Gilbert’s Spider Pest Control Specialists Explain The Dangers Of Common House Spiders

Spiders are right up there on the list of things that people fear. A lot of people are just creeped out by spiders, but some are outright terrified. The fear isn’t always rational, but if you pressed some people to explain why they were afraid, they would likely say that they are afraid of being bitten.

While there are 45,000 different species of spiders around the world, there are only a fraction of those in Arizona. And, of those, only two are actually dangerous. That may not be reassuring for those with a big fear of spiders, but hiring a pest control company in Gilbert to deal with the spider problem should reassure everyone.

Black Widow spider is one of the two dangerous spiders in Arizona, that can be erradicated by hiring Varsity Termite and Pest Control.

Common Spiders in Phoenix

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with fighting 45,000 different species of spider in your Phoenix-area home. There is a much smaller selection, ranging from all kinds of spiders you’re likely to find in your garden to a few baddies that you don’t want to find inside your house.

Some of the most common spiders that are likely to give you trouble are:

  • Black Widow. These are one of the two spiders you don’t want to see in your home. These spiders are usually easily identifiable by their black, bulbous bodies marked by a red hourglass shape on the abdomen.
  • Brown Recluse. This is the second dangerous spider that you might see in your Phoenix home. This is a light to medium brown spider that has a fiddle or violin shape on its head.
  • American House Spider. This harmless spider is round and brown, but it has cream-colored markings on its back and legs. It won’t bother you, but it can be a nuisance for your home.
  • Woodland Jumping Spider. You might mistake this spider for a Black Widow since it has a black, shiny body. But it doesn’t have the red hourglass shape. Instead, it has a white dot in the center. You might be freaked out to see it jumping, but know that it is doing so to catch its prey, not to attack or bite you.

If you see these or other spiders in your home, it’s best to call a Chandler pest control company to get an inspection. It can be difficult to accurately identify spiders when you’re running in terror. Get a pest control technician in Chandler to do a proper inspection and find out what kind of problem you have.

Dangerous Spiders

The Black Widow and the Brown Recluse are the two dangerous spiders you will find in Arizona. In fact, they are pretty much the only two dangerous spiders you will find in most of the country. The bite from one of these spiders requires immediate medical attention. Their venom can cause serious infections, the necrosis of your skin and other tissue, and more serious problems.

Knowing how these spiders operate can help you avoid them. The Black Widow likes to hide in dark, cluttered spaces, such as your attic, basement, or even your closet. Similarly, the Brown Recluse likes to hide in dark and quiet places. You can find them in cardboard boxes, in closets, and in basements.

You can reduce your risk by keeping these spaces free of clutter. Take care when you open boxes or grab things off a shelf, and look in your shoes before you put your feet inside.

Dealing with Your Spider Problem

Of course, these measures are only partially effective. If you have Black Widows or Brown Recluses in your home, you will not be able to avoid them for long. You will get a nasty surprise eventually.

The best thing you can do is to hire a Gilbert pest control technician to inspect your home and to implement a comprehensive pest control program to protect your home. Pest services include not only removing the pests that are present in your home, but also putting preventive measures in place to keep out future spiders.

Varsity Termite and Pest Control offers effective solutions for spiders and other pests that may be plaguing your Phoenix home. Our experienced pest control technicians can find the source of your pest problem and create a program to eradicate the pests and keep them out. We offer solutions for numerous pests that are common to Phoenix-area homes and businesses, including scorpions, termites, pigeons, rats, ants, and roaches. Call Varsity Termite and Pest Control to schedule a consultation with a pest control technician.

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Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
6056 E Baseline Rd #122
Mesa, AZ85206

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Gary Dobert

Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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