One of the most common fears of people throughout the United States is spiders. While many species of spider are actually quite useful in controlling the population of other pests, those that find their way indoors are considered a nuisance. Much of the damage that they cause involve unsightly webs and psychological damage to those who are scared of them. All of them are poisonous, but only some have poison that reacts with the chemistry of the human body in such a way that is detrimental to our health.
When you notice a spider infestation in your home or business, we know that your goal is to get rid of them for good as soon as possible. Our Springtown pest control team at Tom Samples Pest Control Services has been helping take care of spider-related problems and alleviate the fears of our customers for more than six decades, and is well-prepared to assist you. We are experts in tracking down spiders to the cracks and crevices in which they hide and exterminating them permanently.
Utilizing the latest methods and treatments that are kid and pet safe, we know exactly how to remove webs and spiders, and make your home or business look better and feel safer. Our company has provided quality pest control throughout the Springtown area for many years, giving us a well-deserved reputation as the place to turn to when you need to get rid of unwanted guests. We will quickly diagnose the problem and offer you solutions that are customized to your unique issues and needs.
While it is common to fear spiders, the large majority of these creatures are harmless. Spiders are easily identifiable by their eight legs and two body segments. Without spiders, bothersome insects and pests would be far more abundant.
While all spiders possess a pair of poison glands, not all spider venom is harmful to humans. Generally, spider bites will come with some swelling and redness, but no other symptoms. There are, however, several species of poisonous spiders present in the DFW Metroplex that you should be aware of.
One species that should be treated with caution is the infamous black widow spider, easily recognizable by its black body and reddish-orange marking. This hourglass-shaped mark is present on the bottom side of the abdomen. The female spiders are generally around half an inch long, while the males are about a quart of an inch long. Sometimes after mating, the female spider will consume the male as sustenance for the young spiders. A black widow’s egg sac can hold anywhere from 25 to a staggering 900 eggs. Females who have just completed an egg sac are most likely to bite, owing to the fact that they are hungry after their tremendous effort.
The black widow’s venom is dangerous to humans because it is a neurotoxin. This type of venom affects the central nervous system. While the venom does pose a threat, most adults will not be harmed fatally by the bite of a black widow spider. Fatalities generally occur only in young children or the elderly. Most people, however, will only experience dull pain and cramping, generally in the abdominal area. One to three hours after the bite, the pain may reach its most intense level. It is common to suffer tremors, weakness, leg cramps, sweating, nausea, vomiting, and high blood pressure. In severe cases, difficulty breathing or falling unconscious may occur.