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Spider Identification & Prevention

What are spiders?

Spiders are recognizable arachnids that many individuals hate encountering due to their appearance. All types of spiders have eight legs, fangs, and six to eight eyes, though patterns, colors, and the size of spiders range greatly. Many different kinds of spiders may make their way through human structures at some point, and most of them are fairly harmless. However, black widow spiders do live in our area and should be treated with caution.

Black widow spiders are small, bulbous, and shiny black in color. Females have a distinct red hourglass shape on their abdomen, and they tend to make messy webs close to the ground or around woodpiles. It’s important to treat black widow spiders with caution

Are spiders dangerous?

Though most common household spiders are more afraid of humans than you might be of them, all spiders have the ability to bite, but not all spiders are strong enough to break the skin or have venom powerful enough to cause problems. The majority of spider bites result in itchy or slightly painful red welts. Some spiders, like the black widow spider, are considered more dangerous, and their bites may transmit a serious amount of venom.

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Symptoms of a black widow spider bite include pain, swelling, redness, cramping, nausea, dizziness, sweating, and vomiting. Children, the elderly, and those with preexisting conditions are the most at risk from black widow bites, but they can negatively affect all individuals and should be met with immediate medical attention.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders are attracted to properties that have plenty of food, water, and easy nesting spots for them to access. Pest prey infestations, cluttered indoor and outdoor areas, excess moisture, and humid conditions on your property all encourage spiders to move in.

Where will I find spiders?

Spiders are commonly found outdoors, hiding in wood piles, behind plant pots, under the eaves of decks and patios, or near other dark, quiet, and secluded spaces. If they move inside, you may find spiders in storage spaces, basements, garages, attics, and cabinets or closets. Generally, they seek out areas that have ready access to food sources and are unlikely to be disturbed by people. 

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