Spiders are a common household pest that forms webs around lamp posts, in doorways and dark spaces like basements, attics or ductwork. They are often found behind shrubs, under boards or along the siding of houses. Many species can survive months without food or water.
Some spiders, such as brown recluse and black widows, are not only a nuisance, but they also have a venomous bite.
Brown recluse spiders can be identified by a black line on their backside described as a fiddle or violin, and they have three pairs of eyes, as opposed to most spiders which have four pairs. Even with these distinct markings, brown recluse spiders and their bites are frequently misidentified.
Black widows are typically identified by a black body with an orange or red hourglass on the bottom of the abdomen, but some have only a red stripe, pair of dots or no markings at all. Their bite is potentially neurotoxic to humans, causing severe muscle pain or spasms. However, the name “widow” is inspired by a strain of the female species that devours the male spider after mating.
Special treatment and insecticides are required for brown recluse spiders and black widows.
Success requires experience, training, and the proper techniques and tools. Our experienced technicians are trained to identify and get rid of spiders in your home or business.