Spiders are generally harmless, and some people even consider them to be helpful around the house because they eat other insects. However, there are some dangerous spiders that you should be aware of, and if the infestation is bad enough you may even need to consider contacting professionals. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to spider removal.

Identify the Spider

Before you can determine whether or not you need to call a professional for spider removal services, you first need to identify the type of spider that is in your home. In most cases you can describe the spider in a search engine and it can help you identify the spider you’re dealing with. Searching for size, color and any distinct markings should help you narrow it down. Once you know what kind of spider it is, you can research whether or not it is dangerous.

Dangerous Spiders to Watch Out ForBlack widow spiders crawling on a web showing its belly, suspended over leaves

There are some spiders that are more dangerous than others. Some of the more dangerous ones can cause serious harm and even be deadly. Here are a few spiders to look out for:

Black Widow

These are very dangerous, and can cause serious harm to humans and animals. They usually have an hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomen that is red or orange in color. These spiders can cause severe muscle aches, nausea, and in extreme cases even death.

Brown Recluse

These spiders are also extremely dangerous, and can cause necrotic lesions (tissue death) if they bite you. They typically have a dark brown violin-shaped mark on their back. They are considered the most dangerous species in the United States and should be treated with severe caution.

Hobo Spiders

These are also very dangerous and can cause serious harm if they bite you. The spider has a distinct pattern of light and dark stripes on its cephalothorax (the front section of the spider’s body). A bite from this spider can cause extreme pain, sweating, nausea and even paralysis.

Spider Removal in Hard to Reach Areas

Spiders can sometimes be difficult to reach, especially if they are in hard-to-reach places like attics or crawl spaces. If you can’t seem to get rid of the spiders in your home, it may be time to call a professional for help. They will have the tools and expertise necessary to remove the spiders from your home quickly and safely.

How Many Spiders is an Infestation?Spiders in a webbed corner of a room

It can be difficult to determine whether or not you have an infestation on your hands. A good rule of thumb is that if you see more than one spider in a day, there is a chance that you have an infestation. If you see a more dangerous spider, even a single one, it is best to call a professional.

When to Call a Professional

If you have identified the spider as being dangerous or if the infestation has become severe enough to where you cannot handle it yourself, then it may be time to call a professional spider removal service. These spider removal services have all of the tools to safely and efficiently remove spider infestations from your home. They are also trained to handle dangerous spider species such as black widows and brown recluses, so they can safely remove them without putting you or anyone else in danger.

Prevent Pest Control

If you’re concerned about spider infestations in your home, call the expert spider removal services at Prevent Pest Control today. Our team of spider specialists has years of experience exterminating dangerous spiders like black widows and brown recluses from homes throughout the area. We use only safe and effective methods to quickly and permanently remove spider infestations from your home. Call us today for a consultation!

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