Spiders are often misunderstood little creepy crawlies. They do quite a bit of pest-control of their own by catching other undesirable and destructive insects such as beetles and cockroaches. Though they are quite useful, they can certainly be unwanted house guests during Oregon summers. You may want to get rid of these furry little creeps, especially if they are of the venomous variety. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Below we’ve outlined a couple different spiders to look out for and what to do if you find them.
The Black Widow
The adult female black widow spiders are the only ones with venomous capabilities. They are the ones identified as glossy black with a red hourglass shape on the bottom of their abdomen. (Not that you’d want to get close enough to inspect.) Black Widows like to squeeze into dark and small spaces where it’s cool. While death is very rarely a result of a black widow bite, it’s definitely no walk in the park. Sweating, nausea, difficulty breathing are just a few symptoms.
The Yellow Sac
The Yellow Sacs are perhaps the creepiest, since their bite can cause rotting flesh. The pain from their bite can last hours as your skin begins to inflame and itch. Serious symptoms beyond a fever, sweating, etc. are rare. Creamy white to yellow in color these spiders can be found indoors and out. Outside they like to hide in leaves while munching on other spiders and inside they can be found where your ceiling and walls meet.
Hobos are a controversial spider when it comes to danger. They can cause painful bites, inflamed skin and horrible headaches that last for a couple days. However, in Europe they are not considered dangerous. Hobos can live indoors and out and when it comes to the indoors they are generally found on the floor.
Each of these venomous spiders can be found from Eugene to the north all the way to Medford in the south. So before you get too creeped out, let’s find out how to eliminate these arachnids. Identifying spider infestations can be tricky. Spiders like to hide so it’s difficult to tell when their invading your home and laying eggs. The best way to prevent these little guys from making your house their home is to properly seal all windows and doors from the outside. They also like to make a home in messy areas, so keeping your space clean is essential in keeping spiders away. You can also try using spider traps along the walls to catch these undesirable house guests. If the invasion is pretty obvious and you’d like professional help in eliminating them safely, All Natural Pest Elimination is at your service.