Of all the pests that we encounter, few send people running quite like spiders. Whether you suffer from arachnophobia or not, most of us don’t enjoy the sudden appearance of an unwanted spider in our home. At Action Pest Exterminating, we specialize in pest control services and dealing with creatures just like these, and we think it’s important for residents of North Carolina to know just what kind of creatures they could be dealing with.
These common spiders are brown or yellow in color and have small bodies with long legs. The cellar spider is nothing to worry about. They’re not poisonous and they generally won’t try to bother humans or pets. Best of all, they eat other pests, including other spiders that could pose more of a problem.
Yellow Sac Spiders
These small spiders are yellow, as their name implies, but can also look more green or beige. These spiders do have venom that can affect humans, but the bites are usually no more than an itchy irritant. They often hunt at night, so you may not see them too often.
Orb Weaver Spiders
These spiders come in a variety of sizes and can have different coloring, so they can be hard to identify. The giveaway is their webs. If you notice spiral wheel-shaped webs in your home or garage, orb weaver spiders are likely the culprit. They’re reluctant to bite humans, so they’re generally not a big threat.
Giant House Spiders
These spiders measure about two to four inches in leg span and can come in a variety of colors. They can be dark brown, beige, or they could come in other shades. They’re generally more scared of you than you are of them.
Black Widow Spiders
Most people know about this particular species. The red mark on their back is the obvious sign that you’re dealing with a black widow. They can frequently be found hiding under things or in dark areas, so take caution when exploring your garage or shed. Wearing heavy gloves is a good idea, because a surprised black widow could end up biting you. Bites from this venomous spider could end up requiring medical attention.
Brown Recluse Spiders
These are one of the more dangerous venomous spiders out there. Fortunately, they’re not very common. As with black widow spiders, take care when cleaning out areas like basements, garages, and sheds. While they are frequently misidentified, if you think that you have been bitten by a brown recluse spider, you should seek out medical attention. Their bites can cause terrible pain and complications.
False Black Widow Spiders
As the name suggests, these spiders look a lot like the black widow spider. They just lack that red hourglass marking on their back. Their bites are less severe than those of the actual black widow spider, but they can still be quite painful.
Your Pest Removal Team in Midland, NC
So if you encounter any of these spiders in your home, garage, or yard, don’t despair. The pest removal and bug control teams here at Action Pest Exterminator are ready to assist you. Contact us at (704) 269-4162 today!