Help! I need a spider expert!!

Have you noticed an abundance of 8-legged arachnids crawling around your home? Although they are all disturbing, only some are poisonous. Find out what spider you are dealing with and if they are dangerous!

Dangerous Spiders

This category of spiders is mostly made up of black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. Each have their own characteristics that make them fairly easy to identify. If you have an infestation of either spider species, professional services should be called to keep your risk of getting bit low.

  • The black widow spider characteristics vary per gender. Females are most recognized by the red hourglass shape under their abdomen. Male black widow spiders are lighter in color and have red or pink spots on their back. Females are about 1.5 inches long, and males are only half their size.
  • Brown recluse spiders are light brown – tan in color and have a characteristic dark brown violin marking on their back. These spiders are attracted to clutter and can be found in woodpiles, inside of clothing, and inside storage areas.

Common Spiders

There are many spiders that may not be dangerous, but can still be a nuisance. There are two types of common spiders, hunter spiders and web-building spiders. Each has their own characteristics just as the dangerous spiders do. This information should be used to ensure your problem spider is not dangerous.

  • Hunter spiders get their name due to their eating habits. Spiders like wolf spiders, jumping spiders, nursery web spiders, and crab spiders actually hunt down their prey rather than wait for it to come to them! Some of these spiders may be large enough to bite and cause swelling and pain, but pose no further danger such as the black widow or brown recluse. Because of their large size, the wolf spider for example, will alarm people and scare them away with their presence.
  • Orb weavers are a type of web-building spider. These webs are not like others. They build distinctive large round/circular webs. These spiders may be the most cosmetically annoying spiders.

Why Do I Need To Call A Professional?

Spiders like the black widow and brown recluse pose great threats to humans. Their bites can cause severe reactions including severe pain at the bite site, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever, and muscle pain. These spiders generally do not bite unless they feel threatened, so attempting to control these insects may cause them to react defensively. Most spider species will build webs low to the ground and out of view, making it difficult to find them and control the problem.

Critter Control of Santa Fe will offer professional spider removal and control. Your technician will get rid of the spiders and help prevent them from returning.

Give us a call for a solution to your spider problem at (505) 545-8891.

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