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A Guide To Dangerous Spiders For Plano Property Owners

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No one wants a spider bite, of course, but if a spider bites you, you won’t turn into spider man or die. That doesn’t mean you want to test the theory, though!

Spiders are one of the most feared pests. However, how much do you need to worry about spiders in Plano? Here are some common spiders, along with information about the dangers they pose and some prevention tips.

Spiders In Plano

  • One of the largest spiders in Plano is the tarantula. These hairy spiders are often brown or tan and can grow to be about three inches long. These spiders are sometimes kept as pets, though their hair can be a cause of irritation, and they do have fangs and will bite if attacked.
  • Wolf spiders grow to just over an inch long. They are brown with stripes. Wolf spiders hunt prey instead of building webs and are active at night. They don’t pose any threat to humans.
  • There are many species of jumping spiders. Often quite small, these spiders can jump impressive heights and distances. They range in size and color and often have bold patterns and contrasting colors. They may bite if cornered, but a bite from a jumping spider wouldn’t harm a human.
  • Brown recluse spiders are one of the few dangerous spiders in North America. These spiders are brown with a darker violin shape on their backs. They are not aggressive and will only bite if threatened, but a bite from a brown recluse spider should receive medical attention.
  • Black widows are the other dangerous spider that you’ll find in Plano. These spiders are black or dark brown, with a distinct red hourglass shape on their abdomens. A bite from a black widow could result in a rash, swollen limbs, fever, muscle aches, and more.

Dangerous Spiders

Although all spiders have fangs and venom, not all spiders are harmful to humans. Many spider bites won’t even break the skin, and the venom is not enough to harm a human. We understand that these eight-legged creatures are unpleasant to find in your home, but they aren’t likely to hurt you.

Even black widow and brown recluse spiders only bite when threatened. Usually, these spiders bite when someone accidentally sits on them or reaches into a box where they’re hiding.

If you do think one of these dangerous spiders bit you, monitor the bite site and seek medical care if you start to show any symptoms such as swelling, redness, fatigue, pain, or rash.

Avoiding Spider Bites

Of course, your best option is to avoid a spider bite in the first place. To do this, you should keep spiders from getting inside your home.

Spiders most often wonder indoors looking for food. To prevent spiders, you need to prevent the other pests that spiders might feed on, such as flies, mosquitoes, and ants.

You can also avoid spiders by de-webbing and sealing holes and cracks along the exterior of your home that may allow entry.

For the best spider prevention and control, contact All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Not sure what pest is attracting spiders? Need help identifying the species of spider? Are you feeling overwhelmed by spiders continually appearing in your house?

No matter what your spider-problem, All-Safe Pest & Termite can help. We’ll start with an inspection, work with you to create a treatment plan, and stay in touch to ensure that you see long-term relief from spiders, both dangerous and not.

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