Latin NameArachnida
LengthLarge variation
ColorMany different colors
FoodImportant Insect Preditor

How to get rid of this?.To get rid of pest problems, call Certified Pest Control.

About 1,200 different species of spiders live in the United States. Spiders are arachnids, related to mites, ticks and scorpions. Spiders, therefore, are not insects. Spiders differ from insects in three important ways:

  • Spiders have only two body regions (head and abdomen) rather than three.
  • Spiders have eight walking legs rather than six.
  • Spiders never develop wings, unlike many insects.

Spiders live everywhere, even inside homes, yet because they tend to hide, most people are unaware of their presence until the run into a web used to catch insects.  Spiders are a very important insect predators and help to keep insect populations in control.  Even though all spiders have venom-injecting fangs, only a very small minority are able to pierce human skin. Among this minority, only a few pose any threat to human health. The brown recluse and widow spiders are two well known, highly venomous examples.  It is important to know that spiders do not try to bite unless trapped or provoked.

It is a fact that while spiders are very beneficial most people are fearful of them and do not like to have them around. They can become annoying if they build webs that collect dust and debris, resulting in cobwebs. If you are ever bitten by a spider, try to capture the spider for identification and immediately call a doctor.  Prompt treatment can greatly decrease the danger of complications as a result of the bite.

PEST CONTROLSpiders are arachnids, not insects. We can get rid of spiders by use of commercial grade spider treatments.

Spiders don’t bite people very often. The brown recluse spider bite can result is horrible sores that can take a very long time to heal. Thankfully this spider is very non-aggressive and will not bite unless trapped against the skin. The bite is not painful at first and may not be noticed until a couple of hours elapse. If you susspect you might have been bitten, seek medical attention immediately.

The Certified Pest Control Technician can come periodically to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with SPIDERS.


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