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Spiders (Araneae)

Treatments for this pest are included in these services:

It can be disconcerting to discover webs around or outside your home, let alone encounter a spider face-to-face (and its row of many eyes). It’s natural to feel uneasy about the presence of arachnids—especially when you have to clear out webs containing their dead prey. If you have children or pets, you may be concerned about potential bites. 

Though you and your family aren’t necessarily in danger if you have a spider problem, an infestation should be addressed right away. The experts at PURCOR can help rid your home of spiders and keep your family protected. Our pest professionals will identify the type of spider and successfully destroy any webs or nests that may be hiding in hard-to-reach places. Learn more about spiders and how PURCOR can shield your home or business.

Types of Spiders in the United States

As a nation with a diverse ecosystem, the United States is home to several kinds of spiders that may wander into your home. The 10 types of spiders you may find in this area include:

Are all spiders dangerous?

Unless given a reason to defend themselves, the majority of spiders won’t pose a physical threat to humans. However, do beware: If you believe you’ve been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, seek immediate medical attention. These particular types are known to inflict blisters, sores, and long-term skin damage if not treated promptly. In severe cases, these spider bites can even be deadly, especially for children.

It’s also possible to be bitten by a nonvenomous spider and still exhibit some symptoms. You may experience the following at the site of the bite:

  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Itching or irritation

Spider Prevention Tips

Spiders are naturally elusive creatures and prefer to stay out of sight. They hide in dark, quiet places, such as under beds, in cramped closets, or around attics and basements. 

The most effective way to prevent spiders from becoming an issue in your home is to consistently tidy those areas. By vacuuming and sweeping, you can clean up spiders’ egg sacs, scare off adult spiders, or remove other insect pests that they may be feeding on, such as silverfish. Be careful when cleaning, however, as a spooked spider could scuttle out and deliver a bite to defend itself. 

Spider Control Solutions

Before a spider—whether it’s a brown recluse or harmless house spider—causes any harm to your loved ones, bring in PURCOR. We strive to give you peace of mind and protection from these unwelcome eight-legged guests. If you need assistance with arachnids, contact our team for a pest control quote today!