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Identifying Spiders: Venomous or Not?

Spiders are unwanted creatures in your home. Not only are some people terrified of them, but they can also pose a health risk if they are poisonous. In some cases, it can be hard to identify a poisonous spider from that of one that is non-venomous. Here at A-Academy Pest Control, we know the importance of not having spiders in your home, no matter whether or not they are poisonous. When we come out, we will help with identifying spiders in your home and let you know how we can treat the issue.

Potential Spiders that Might be Lurking in your Home

Our area is home to several different spiders. Most of them are of the non-venomous variety. Spiders like the common house spiders, and orb weavers are not poisonous to humans. The area is home to 3 different poisonous spiders.

Black Widow

The black widow spider is easily identified. This spider will be black with a red hourglass design on the abdomen. In some cases, the hourglass may be yellow. Black widow bites can be life-threatening.

Brown Recluse

The brown recluse spider can be hard to identify. In some cases, people will mistake brown recluses for wolf spiders or normal household spiders. The telltale sign of a brown recluse spider is that it is brown with a violin pattern on its abdomen. A bite from the brown recluse spider can cause death, skin decay, and infection.

Sac Spider

The yellow sac spider is not as venomous as the black widow and the brown recluse. However, it can cause skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, and cramps.

It is important to note that some common house spiders, even though they are not considered poisonous, can cause some nasty bites. For example, the wolf spider can cause a painful bite and can lead to skin infections if not properly treated. If you see a spider, look to make sure that you make a spider identification to be on the safe side. Knowing the spider identification will help treat the bite if a spider in your home bites you.

Treating your Home for Spiders

If you see a spider in your home, the chances are that there are more lurking around. Spiders are typically found in dark corners of your home, closets, and pantries. If left untreated, spiders can breed and created more spiders to live throughout your home. If it is the poisonous variety, you may be putting your family and your pets at risk.

If you want to ensure that your home is spider-free, please give us a call at A-Academy Pest Control today. We will not only help with identifying spiders but getting rid of them as well.


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