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Arthropods And Spiders
Most people do not know it, but spiders are arthropods that belong to the Araneae order. Spiders are unique because they have eight legs and many have eight eyes. Another thing to note is that spiders have fangs that they use to bite their victims and inject them with venom. In some cases, a spider’s venom can be deadly. Suffice to say, you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid getting bit by the spiders in your home. As for the spider’s prey, they have to worry about getting stuck in the spider’s web. Spiders can extrude silk and use this ability to build webs.
Small spiders will trap and kill other spiders and small insects. Some of the larger spider species will kill lizards, birds, and other prey. Although many spiders are solitary, others live in communal webs. When they do so, they can live alongside thousands of other spiders. When living in a safe environment, a spider can survive for more than 25 years, but they rarely survive a few years in the world. It is common for adult female spiders to be dramatically larger than their male counterparts.
Another big difference is the size of the spider’s mouthparts. If the fangs are larger, you’re dealing with a male spider. You’re also more likely to find male spiders in your home because they enter dwellings when searching for female mates.
Spider Bites Can Be Dangerous
You know that spiders can bite, so you’re worried that they’re going to be dangerous. How dangerous is a spider bite? Ultimately, it is hard to say, but most spider bites are indeed harmless. More than 90% of spider bites will be harmless, but a few can be severe. In rare situations, the spider bite victim will experience necrotic wounds or even death. The primary concern is that the victim is going to be injected with dangerous venom. If that happens, the victim will need to get medical attention as quickly as possible.
Even when the bite isn’t deadly, it will be painful and unpleasant. Suffice to say, it is wise to avoid getting bit by a spider in the first place.
Why Spiders Invade Homes
Why have spiders decided to invade your home? Well, it can happen for a number of reasons. First and foremost, there is a chance that the spiders in your home are searching for mates, food, or shelter.
Do I Need An Exterminator To Eliminate Spider?
Once you’ve confirmed a spider infestation in your home, tackling the problem rapidly is key. The only downside is that spiders are dangerous. As a result, you have to be cautious when dealing with this household pest. What is the best method for dealing with a spider infestation? First and foremost, you can try using DIY methods. However, there is always a risk that you’re going to get bit. If you’re worried about your health risks, hire us. We can remove the spiders from your home while eliminating the risks involved.
We Offer Safe Spider Removals
Some of our clients use unsafe solutions to deal with spiders in homes. Our company is different because we want to protect you throughout the process. We try to use natural methods when possible. However, we may need to rely on conventional methods to take care of the issue at hand. Don’t worry about it. We only use EPA-registered products to guarantee that our clients will be safe. We wouldn’t use dangerous chemicals in your home. More importantly, our exterminators have trained extensively so they’ll know how to use these products safely.
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Avoiding Spider Infestations
Is there a way to prevent spiders from invading your home? Although you can’t stop them all, you can reduce the risks. You’ll want to start by reducing the spider population outside of your home. Deal with clutter in your backyard. Get rid of woodpiles, leaf piles, and rock piles. Spiders will use these things to build webs, so you need to get rid of them immediately. Force them to go elsewhere and they won’t have a reason to enter your home.
Are Brown Recluse Spiders In Toronto?
Brown recluse spiders can live in Toronto, but it doesn’t happen often. You shouldn’t have an irrational fear of brown recluse spiders because there aren’t many of them in our area. They can make it to our area, but they usually don’t cause problems. Even if they enter your home, they likely won’t bite anyone in your home.
- It is uncommon to find the species in our area
- These spiders can travel in shipping containers and boxes
- If brown recluse spiders arrive in Toronto, they may live here
- Brown recluse spiders rarely live outside in our service area
- They can live in homes with kids and pets without biting anyone
- Brown recluse spiders are not aggressive, so they shouldn’t approach you
- These spiders do not travel from one dwelling to another
- Brown recluse spider infestations generally do not spread throughout a neighborhood, they remain localized to the same building
- Traps and over-the-counter insecticides work great for a few spiders but will not have much impact on a full-blown infestation
- Spider phobia is not that unusual. In fact, many people admit to being afraid of spiders. Others claim their phobia is associated with a brown recluse spider bite, not the spider itself