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An arthropod known to frighten humans at mere thought is the spider. There are between 30,000 and 50,000 species of spiders, all with silk-producing glands. The predatory spider utilizes its web to trap birds, frogs, flies, mosquitoes, mice, and other pests.
The spider belongs to the Araneae order, which is known for its elbow-shaped legs, dangerous venom, and fangs. Fortunately, spiders are not known to attack humans or animals even when provoked. In fact, they are more likely to run away than face danger head-on. The spider is one of the longest-living pests, surviving up to 25 years in controlled environments.
Differentiating between the male and female spiders is generally easy. The larger of the two genders is the female. When the male and female spiders are side by side, the female will almost ways be larger. In some cases, the female is significantly larger than her male counterpart.
The spider’s body, legs, and face are covered with thin fur. The legs have what look like spikes “pedipalps” to help the arthropod climb on all kinds of surfaces.
Most species of spiders live in solitary environments. They live, travel, and eat alone. However, there are some social spider species that live in colonies.
Do Spiders Spread Disease To Humans?
All spiders are venomous, some more than others. Highly venomous species of spiders pose a health risk to humans. The transfer of highly toxic venom is transferred to its victim with the help of fangs. Unlike some species of pest, spiders do not have teeth, but this does not make the arthropod any less dangerous.
As previously mentioned, spiders prefer to run away than face humans head-on. Venomous spider bites have been linked to skin necrosis (death of skin). In rare cases, the venomous spider bite resulted in systemic toxicity and even rarer, death.
Why Are Spiders In My Garage?
Spiders are drawn to insect-infested areas like ponds and rivers. Their preferred environment is one with high humidity and minimal light.
What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders?
An effective strategy to eradicate spiders consists of industrial-grade pesticides. An infestation is rare in solitary spider environments. Social spiders are more likely to cause an infestation in crawlspaces, basements, garages, sheds, and outdoors around firewood and compost piles.
Is Spider Pesticides Dangerous?
Pesticides are available in various formulas and strengths. Natural, organic, and conventional formulas are available in standard-, commercial-, and industrial grades. All pesticide manufacturers are required to heed US Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” regulations. The EPA created a set of guidelines for pesticide production and treatment to protect the environment.
When Will The Dispatcher Be Available For A Spider Inspection?
Between 24 and 48 hours, we will dispatch a qualified pest control technician to your home.
Is It Possible To Avoid Future Spider Problems?
Yes, with an effective spider prevention strategy. Implement the prevention strategy by sealing all access points into your home. Spiders utilize small- to large-sized holes and gaps to access the interior of buildings. They also utilize utility passages to access basements and crawlspaces.