Spiders are easily identified by their eight legs and round bodies. When they stay outdoors, spiders can be beneficial as a form of pest control as they tend to eat harmful insects. However, the sight of a spider inside of a home can cause many people to react with fear. In the home, spiders can quickly spread, leaving their webs throughout the house. Even the most common household spider can cause painful bites, while poisonous spiders can warrant a trip to the emergency room. When spiders begin to invade a home, it is time to take action in order to keep the members of the household safe.
Brown Recluse and Black Widow
The two most dangerous spiders that can be found in a home are the brown recluse and the black widow spiders. In Illinois, the brown recluse can be found in many areas of the home. Because they tend to like dark spaces with lots of places to hide, they can often be found in attics and garages. They also like to hide in piles of clutter. This means that they can also be found in closets, hiding amongst clothing or in offices where there are piles of paper. Shifting items around that have been sitting in storage can often lead to a painful bite from one of these spiders. A bite from a brown recluse will become serious in only a matter of a few days, as it transforms from a red mark into a deep ulcer. Because spider bites can quickly become serious, it is recommended that anyone who has been bitten by a spider should try to bring the specimen with them to the doctor’s office or medical clinic when they seek treatment.
What to do when you spot a spider infestation
Preventing spiders in the home is a simple matter of keeping clutter out of the house. It is also helpful to clean out unused areas of the home on a regular basis. Once spiders have taken up residence, however, it can often become difficult to take control of them by using preventative methods. Spiders are unique from insects because general pesticides that are sold over the counter do not typically work. Spiders also tend to be present in homes in large numbers. This makes it difficult to eliminate them all at once. If you have a large infestation of spiders or see any potentially dangerous spiders, you should call us immediately. Our trained technicians can come out and assess the problem, and then eliminate it.