Spiders can and will bite if given the opportunity. Depending on the species, the bite might be as minor as an itchy annoyance or as major as flesh deteriorating wound or even fatal. Spider bites should need treatment as soon as possible. Seeking immediate attention from a doctor for a spider bite like a Brown Recluse’s can save your life. A spider’s venom is treatable but you have to act fast. Usually, hospitals in the area will have anti-venoms on hand to help with the most common spider bites. The less severe spider bites will be as itchy as a mosquito bite, with the most damage being from scratching and itching the area.
This Is How To Deal With Spiders
Spiders hate tea tree oil, mint, lavender and vinegar. A combination of these ingredients can help keep spiders away from your home. If you want to avoid being bitten by spiders, you may want to leave them alone and let professionals deal with them, especially if you run into a cluster. Pest Proof Pest Management will use all natural solutions that will help keep spiders away from you and your family. Call us now.
General Information About Spiders
Spiders are air-breathing arachnids. They set up habitats worldwide, except for places like Antarctica. Some of the most common spiders in the United States are American House Spider, Black widows, Long-Bodied Cellar Spider, Brown Recluse, Sac Spiders, Jumping Spiders, Wolf Spiders and the Hobo Spider. There are many different spiders, and each has its own characteristics. Some are harmless, and some are very poisonous and can be fatal to humans and other living organisms. Spiders are predators and prey on other insects and spiders and depending on the region; some spiders prey on small birds and lizards. Spiders use their fangs to inject their victim or attackers with venom. The venom, depending on the species of spider, could kill a living organism if not treated right away.
A group of spiders is called a cluster. Clusters can be made up of a few spiders to thousands of spiders. Spiders like to live secluded, and away from all dangers to themselves and their group, this is why you’ll find webs in corners of rooms, or behind boxes and furniture. If there is an area in a room, like a garage that hardly sees any commotion or movement, you may find many webs there as well. Although spider-like to live secluded, they will attack if provoked.
A female spider can lay between two and one thousand eggs. The female will then create a protective cover for the eggs known as an egg sac. The spider will then move the pouch to a high area where it will be safe until the eggs have hatched. The mother will sometimes stay with the babies until they hatch; others may leave or die. Spiders like the wolf spider will carry the egg sac on her back. Once the eggs have hatched, the babies will cling to her body, and she will take them around until they are ready to move on by themselves. Spiders can be frightening and most humans have a fear of them. Most times we don’t know if the spider is poisonous or harmless. Our experts will help you take care of any spider issue you may have.
How To Identify Spiders
When you see a spider, it is pretty easy to know it’s a spider. The hard part is determining what kind of spider it is or if it is venomous or not. A spider is made up of two parts. The front section is the cephalothorax, and the back is the abdomen. In the cephalothorax is made up of the eyes, fangs, brain, stomach and the glands that make the venom. The spider’s legs are also attached to the cephalothorax. The abdomen is where the spinnerets (the silk-producing glands) are. The spider’s abdomen is covered in oil which keeps it from sticking to its webs. The spider’s legs have many hairs; this helps the spider sense movement and smells in the air.
Spiders also vary in size and color. A spider’s characteristics are based on its species, even the type of web they spin. Spiders can be black, red, brown and a variety of other colors. Some use their characteristics to scare off predators or trick their prey. A good example is the Black Widow. The red “I” shape on their abdomen will often trick predators into thinking it’s the eye of a bigger animal. Some spiders spin webs and will place themselves in the middle of the web, and because of their shape and color, some prey will fly into the web thinking it is a flower. There are many species of spiders. Many located in your home, outside of your home or very close to your home. Let Pest Proof Pest Management help you seek out these unwanted guests and keep them away for a long time.