Learn About These Eight-Legged Invaders

Spiders are fierce predators, serving a vital role in nature by preying on numerous invasive and dangerous insects in the wild. Though they are important members of our ecosystem, spiders can be both a nuisance and a health hazard when they get inside our homes. Therefore, it’s important to understand how to identify common spiders, as well as the risks they pose to the health and safety of your family.

Black Widow Spiders

Black widow spiders are venomous spiders that can have serious detrimental effects on humans. While it is extremely rare to experience long-term complications or death from a black widow bite, they can still be quite painful and result in a number of complications.

Black widows are a dangerous pest best left to the professionals. If you are concerned about a black widow infestation around your home, don’t wait to seek help: call the spider control professionals at Pestmaster® so that we can help you find the solutions you need to your spider problems.​​

brown recluse spider

Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown recluse spiders are medium-sized and range in length from 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch. Their most distinguishing characteristics are a violin-shaped mark on the top of the body, as well as three pairs of eyes that are arranged in a unique semi-circle pattern. These spiders are dangerously venomous and are found across the United States.

While they rarely bite humans unless injured or threatened, brown recluse spiders carry dangerous venom that can cause serious health concerns to people.

spider on a leaf

Nuisance Spiders

Nuisance spiders are those species that don't possess venom harmful enough to cause health concerns in people. While each of these spiders can bite, they are generally not considered dangerous to humans whose dwellings they share. House spiders vary wildly in size and appearance. Some of the most common nuisance spiders in the United States are American house spiders, cellar spiders, jumping spiders, and wolf spiders.

While some spiders carry potent venom that can be dangerous or even fatal to humans they bite, most common house spiders are not venomous. In fact, most common house spiders are harmless to humans and can even be a benefit by preying on other insects that try to invade the home such as ants, flies, and cockroaches.

However, while they are not directly harmful, they can still be a nuisance and create headaches for home or business owners. While their bites may not be directly harmful, certain spiders (namely wolf spiders) have bites that will cause an allergic reaction in some people.

Put An End to Your Spider Problem

The best way to fully eradicate spiders from your home is to hire a professional pest control team that can thoroughly assess your home, diagnose the problem, and provide the best treatment. At Pestmaster®, we offer safe and effective solutions that are tough on pests yet gentle on your home and the environment. Stop tiptoeing around these creepy crawlers and reach out to your local spider control team to put an end to their tenancy once and for all.

To learn more about spiders and how to rid your home of them, call your local Pestmaster® team today!

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