Are there Brown Recluse Spiders in Boise?

One of the more frequently asked question that we get called about at Barrier is about the Brown Recluse Spider, specifically people ask if we have them in the Boise area. The short answer is ‘no.’ The long answer is still ‘no,’ but is a little longer. (Less...
Ladybug Hat Kids Craft

Ladybug Hat Kids Craft

Have you ever wondered where the lady bug got her name? Wonder no more, I’ll tell you the legend. Hundreds of years ago in Europe, farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help because droves of aphids were destroying their crops. Help came! Pretty little red beetles...

Cats and Spiders

Human beings throughout history have continuously contemplated life’s unknowns:  What is the purpose of life?  Are we alone in the universe?  Do cats really eat spiders? Sadly but amazingly, only religion and philosophers have attempted to answer the first two, wisely...