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The Dangerous Spiders Of Terre Haute

black widow up close

It can be very unnerving to find spiders creeping around in your Terre Haute home, and most of those spiders can certainly be annoying, but most are fairly harmless. However, some spiders can actually be very dangerous, such as the black widow and brown recluse spider.

Brown recluse spiders are not usually aggressive, but if trapped or frightened they may bite. This can typically happen if they are hidden inside clothing that is being put on or if they get caught between your body and any surface. These spider bites are sometimes known for the necrotic venom that can cause a lot of damage to the skin. This venom can cause serious and painful lesions and even scars. Adult brown recluse spiders are tan or brown in color with a dark fiddle shape on their back. They prefer undisturbed places, in attics, crawl spaces, wall voids, closets, basements, and under furniture or appliances. Because of their ability to stay hidden, they are difficult to get rid of, hence their name recluse spider.

Black widow spiders are also not typically aggressive but will bite if necessary. Their venom can attack the nervous system and may cause breathing problems, tremors, fevers, and severe abdominal muscle cramping. These symptoms may lead to complications long-term. Black widow spiders are shiny black with a red-orange hourglass shape on their bellies, and they prefer to hang out in wood piles, basements, garages, wall voids, and sheds.

In order to prevent these and other types of spiders, you should be on the lookout for them in secluded, warm, and dark places. Seal off all entry points that include tiny cracks and crevices in the foundation of your home and the exterior walls. Regularly clean up your attic, basement, and sheds to keep spiders at bay. Keep all clothing off of the floor, and shake out shoes and clothing before wearing them. When possible, store clothing in containers with tight-fitting lids. Keep your home and yard free of debris and clutter that can be used as a hiding place, and most importantly call on your local pest control experts for spider control services.

If you are looking to eliminate the spiders in and around your Terre Haute home, you can call the professionals at Action Pest Control. We know how terrifying and dangerous some spiders can be and understand the urgency of getting rid of them. We offer professional spider treatments that are implemented by our highly trained technicians. This process will start with a thorough inspection of your home. They will then use appropriate methods and treatments that will be applied to even the most hidden and hard to reach places. In serious cases, we may recommend our fumigation services. Give us a call if you are encountering these scary pests, we have solutions that are guaranteed to help.