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Pest Control Services : Spiders

Pest Control Services : Spiders

Texas is a state that has a unique characteristic, in that it has many different climates and terrains. This allows for the development of many different types of insect populations spread throughout the entire state. One might think that the dangerous spider population would also be quite numerous. This, however, is not the case. Throughout the entire state, there are only two types of spiders who pose a danger to the human population. The most dangerous threat is presented by the black widow spider. The spider likes to live in or around sites that give some kind of shelter and hide its presence. Very often they may be found inside garages or basements, in dark corners. Sometimes they build their webs behind obstacles that are stored alongside buildings such as wood stacks or other debris. In all cases, you should exercise caution when moving items of storage to prevent bites from startled black widows. The black widow is not an aggressive spider, except during the egg-laying cycle. For the most part, she is shy and avoids human contact. Regular pest control services will negate the ability of the spider to find adequate food to support its lifestyle. San Antonio Spider Control< spider control

The other dangerous spider in Texas is the brown recluse, The brown recluse is the most common of the brown spiders. It is identified by the violin-shaped markings on the top of their cephalothorax (fused head and thorax). Brown recluses also often hide in dark, dusty places, like under piles of wood or even inside homes. Brown recluse spiders get around by hitchhiking on furniture boxes and other items from infested structures. They are hardy spiders who can go for long periods of time without eating, which works well for their “hitchhiking” habits. Like most spiders, the brown recluse typically only bites when disturbed, and most of the time people don’t know that they’ve bothered one until it’s too late. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program reports that this may happen if a spider is caught in bedding or clothing. spider extermination

The main characteristic that combines these two is the type of the bite. Both spiders render a necrotic tissue bite. This means that cellular deterioration occurs from the center of the bite and emanates outward. This leaves a scar that often requires skin grafting to repair. In severe reaction cases, it can lead to amputation. In both cases, regular pest control will help to abate all of the spiders and keep them from living in your home. The simple truth is that unless you spray a spider directly, you will most likely not kill the spider. However, if you are diligent in controlling other insect populations then you will take away the food source and make your home a non-desirable area for spiders to live. Call our Pest Control experts today and let us inform you further of our program and what we can do to build a secure, pest-free environment for your home.

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