Spider Facts And Identification

Spotting spiders on your property can be very bothersome. Not only do they look unpleasant, but their Spiders can be a major annoyance to homeowners as they are able to enter through the smallest of cracks and set up shop in one’s home. Not only do spiders introduce disease-carrying germs, but also cobwebs that can pollute the air indoors.

In addition, some species of spiders can inflict painful bites when threatened or disturbed, which can cause an array of reactions from itchy skin to swollen tissue and even death in extreme cases. If these creatures have been identified in your house, it is best to contact a licensed pest management specialist immediately for proper handling and removal of the arachnids.

At Tom’s Pest Control, we offer the most effective spider control services to give you a clean, hygienic, and spider-free environment. Our knowledgeable technicians have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of spiders, so no matter what spider species prevails on your property, we can remove it effectively.

Dangerous and Deadly Spiders

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Funnel Web Spider

This spider species is known to be aggressive and venomous. Growing up to 5 cm long, the funnel web spiders attach themselves to their victim and bite repeatedly. Female spiders stay inside their burrows and attack their prey when they come to them. At the same time, the male spiders move around freely, mainly at night.


Redback Spider

Redback spiders are species of comb-footed spiders. Female redbacks are venomous and identified by a red or orange stripe on their black back. The male spiders have red markings; however, they are less distinct. Their body is light brown with white markings on the upper part of the abdomen and a pale hourglass marking on the underside. Only female redback bites are dangerous as they can cause severe human illness.


White-Tail Spider

White-tailed spiders have cylindrical, cigar-shaped bodies and are reddish grey. A white spot at their tip can quickly identify them. These spiders do not make webs, which means they live in furniture, clothing, shoes, and cabinets on your property. Their bite can lead to minor symptoms, which most people recover from in time.


Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders have eight eyes arranged around their heads, which means they have excellent eyesight. However, their size may vary, and their body lengths range from about 0.6 cm to more than an inch, excluding their legs. The wolf spiders may bite if threatened, but their venom isn’t too dangerous to humans.


Mouse Spiders

Mouse spiders have a body length varying from 10 mm to 35 mm, and distinctively bulbous head and jaw regions. Mouse spider bites aren’t common. However, if they bite humans, they may severely affect your health.


Black House Spider

The black house spider can be found indoors and outdoors. When indoors, these spiders rest in places where the light attracts prey. They are known to build messy webs that are triangular. Bites from black house spiders are uncommon. However, they may cause intense pain and local swelling if they bite humans.


Trapdoor Spider

Trapdoor Spiders prefer dark habitats like logs or burrows and feed on small insects or invertebrates. Common prey of this species are crickets, moths, beetles and grasshoppers. Although their bite is rarely fatal, they can still cause severe human reactions.


Huntsman Spider

Huntsman spiders have long legs and are mostly grey to brown. Some huntsman spiders also have banded legs. They are usually found below the loose bark of trees, in rock wall crevices and under the rocks. A bite by this species may cause slight pain and discomfort.


Garden Orb Weaving Spider

The garden orb-weaving spider is found in gardens during summer. These spiders are reluctant to bite. However, if they bite, the symptoms are mild and easily manageable. Their bite can lead to local pain, numbness, and swelling.

Rely On Us for Effective Spider Removal

We use the latest methods and treatments to remove spiders from your property safely and efficiently. When you hire us for pest control services, we check your property thoroughly to understand the level of infestation. Then, we carefully carry out any treatment to deliver the best results possible while causing no harm to your family or property.

To remove spiders from your home or office, contact us today