FAQs on the Spiders

The most frequent home-invading insects are spiders. They are attracted towards prey pests and are a common pest in homes. If you have another pest problem you might also encounter spiders. Spiders and other insects go hand in hand so it’s better to hire professionals than do-it-yourself home pest control.

Are Spiders able to see through their eyes?

Arachnid spiders have eight legs. You will see spiders with less than eight legs if they are not present.

Depending on which spider you are, the number of eyes that you have will differ. Some spiders may have only eight eyes while others have six.

Is There a List of All Venomous Spider Species in the World?

It is a fact that all spiders can bite and have fangs. These are useful for subduing prey and defense. There is however a distinction between spiders with venom and those that can be venomous.

Only two species in North America are considered to be medically hazardous: the black widow or the brown recluse. These two species are common in North America. However, common house spiders are safe and can be found in your home.

What should I look out for to spot Common Poisonous Spiders

You will find brown recluse and black widow spiders around our region. It is important to know how and what to look out for.

Black widows only are considered dangerous by humans. They are easily identified by their brightly colored bodies, and orange or red hourglass markings. Males can reach about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length, and females have a shorter body than their male counterparts.

Black widows make their webs near the ground, in areas that aren’t exposed. They look messy and disorganized, not like the webs that spiders make in a wheel shape.

Because they share similar characteristics to other species, brown recluse spiders can be a bit more difficult to recognize. These are the facts:

  • These are light brown and have a dark brown string pattern.
  • These will never exceed 1/2 inch.
  • The hair will be uniformly colored and covered with hair.
  • They only have six eyes and not eight.
  • They create messy webs in secluded places, so if the web is out in the open, it doesn’t belong to a brown recluse.

The black widow and brown recluse do not bite aggressively. However, it can be easy to accidentally step too close or stick your hand too close to these pests, so it’s best to take preventative measures by working with pest experts to keep spiders away from your home.

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