba

Spider webs adorn a deck south of Winnipeg on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Spider webs adorn a deck south of Winnipeg on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Global News

WINNIPEG — If there are more mosquitoes, wasps and other flying insects plaguing Manitoba this summer – there are also more spider webs waiting to catch them.

“We are seeing more incidents of those large webbings on decks,” said Taz Stuart, an entomologist with Poulin’s Pest Control.

WATCH: Global Winnipeg reporter Lauren McNabb shows deck covered in cobwebs overnight:

He said Poulin’s is getting a lot more calls about spider infestations in and around Winnipeg than they did last year.

Spider webs adorn a deck south of Winnipeg on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Spider webs adorn a deck south of Winnipeg on Thursday, August 13, 2015 Global News

“Based on completed spider jobs we are more than double than last year at this time,” Stuart said. “Twenty-six in 2014, versus 59 to yesterday’s date.  This does not include requests for information.”

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LISTEN: Entomologist Taz Stuart explains why there are more spiders and what to do about them:

Stuart the conditions are perfect for many insects and the more bugs means more food for spiders.

While some people want the webs gone, Stuart said they catch flying insects including mosquitoes.

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