Why Get Rid of Spiders?
Spiders, while an important part of the natural ecosystem, are often bothersome, invasive and potentially dangerous around human habitation. Spiders can not only be a nuisance, but certain types of spider bites, such as the black widow or brown recluse can be deadly.
Spiders can be dangerous
Spiders can be a detriment to homeowners and the environment for several reasons. While some species of spiders are beneficial in controlling other insect populations, many species of spiders can be harmful to humans and pets.
Some spiders have venom that can cause health problems, ranging from minor skin irritation to serious medical conditions.
Spiders Cause Aesthetic Damage
Spiders can cause damage to homes by building webs and nests in and around the building, which can cause aesthetic issues and attract other pests.
Identifying Common Venomous Spiders in East Texas
Black Widow Spider
The black widow spider is identified by the brilliant red hour-glass shaped mark on the shiny black body of the female. They are widely feared because its bite results in severe pain that may take several days to subside. Such bites are rarely fatal but small children and elderly persons are at risk.
Black widow spiders construct irregular, scaffold-type webs usually near the ground level. These webs are almost always constructed in a protected site such as among items piled together, beneath boards, in firewood, and between boxes.
Black widows eat any insect they can capture. It is not true that the female always consumes her mate after mating, but it does frequently occur.
Brown Recluse Spider
The key identifying characteristics are the six eyes arranged in three pairs at the front of the head area and the fiddle-shaped marking on the back.
Any corner inside or outside is suitable for brown recluse spiders to construct their webs. These spiders are more common in garages, crawl spaces, and basements, as these areas are less disturbed and tend to harbor more insects.
Like most spiders, the brown recluse spider does not seek to bite people. The bite is usually accidental.
Control The Spider Population on Your Property
Overall, spiders can be a nuisance and a potential hazard in homes and the environment, making it important to take steps to control their populations.
Williams Pest Control can help homeowners and business owners with a spider invasion by providing effective and efficient spider control services.