Should Gilbert Homeowners Be Worried About Spiders?
Like most people, seeing a spider in your home can lead to a full-blown freak-out. Considering the way society portrays spiders, this is perfectly normal. They are the centerpiece of scary Halloween decorations; they pop out of nowhere in horror movies and generally get a bad reputation in pop culture.
The truth is that spiders aren’t the terrifying pest that we believe them to be and panicking at first sight of one is probably an overreaction. Most spiders are harmless and happy to hide in the dark corners of your home and catch other pests. However, there are a few species of spider in Gilbert that are dangerous. These are the black widow spider, the brown recluse spiders, and the tarantula.
Even if the spiders in your home aren’t dangerous, you still don’t want them around. That is where Green Home Pest Control comes in, providing quality pest control in Gilbert from trained professionals. Call us today and let us get started eliminating the spiders in your home and the other pests that may be attracting them.
Have Black Widow Spiders Invaded My Gilbert Home?
Black widow spiders are one of the few species of dangerous spiders that you may find around your Gilbert home. They are easily identifiable by their black color and distinct red hourglass marking on their abdomen. A common sign of black widow infestation is the messy, irregular webs they construct close to ground level.
Black widows prefer to make their nests in dry, dark locations. Some areas where you may find black widows include:
- Under stones
- In firewood piles and hollow tree stumps
- Crawl spaces
Be careful when entering any of these areas, especially if you haven’t been inside them in a while.
A black widow bite can be painful and dangerous, although, with proper medical treatment, they usually aren’t fatal. Symptoms of a black widow bite include increased blood pressure, sweating, nausea, and immediate pain at the sight of the bite.
If you are dealing with a black widow infestation, don’t try to handle it yourself. Our trained exterminators can quickly and safely eliminate your black widow problem, keeping you, your family, and your pets protected from these scary and dangerous spiders.
Are Brown Recluse Spiders In Gilbert Dangerous?
Brown recluse spiders are also known as fiddleback or violin spiders for the dark brown “fiddle-shaped” marking on their back. They are typically tan to brown in color and 1/4 to 1/2 inch in size.
A bite from a brown recluse is a serious medical issue that requires treatment. One of the issues with a brown recluse bite is that you may not feel it immediately. You will feel a stinging sensation and then an intense pain around the site of the bite that may take up to eight hours to develop. Symptoms of a brown recluse bite can include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- A small blister around the bite area
If left untreated, dead tissue will gradually fall away and lead to an open ulcer, exposing underlying muscle and bone.
If you suspect you have been bitten by a brown recluse spider, contact your doctor or go to an emergency room immediately, and if possible, bring the spider with you. Contact us today for a home pest control plan to ensure your Gilbert home remains free of brown recluse spiders and other spider species.
How To Get Rid Of All Types Of Spiders On Your Gilbert Property
Here in Arizona, we have over 15 unique spider species. While most are a nuisance pest that isn’t dangerous to people or pets, they are still not something you want hanging around your home.
Here are a few spider prevention tips that may help you keep these scary looking pests away:
- Seal any cracks or crevices around your home that spiders could use to gain entry.
- Reduce the amount of vegetation planted near your home.
- Remove potential harborage areas like fallen trees, woodpiles, and rocks from your yard.
- Check any bags, boxes, or outdoor decorations before bringing them inside.
- Reduce clutter inside your home, especially in dark areas like basements and garages.
The best thing you can do to prevent spiders around your home is to eliminate the other pests that spiders prey on with a home pest control plan from Green Home Pest Control.
If you are already dealing with a spider infestation, we specialize in spider control and removal. Our spider treatment and removal plans are eco-friendly, safe for you, your family, and your pets, and best of all, they are fast. We will work quickly and within your schedule to remove these annoying, scary, and sometimes dangerous pests.