Spiders in your Phoenix home are unsightly, scary, and can make you uncomfortable in your own house. Not all spiders are harmless, either; some can be very dangerous. In Phoenix, certain species like the black widow have toxic venom that can result in illness or even death. That’s why your pest control should also involve eliminating spiders. Call Green Flash Pest Control now for the best pest control in Phoenix.
You don’t have to contend with sharing your space with these fierce creatures that can affect your health. This guide will look at different types of spiders in Phoenix and how to repel spiders.
The Ten Most Common House Spiders
There are more than 40,000 spider species globally, 3,000 of which reside in North America. Some of these spiders live outdoors, while some are house spiders. The ten most common household spiders include:
- The American house spider: Also known as a domestic spider or Achaearanea tepidariorum, the American house spider is the most common of all house spiders. Domestic spiders are gray and have some white marks. They are small with round abdomens.
- Wolf spiders: Wolf spiders are hairy and can be brown, black, or gray. They are large, reaching more than an inch long. They don’t spin cobwebs; instead, they hunt their prey and catch them.
- Black widow spiders: Black widow spiders are dangerous because they bite people. These are shiny black spiders with red hourglass-shaped marks under their abdomens. Some have red marks on their backs.
- Brown recluse: Brown recluse spiders are brown with violin-shaped marks on their heads and backs. They have six eyes.
- Daddy longlegs: Daddy longleg spiders have round bodies and very long but thin legs. They like living outside but may also hide under your siding.
- Hobo spiders: Hobo spiders are tannish-brown and look mottled with lighter and darker spots at the top of their heads. Hobo spiders are pretty hairy and like hiding in shoes, beds, and clothing.
- Jumping spiders: There are many types of jumping spiders with colors ranging from striped black to solid black with some markings. They have big eyes and can live almost anywhere in the house.
- Yellow sac spiders: Yellow sac spiders are yellowish or pale beige with dark V shapes on their bodies. They like building cobwebs where the walls meet the ceiling or corners.
- Orb-weaver spiders: Orb-weaver spiders like building huge webs in the morning. Later, they tear down the webs and create new ones the next day. They can be gray or black with smooth, spiny abdomens.
- Grass spiders: Grass spiders are brown, so you can confuse them with brown recluse spiders. However, they have longer spinnerets, which distinguish them from recluse spiders.
There is a wide variety of spider species that may make their way to your home, but none of them are welcome. If you're noticing more spiders than usual, give the pros at Green Flash Pest Control a call.
Identifying The Type Of Spider In Your Home
Because there are so many different types of spiders, it may be challenging to know which species has invaded your home. But you can understand that spiders are in your home if you notice spider webs, spider egg sacs, and spiders’ shed skin.
Identifying house spiders can only be possible if you know their characteristics, the types of webs they create, and their body structure. If you aren't certain about what kind of spider is in your Phoenix home, Green Flash Pest Control can help. Give us a call to find out more about our spider control services.
Do All Spiders Bite Humans?
Spider bites are rare because these creatures aren’t built to battle with humans and other big animals. However, spiders do bite, especially if they are threatened. Some spiders can kill you, while others are harmless. Some venomous spiders with fangs that can penetrate your skin include banana spiders, black widow spiders, wolf spiders, camel spiders, hobo spiders, and brown recluse spiders. Reactions to spider venom vary from person to person and depending on the species of spider.
Knowing how to identify them is best so you can avoid their painful bites. Basically, avoiding disrupting any spider you might come across in your home can help you stay safe.
The Key To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home
You can keep spiders away from your home with a few simple tips:
- Seal gaps and holes around utilities.
- Seal cracks in walls.
- Seal gaps above sill plates and around door frames and windows.
- Replace or repair damaged window and door screens.
- Install door sweeps.
- Replace worn-out and old weatherstripping.
- Align double doors with no seals.
- Declutter your house.
- Dispose of garbage properly.
If you have a spider infestation, don’t struggle to get rid of spiders. Instead, call Green Flash Pest Control for professional spider control services. Call us today to inquire about our spider removal services.