Venomous Spiders Evansville Residents Need to Be Aware of in Fall and Winter
December 11, 2018
Spiders aren’t just creepy, they can be dangerous too. In Indianapolis, you should watch out for both black widows and brown recluse spiders. As the temperature drops, these spiders—along with other types—may use your warm, cozy home as their own to escape the cold weather. If there’s a way in they will surely use it. Wood piles, basements, closets, furniture, and inside wall voids are all places spiders will dwell inside a home. It’s important to be able to identify black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders and be aware of the dangers they pose.
Black widow spiders are glossy black and easily recognized by the red hourglass shape on their bellies. They have eight eyes arranged in two rows and grow to be about an inch and a half long. A black widow spider’s bite injects venom into the victim that will spread through the bloodstream and reach the nervous system. Aside from a nasty bite, symptoms may include severe abdominal cramping, fevers, tremors, and labored breathing. If you are bitten by a black widow spider, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Brown recluse spiders are tan to dark brown and often identified by the brown violin-shaped mark on their backs. Their bodies alone can be half an inch long and their leg spans may reach two inches. Brown recluse’s eyes are arranged in three groups of two in a semicircle. These spiders enjoy warm, dark environments. They will also bite when they feel threatened. The venom from a brown recluse spider can cause severe skin ulceration and scarring. Their bite can take up to three weeks to heal.
To keep these spiders from living in your home, decreasing clutter can be helpful, especially in places that are not frequently disturbed. Routine cleaning under furniture, in closets, and in basements can eliminate hiding places. Inspect shoes and clothes before wearing them to prevent bites. Keep laundry off the floor and be careful when picking up wood from the woodpile and while working in the garage. Glue board insect monitors may help against foraging spiders.
To rid your home of an infestation, the best thing to do is call professional pest control. Often you will see the males out and about in your home while the females stay hidden. This makes them extremely hard to eliminate. These spiders can reproduce relatively quickly and leave you with a large infestation on your hands. Action Pest Control is ready to help you eliminate these dangerous spiders from your home. Our Home Pest Control services provide protection for over 40 pests. You can read about what each plan provides on our Home Pest Control page.
At Action Pest Control, we have pest professionals that are qualified to provide state-of-the art brown recluse treatment programs. After inspecting the interior and exterior of your home, our technicians will recommend treatment services and provide the care suited for your home’s need. Don’t let dangerous spiders crawl around your home. Eliminate them with Action Pest Control Services! If you live in Evansville, contact Action Pest Control today to find out more.
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