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The spider is a member of the Aranea genus, with at least six eyes and eight legs. The arthropod utilizes its fangs to inject venom into its victims. There are around 40,000 spider species with the ability to create webs of various sizes utilizing their very own silk. They utilize their webs to entrap their prey, such as butterflies, flies, moths, mosquitoes, earwigs, fleas, ants, roaches, and other spiders. There are even reports of spider webs entrapping lizards and birds. The web is also utilized for housing colonies of up to 50,000 spiders. According to evidence, some spider species can survive up to 25 years in protected habitats. The adult male spider is slightly smaller than the adult female. The easiest way to differentiate between the two genders is the legs and palps (mouthparts). The adult male’s legs and palps are longer than the females. Spider species vary in size, some with furry legs and bodies and others with smooth legs and bodies.
Are Spider Bites Harmful?
Not all spider bites pose a health risk to humans and animals. Venomous and non-venomous spiders are not known to bite until they feel threatened. Venomous spider bites must be treated appropriately. While immediate treatment is not always necessary, the bite must be treated at some point because necrosis is a high possibility. There have been reports where people have been bitten by venomous spiders experiencing systemic toxicity. In severe cases, the victim has died due to complications of the venomous spider bite. Non-venomous spider bites are generally not dangerous. However, people with allergies may experience a mild allergic reaction that may or may not require medical intervention.
Why Is My Home Infested With Spiders
If an area in your home is dark and humid, it may be the ideal harbor for spiders. It is crucial to correct high-humidity areas in your home utilizing a dehumidifier and improved ventilation.
How To Eradicate Spider Infestations? When Should I Contact A Licensed Exterminator In Washington DC?
Spider infestations are very complex, especially in moderate to severe cases. What most people do not understand is to combat a spider infestation indoors, you have to combat the spider problem outdoors at the same time. The reason behind this theory is spiders that venture indoors were initially outdoors, which is why it is crucial to eliminate the source right from the get-go. Spiders can be found in piles of firewood, crawlspaces, basements, and other dark areas with humidity problems.
Is Spider Control Safe?
Our spider control treatments have been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The federal agency oversees the production and distribution of spider bait, traps, and eradication methods. Our EPA-approved spider control does not pose a health or safety risk to our patients because we follow the manufacturer’s recommendations of each brand. In addition to this, our exterminators and technicians have undergone extensive spider control training to ensure the safety and health of our customers and the community.
When Should I Expect The Exterminator To Arrive At My Home?
How To Prevent Future Spider Infestations?
As mentioned previously, spider infestations are complex. The more complex the spider infestation, the more strategic the pest control. Our spider eradication solution starts outdoors with the sealing off of interior access points. We utilize high-quality waterproof silicone to fill in cracks, crevices, and holes that could potentially be utilized by spiders to access your home. These openings are generally located around doors and windows, as well as sewer pipes and electrical wiring. Contact our local Washington, DC office to learn more about our spider management service.
Have Brown Recluse Spider Sightings Been Reported In Washington DC?
Brown recluse spiders are not a major problem in Washington, DC. In fact, this spider species is more commonly found in the south-central part of the nation and less often in Washington, DC. This is very fortunate for our community. However, it is crucial every DC resident be aware of the brown recluse and its venomous bite.
- Brown recluse spiders are generally not an issue in Washington DC
- Brown recluse spiders travel in large crates from one place to another
- Brown recluse spiders can survive in suitable environments
- Brown recluse spiders are not known to live outdoors
- Brown recluse spiders target homes with pets and/or children
- Brown recluse spiders exhibit timid behavior, resulting in fewer bites
- Brown recluse spider infestations do not spread from one home to another
- Brown recluse spiders are less likely to bite than some other spider species
Our spider control begins with a thorough visual inspection of the interior and exterior of a building structure. When it comes to eradicating spider infestations, exterminators must focus on the interior and exterior property lines.