Spiders You Should Know About

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Spiders You Should Know About

Tips from the Phoenix Spider Control Specialists at Anteater Exterminating Inc.

Spiders You Should Know About
Spiders are one of the many pests that threaten to invade homes, apartments, and restaurants at any given time. Spiders prefer dark, moist areas of the home, making them common to basements, attics, and inside the walls. In North America, there are two dangerous spiders that are common in many regions, and a few that make their homes in specific areas. If you come across any of these types of spiders in your home or place of employment, contact a pest control professional in your area to get the problem handled quickly and efficiently. Don’t wait until further issues arise.

Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown recluse spiders hide throughout the day in ceiling cracks, attics, piles of clothing, closets, and show boxes. Their bite can be deadly so it should be important to you to set up some home defense against pests in your household. They usually make their homes in the southern parts of the United States, being more apt to dry climates. They are about a half inch long and are tan or dark brown in color. They will have a shape like a violin on their backs, which makes them easier to identify. While bites from brown recluse spiders are rarely too dangerous, there can be a negative reaction involved. Blisters can form within the first 24 hours, followed by an open sore ten to fourteen days later. A bite from a brown recluse spider can take six to eight weeks to heal completely. If you are bitten, contact a medical professional so you can be treated properly.

Black Widow Spiders

While black widow spiders behave in mostly a timid manner, they can be very dangerous if they feel threatened. So it is in your best decision to contact a specialist in pest control in Phoenix, AZ. They make their webs in crisscross patterns in attics, garages, crawl spaces, and sheds. They prefer dark areas that allow them to stay clear of most of the daily traffic. They are marked by a red hourglass across the underside of their black abdomens, and their bites can be very dangerous. A bite from a black widow will be painful immediately and will produce pain that will continue for up to 48 hours after the bite. People with bad reactions will suffer headaches, dizziness, muscle spasms, and shortness of breath. In some cases, the bite can result in death. This occurs mostly in children and unhealthy adults, who will have trouble getting oxygen to the brain. If you or a family member suffer a bite from a black widow spider, get the area treated as soon as you can by a medical professional.

For detailed information about different types of spiders in North America, click here.


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