No creature in nature causes the same level of irrational terror as spiders. People hate spiders, but the truth is, most spiders keep to themselves. They set up their little webs or eat other insects that are around. This second point is important because chances are, if you have a spider problem, you also have some other kind of insect problem.
Unlike other kinds of pest control, there are a number of DIY methods that can prove effective. Some of these are as simple as a rolled up newspaper. But if you have a serious spider problem, then you’ll want to call in Elevate Pest Control to help manage the situation. While DIY methods can reduce the chances of a major spider infestation, they don’t tend to deal with current infestations very well.
There are three main types of poisonous spiders native to North America. Those are the black widow, the brown recluse, and wolf spider. Of those, the black widow has the most poisonous venom.
Black widows are legitimately terrifying, yet very few people die each year because of black widow bites. This is largely because of antivenoms that are administered by hospitals. Also, the black widow’s bite is most dangerous to infants and those with compromised immune systems. If you’ve been bitten by a black widow, however, you will need to seek medical attention. A number of potentially deadly complications occur.
Besides the black widow, the brown recluse also is considered one of the most poisonous spiders in North America. Like the black widow, the brown recluse won’t go out of its way to bite people. In fact, the most common reason for a brown recluse bite is that the spider set up a home in your closet and managed to work its way into some parcel of clothing. You put the clothing on, and suddenly, you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse. While brown recluse bites aren’t nearly as dangerous as black widow bites, they can become infected. If you’ve found yourself with a major spider bite, you should clean the area with soap and warm water, apply triple antibiotic lotion, and watch to see if the area gets worse. If it does, that’s when you want to head to the hospital.
Wolf spiders are the next most common poisonous spider. Their bites are usually harmless. Unlike other kinds of spiders, the wolf spider doesn’t build a web. It uses its considerable speed to hunt down prey. If bitten by a wolf spider, you should check to make sure that the bite does not become infected.
Yellow sac spiders are one of the few spiders that will bite a person for no apparent reason. While this life strategy is of questionable benefit, it’s something that homeowners do have to deal with. These are the guys that like to set up webs between your ceiling and your walls. Their bites are generally not dangerous, but they can get infected if not properly treated.
Hobo spiders are also venomous. If you’re bitten by one you will know it. While their bites aren’t considered dangerous, they are painful.
Why You Probably Have A Spider Problem
More often than not, spider problems are caused by landscaping issues. Foliage and bushes near your home aren’t particularly interesting to spiders, but they are interesting to the things that spiders eat. If those things happen to make their way into your home, you can expect that the spiders will soon follow.
The same goes for floodlights. A lot of homeowners love floodlights. That’s okay, but the light draws a number of flying insects that are all food for spiders. You can reduce the allure of your home by switching your floodlights off or switching to bug-resistant lights.
There are some measures you can take that are effective against spider problems. Using diatomaceous earth around your shrubbery will prevent spiders from crossing those distances. While safe for larger creatures, diatomaceous earth is very sharp for spiders and cuts up their bellies as they try to move across it.
Find The Best Pest Control In Denver
If you have a spider problem, it’s something that you’ll need to address sooner or later. While spiders aren’t the most destructive creatures on earth for homeowners, they’re only in your home because potentially destructive insects are there too. Ants, termites, and flies all attract spiders. A Denver pest control expert will inspect your home and determine the best way to solve your problem. Talk to Elevate Pest Control today for a free inspection and for the best local spider control you can find.
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