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The biggest problem with spiders is that they are a harbinger of a larger problem. While spiders are among the scariest of household pests, they’re neither the dirtiest nor do they cause major damage. However, they do get judged in terms of their worst members. For instance, when I mention the word “spider”, your mind probably automatically goes to the black widow. However, black widow bites are rare and fatalities related to black widow spider bites are even rarer.
Nonetheless, spider infestations are a problem. Most folks don’t want spiders in their home. If you have spiders in your home, that likely means that you have some other kind of infestation. Ants, flies, and termites are all tasty meals for spiders.
If your home has a spider problem then, chances are, your home has an overall bug problem. Amco Ranger provides free inspections to those who have a bug problem they want to get rid of. Talk to us today and we can check out your premises and recommend a treatment plan.
- The black widow – The black widow is among the most dangerous spiders in North America. It’s easy to identify with the characteristic red markings on its all-black body. While they have a reputation for being deadly, they generally aren’t deadly to humans. In fact, they mostly avoid us. They hang out in mostly dank or dark places and enjoy meals of other insects. If you’re a human who has been bitten by a black widow, you should seek immediate medical attention. Their venom is a powerful neurotoxin that, in rare cases, is deadly.
- The brown recluse – The brown recluse is another venomous spider that is native to Missouri. It’s a light tan color. Like the black widow, it generally likes dark places with lots of other insects. It doesn’t like biting people and will go out of its way to avoid us. In cases where they do bite, the spider gets caught in a piece of clothing. While their venom isn’t as dangerous as the black widow’s, the bite should be treated with a triple antibiotic cream to avoid serious infection. If a serious infection does result from a bite, you may need medical attention.
- Wolf spiders– Wolf spiders are unique because they don’t hunt their prey by trapping them in webs. Instead, they hunt them (like wolves). They are quite common in the midwest and in Missouri. They will bite, but their venom is not generally harmful.
- The funnel web spider – Funnel web spiders are dark brown and have characteristic vertical stripes on their legs and body. Their foremost legs are the longest. They mostly feed on insects and are otherwise harmless to people.
- Cellar spiders – Cellar spiders are so named for their favorite place to be: Your basement. While they’re harmless to people, they could be a sign of a larger insect problem. They have very long legs and very small bodies.
- Garden spiders – Garden spiders like your garden. That’s because your garden supplies them with several breeds of flying insects like flies and bees which garden spiders eat. Garden spires are distinctive because of their yellow coloring and their venom is not harmful to humans.
How To Avoid Spiders In Your Home
Spiders go where the action is—and by action, we mean food! If your home has an insect problem, then chances are, spiders will find their way into your home the same way the insects came in. They’ll help control the insect population, but they won’t eradicate it completely. For that, you need a pest control specialist!
While it’s common to find a spider every once in a while, seeing a number of spiders very often is a sign of a bigger problem. That problem can result in significant property damage and more spiders setting up shop.
You can, however, avoid these problems by removing flood lights outside your home that draw flying insects or replace those lights with sodium vapor lighting. Sealing cracks around the foundation of your home will prevent insect invasions will reduce spiders as well. Shrubbery too close to your home can also cause problems.
Talk To A St. Louis Spider Control Expert Today
Amco Ranger provides free inspections to those who believe that they have a spider problem. We can determine how insects are making their way into your home and take care of any infestations that may be there. Talk to us today and let us help you work toward a bug-free home!
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