Spider Pest Control Pasadena, TX
Expert Spider Pest Control in Pasadena, TX
Are you noticing webs around your house? Just like other pests, spiders can be a nuisance to have around and can be poisonous. They may have entered your property through the smallest cracks and crevices, and open windows. It’s also possible that they hitchhiked on toys from the backyard or other items carried from another place.
While most spiders are harmless, some are not so it’s not worth taking chances. Let our team at Big Dave’s take care of your spider problem. We have more than three decades of experience in providing safe and effective treatments. We can also help you prevent recurring infestations. Call us now for a free quote or to schedule an inspection.
Common Spiders In Pasadena, Texas
Not all spiders found on your property are poisonous. However, it’s still crucial to know which ones are the most dangerous in order to better protect your home and family.
Brown Recluse Spider
Brown recluse spiders have dark brown violin-shaped marks on their cephalothorax. The cephalothorax is the part of their body to which their legs attach. They are also known to have uniformly light-colored legs and abdomen, as well as fine hairs on their legs.
These spiders love hiding in undisturbed, dark, and dry places. When inside properties, they seek shelter in cardboard boxes, basements, and storage closets. Outdoors, you can find them in sheds, garages, and woodpiles.
Brown recluses are passive hunters. While they attack live prey, they are timid, shy spiders, and readily feed on insects that are already dead. Moreover, they rarely attack unless provoked. When threatened, they bite using their short fangs.
Hobo spiders are not aggressive, but are protective of their young and can bite if they perceive a threat. They are light to medium brown with no markings and no bands. Females’ abdomens are a bit bigger compared to that of males.
Just like other spiders, they prefer to live in moist, dark areas. They are poor climbers and are rarely found above ground level. You’ll often see them behind furniture, under radiators, in between boxes, basements, and other crawl spaces.
These insects are funnel-web weavers. They simply wait at the rear of their funnel-shaped web, until a victim unwittingly stumbles into the trap. Unlike other webs, theirs are not sticky. Once the prey becomes tangled, they attack it before it has time to escape.
Brown Widow Spider
This type of spider is quite difficult to identify because of their close resemblance and coloration to young black widows. Brown widows are usually brown to dark black in color, with orange or yellow markings on their abdomen. Unlike black widows, they have a geometric pattern on their abdomen’s upper side. In addition to that, their legs have white and black stripes. Their color variation can disappear or fade as they age.
They prefer to build webs in dark, undisturbed areas close to the ground. Outdoors, brown widows live underneath furniture, behind shrubs, and inside irrigation boxes. They don’t prefer to live indoors, but they do when the need arises. Remember, they get inside properties looking for water, food, or shelter. For example, if there are ants or other small insects in your kitchen, most likely, you’ll attract spiders indoors.
They eat many kinds of insects, depending on what their irregular, 3-dimensional shaped web catches. Since they have poor eyesight, the vibrations on their webs alert them of newly captured prey, as well as incoming predators.
Black Widow Spider
Black widows are poisonous and are one of the most dangerous spiders in the United States. Make sure you can recognize this insect, in case you come across one around your yard.
Female and male black widows don’t look the same. Females have more distinct, shiny black bodies with a red hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of their abdomen. They are also longer at 1.5 inches. Males, on the other hand, are lighter in color, and around half the size of females.
Black widows are comb-footed spiders. This allows them to cover their prey with silk, once trapped in their web. They eat a wide range of insects that get tangled in their web, from flies and mosquitoes to beetles, caterpillars, and grasshoppers. To feed, they puncture the insect with their fangs. Then, they administer enzymes that liquefy the corpse’s bodies and suck up all the resulting fluid.
This notorious spider typically hangs in and around burrows, crawl spaces, drainage pipes, and hollow logs. Don’t be surprised if you see them around your garage, air vents, attic, and other dark, cluttered areas around your home.
Black Widow Bite
Black widow spiders aren’t aggressive and only bite when they feel threatened. While their bites are rarely fatal, they can still cause uncomfortable, serious symptoms. Black widow bites are known to cause severe muscle cramping and pain, most especially in the back or abdomen. In most cases, the patient only feels the cramps, not the bite.
If you unexpectedly encountered one and got bitten, you will want to see a doctor asap. Reactions to the venom start about 30 minutes after the bite. Venom can spread from the bitten area to the other parts of your body. It can damage your nerves, organs, or muscles.
Whether you’re experiencing minor pain or severe symptoms like convulsions, call 911 right away. Early treatment is crucial, most especially for children and the elderly. But, whatever your age is, it’s still best to seek medical assistance immediately. The severity of the reaction depends not just on your age, but also on your physical health condition.
Anti-venom is usually given to patients with high blood pressure, having trouble breathing, or pregnant. The treatment also includes benzodiazepines, like diazepam (Valium) or lorazepam (Ativan). In some instances, patients are given opioids such as fentanyl or morphine.
Here are some first aid measures to keep in mind in case of a spider bite emergency:
- Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.
- Apply an ice pack wrapped in a cloth over the bite site.
- If the bite site is on your leg or arm, elevate it to prevent swelling. You should only elevate after you get treatment when the bite is from a poisonous spider.
Organic and Traditional Spider Control Solutions
Three-Prong Spider Control Approach
Our experts conduct intensive inspections on properties to quickly locate spiders, their webs, and their eggs/sacs.
2. Spider Treatment
We do controlled applications of specific pest control products in targeted areas to kill existing spiders. We also put barriers in place to keep them out of your home moving forward. We have both organic and traditional pest control options for this.
3. Maintenance Program
Spider treatments, like any other pest treatment, need to be reapplied every 90 days. This is why it’s recommended that you sign up for an affordable year-round pest control plan.
- Tidy up closets, basements, attics, and garages.
- Clear away spiders’ food sources by reducing the presence of other insects.
- Seal up your foundation’s cracks and crevices and make sure to install sweeps on your doors.
- Trim bushes and trees. See to it that they’re not touching your house.
- Wash and hose off spider webs immediately upon seeing them outside your house.
Did You Know?
- Spiders are present on every continent except for Antarctica.
- Spiders prefer to hide in shady areas not because they want to take a break from the sun, but because that’s where they like to drink.
- Around one million spiders inhabit one acre of land with up to 3 million in tropical regions. It’s estimated that we are never more than 10 feet from a spider!
- The deadliest spiders include the black widow, funnel web, and brown recluse spiders.
Getting Rid of Spiders? Call Big Dave’s for Help!
Big Dave’s offers professional solutions for spiders and all pests in Pasadena, Texas. When it comes to guaranteed pest control, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is at your service. Contact us now for a free quote, or to schedule a service call.
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