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Spider Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Spiders

Spiders are arachnids that frequently invade homes and businesses. This guide will answer your frequently asked questions about spider species, including which spider species you should be aware of, whether spiders pose a threat, how to get rid of spiders, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods and the largest order of arachnids; they rank seventh in species diversity due to the sheer number of different types of spiders that are out and about in the world today. Spiders have eight legs, fangs, and spinnerets to spin silk for their webs and between six and eight eyes (some species can have up to twelve eyes). Spiders also come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and sizes.

What types of spiders should I know about?

While there are many different types of spiders around the world, there are a few species that you need to pay extra attention to. These species are the ones that are most likely to invade your Del Rio property and cause infestations

  • Wolf spider: This spider is large, growing up to two inches, with hairy legs and tan coloration.
  • Black widow: This well-known spider has a shiny black body and a red hourglass marking on its abdomen.
  • Brown recluse spider: Another recognizable spider, the brown recluse is tan to light brown with a dark brown violin-shaped marking on its back behind its head.
  • Tarantula: A very large and distinct spider, the tarantula grows up to five inches, has long, hairy legs, and comes in a range of colors and patterns.
  • Web scorpion spider: This spider has a broad, flattened body that is often light brown to dark brown or a grayish-black in appearance

If you need further help identifying any of these species or determining if they are invading your property, don’t hesitate to reach out to Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio for more information on our spider control services.

Are spiders dangerous?

Spiders are fear-inducing creatures for many individuals, but not every spider you encounter is dangerous to the point of medical intervention; how dangerous a spider is, depends on their aggression levels and the amount of venom they carry. Most common household spiders may bite, but they won’t do more than leave an itchy or painful area.

The spiders you need to be careful of are the black widow and the brown recluse spider. Both these species have enough venom to be considered medically dangerous, and a bite from one of them will likely need medical attention. 

Additionally, spider bites may trigger allergic reactions in some individuals. Make sure to seek help from a medical professional if you experience trouble breathing or swallowing after receiving a bite from any spider.

What are some signs of a spider problem?

Spider infestations often bring with them a few noticeable signs. If you see any of these signs, chances are your property has a spider problem.

  • Visual sightings of spiders around exterior and interior areas
  • Spider webs collected around both indoor and outdoor spaces
  • An influx of pest prey around your property; this easy food source often encourages spider infestations
  • Spider egg sacs found around your property, usually in more secluded locations

When you recognize these signs around your property, contact Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio for removal assistance.

How do I get rid of spiders?

The best way to get rid of spiders is to trust our professional team at Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio. Expert spider removal assistance is incredibly helpful when combined with prevention tips like sealing up potential spider entry points, eliminating pest prey issues, and decluttering both indoor and outdoor spaces.

So, don’t hesitate to reach out when you see spiders on your property; Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio is ready to help you eliminate these creepy-crawly pests.

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