Are All Spiders Bad

Are All Spider Bad?

Are All Spiders Bad?

All Solutions Pest Control understands how people feel about spiders.  Not too many creatures that roam the planet can make people turn tail and run.  Is it because spiders hang in mid-air from the silk they produce?  Maybe, eight legs and eight eyes are too much to wrap your brain around.  Certainly, having a tarantula tossed in your lap would turn any grown man into a screaming school girl.

What people don’t understand is most spiders don’t bite.  Few are venomous, and they are beneficial to a healthy home, beautiful garden, and food-producing farms.

Here are some interesting facts about spiders:

  • All spiders produce silk.
  • Many spiders produce seven different types of silk for different purposes.
  • Spiders have eight legs and eight eyes.
  • A female spider can lay up to 3,000 eggs at one time.
  • Spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Scientists estimate that for every acre of land, there are 3 million spiders.  It has also been said, regardless of where you stand, you are never more than 10 feet away from a spider.
  • Spiders consume more insects than birds and bats combined.
  • The largest spider is the Goliath spider.  They live in the jungle and are 11 inches around, including their legs.
  • Arachnophobia is a fear of spiders.
  • Bird-dropping spiders look like bird poop, so they don’t get eaten.

If we understood how spiders benefit and protect our delicate ecosystem, perhaps we wouldn’t be so frightened of them.  Consider some facts:

  • Spiders eat insects that we consider pests.  Although they aren’t the most efficient predators, they do a surprisingly good job.
  • They crawl in gardens and flower beds, pollinating where they travel.
  • The silk has inspired engineers to replicate its strength and use it for bulletproof vests.
  • Hummingbirds use spider webs to build a nest for their young.

All Solutions Pest Control reminds everyone the presence of a few spiders in your home is a good thing. Spider Control isn’t a big problem in the United States.  Spiders are not social animals.  They do not depend on each other for survival like bees do. However, if a homeowner sees hundreds of spiders, then there is a real problem.  That is the time to call your local Ellisville pest control company. 

Poisonous Spiders

Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown Recluse Spider

The brown recluse spider is often called the “violin spider” or “fiddle-back” because of the violin shape located behind its head. This spider is between ¼ and ½ inch long, with long legs on the front. In keeping with its name, this reclusive species prefers the dark areas in sheds, closets, and garages for its breeding grounds. They will also crawl into garment bags or shoe boxes.

The bite of the brown recluse is extremely toxic, and is in the same family of poisons as snake venom. Victims bitten by a brown recluse may experience vomiting and fever. The bite area may become crusty and red, with a deep hole beneath the scab. This hole can take months to heal, and may become infected and experience tissue death. If you or a pet have been bitten by a brown recluse, you should immediately get medical treatment.

Black Widow Spiders

The black widow spider is about 3/8 of an inch long. This spider has the classic Halloween spider shape, with a large, round abdomen. It is shiny black, and has a red hourglass on the stomach side of the abdomen. Look-alike spiders have a white dot on the back, but are not as dangerous.

Black widows usually like to live outdoors in ground-level detritus. Woodpiles, trash, shrubbery, and foundations offer the protection that these spiders love. They spin messy, sticky webs, preferring areas that do not have much foot traffic.

A bite from a black widow spider is not necessarily deadly, but it can be extremely painful. The venom is very toxic, but there is such a small amount of it that it does not kill people very often. The most vulnerable are children and people with chronic diseases. However, the victim may experience a rash, elevated blood pressure, and abdominal pain.  The victim should go to the doctor.

Why All Solutions Pest Control

All Solution Pest Control is a family-owned and operated business, and our success depends solely on results and our customer satisfaction.  We take the time to research new methods and treatments.  We train any new staff member on the safest use of our equipment.  We pay attention to bulletins for the weather service as well as insect and rodent outbreaks.  Preparation for these events is essential.  In every job we do, our techs will leave the area cleaner than they found it.

All our staff members take pride in customer care, ensuring each home or business is given the attention needed to get the job done correctly the first time.  Occasionally, we will make suggestions on how to prevent future infestations with corrective measures.  In spiders’ case, caulking up cracks in walls and floors gives spiders fewer places to hide.  Dusting the cobwebs out of corners and where walls meet the ceiling.  Keeping floors free of food that will attract the insects the spiders would like to eat.

Our company, All Solutions Pest Control, is creating a safe and healthy city.  Each house or business we treat is one less worry for home and business owners.  We are realistic and recognize that getting rid of all pests isn’t possible.  However, by treating one home at a time, we are sure going to try.

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