Enemy Hiding Within Your Home – Spider

black widow spider in Arizona

You would think your home is a safe haven from the dangers of the outside world, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Within your walls live many different types of spiders, many of which have venomous and lethal bites. Knowing how to identify them could literally save your life, and most live in very specific areas of your house, so depending on where you a spider, you can eliminate possible culprits. Needless to say, learning about the dangerous spiders that are sharing your abode is just plain common sense.

The brown recluse spider can be found all over the United States, but primarily inhabits the South Western states such as Arizona. While these spiders are deadly, they are not aggressive, only biting if it feels threatened. If you do get bitten by a brown recluse, you could be dealing with tissue loss and necrosis. Symptoms of the bite include fever, itching, shock, restlessness, and vomiting.

Much like the brown recluse the black widow spider can be found to inhabit South Western states like Arizona. Black widows are also not aggressive, but will bite if threatened.  A black widow’s venom can be up to 15x stronger than a rattlesnake. However, only a small number of fatalities are reported from their bites. Young children, the elderly and small animals are more susceptible to venom and should seek medical attention immediately following a bite.

These are just a few of the house spiders you should be looking out for, but there are many more, so do your research. It could save your life.

Have you found any deadly spiders in your home? If you have and need help removing them please feel free to contact Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today!


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