It happens to everyone eventually--you look down into the corner of your living room and find that a spider has made its own little web in your space. This may not be a cause of alarm for you; perhaps you simply grab a shoe or a broom and dustpan to relocate the creature. However, one spider can suggest a much bigger problem. Read on for the reasons why seeing spiders in your home means you should contact a professional exterminator.
A single spider may not seem like much, but if one is present, more will follow. Spiders can enter your home through cracks or open spaces, and they love the dark and damp. Places like basements and bathrooms are perfect homes and breeding grounds for them.
If a spider lays eggs in your home, you now have a potential infestation on your hands. The babies that hatch will eventually search for a crawl space or corner to lay eggs of their own.
Although many spiders will not harm you and are in fact quite skittish, you still run the risk of being bitten. Unfortunately, some spiders in your area might be aggressive or poisonous. The ones to watch out for are the yellow sacs, brown recluses and black widows.
Yellow Sac Spiders
Yellow sac spiders are generally more aggressive than their common counterparts. Although you are more likely to find them outside, they can and do enter homes in search of high places to weave their webs. Frustratingly, a yellow sac bite can sometimes be mistaken for a brown recluse bite, since both wounds can cause skin cells to die. While their venom is not known to kill, you still run the risk of anaphylactic shock from a bite, so take caution.
Brown Recluse Spiders
Brown recluses are, in fact, poisonous, and can usually be found in places that have little light. Their other name is the “fiddleback spider,” because their distinctive marking is a violin shape on their backs.
Black Widow Spiders
Black widows love to hide both inside and outside; check wood piles for their presence and give any slippers you haven’t worn in a while a good shake before putting them on. They are incredibly easy to recognize since their marking is a red hourglass on their backs, which stands out against their black bodies. They, too, are incredibly poisonous.
Call A Professional
Now that you’ve spotted a spider, it’s time to take action. Our team of trained professional exterminators is here to help by crafting a treatment plan tailored specifically to your home. Contact Premium Termite & Pest Control today to schedule your inspection.