House Spiders In Phoenix Can Be A Real Headache

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Nobody wants to see a spider crawling through their house. Unfortunately, several types of spiders are native to Phoenix. Having spiders in your home could indicate that you have bigger problems around your property. If you are seeing an increasing number of spiders around your house, Green Flash Pest Control is here to help. We have been providing first-rate pest control in Phoenix for years and know how to overcome the challenges associated with spider control. 

The Types Of Spiders That Invade Phoenix Homes

Phoenix is home to several types of spiders. Fortunately, not many spiders in this area pose a serious health risk to humans. Here is a look at some of the various types of spiders that you are most likely to find in your home:

  • Wolf spider: Wolf spiders may look scary but want nothing to do with humans. They love to eat insects, such as crickets and cockroaches.
  • Cellar spider: This spider likes to hide in dark and damp spaces. These spiders are common in basements and cellars, which is where they get their name. They also have slender bodies and incredibly long and thin legs. Some people refer to them as "daddy long legs" because they have such long legs.
  • Arizona brown spider: The Arizona brown spider is a close relative to the brown recluse. These spiders have light brown bodies with dark markings on their heads and backs, resembling a violin. However, the Arizona brown spider's marking is slightly less distinct.
  • Black widow spider: Male and female black widows do not look too much alike. The female black widow has a shiny black body that is round and has an hourglass marking on its abdomen. The male black widow is usually a dark brown color and will sometimes have dull orange spots covering its body.

If the spiders in this area cannot find a reliable food and water source outside, they will look for it in your home.

Most Spiders Are More Of A Nuisance Than A Danger

There are very few spiders in this area that are actually dangerous. Both the black widow and the Arizona brown spider have venom considered medically dangerous to humans. The brown recluse is also a poisonous spider; however, you'll rarely see them in this part of Arizona. 

All the other spiders in Phoenix are pretty much harmless to humans. Some spiders can bite humans. But they are rarely known to be aggressive and will only bite if they feel threatened. If you do get bitten by one of the common house spiders around here, it may cause slight pain and swelling, but it should go away in a few hours or days. 

How And Why House Spiders Come Inside

Spiders will come into your home in search of food and water. You may soon have spiders in your home if you have a leaky faucet or a busted pipe. 

Seeing spiders in your home could also indicate that you have a secondary pest infestation. Because spiders love to eat insects, if you consistently see more spiders entering your home, you could have some kind of insect infestation on your property.

The Safest Way To Remove Spiders From Your Home

It can be difficult and dangerous to try and handle a spider infestation on your own. At Green Flash Pest Control, we have over 25 years of experience in the pest control industry. We can eliminate all spiders from your Phoenix home and keep them away for good. Call today for a free inspection.