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How Dangerous Are The Spiders In Plano?

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The Plano area is home to many species of spiders, some larger and more frightening-looking than others. Still, there are only a few spiders in the area that you need to be extra cautious around. Proper knowledge of these spiders will help you better prevent them around your home.

Spiders To Look Out For In Plano

There are several different types of spiders in Plano, some of which are dangerous to humans, and some that look terrifying but are more harmless. These spiders are likely to enter your home in search of food (such as other insects or food crumbs), water, or shelter.

Keep in mind that while all spiders possess venom and fangs and may bite, only two spiders are considered medically dangerous to people – the brown recluse and the black widow. These spiders can both be found in the Plano area and are more likely to be located around your property than indoors.

Below, we give you a quick rundown of area spiders.

  • Tarantulas: Often growing up to 3 inches long, the tarantula is brown or tan and looks fearsome with its large legs and hairy appearance. However, tarantulas are relatively harmless and will only bite when attacked.
  • Wolf Spiders: Another large spider that looks more frightening than it is dangerous, wolf spiders grow up to an inch in length and are brown with tan stripes. They may seek shelter in your home during colder months.
  • Jumping Spiders: Small in size and able to jump at impressive heights, jumping spiders have a variety of colorations and bold patterns. They are typically harmless to humans.
  • Brown Recluse Spiders: One of the most dangerous spiders in Plano, brown recluses are brown or tan with a violin-shaped marking on their back.
  • Black Widow Spiders: Another highly dangerous spider, the black widow, is black with a bulbous body and a red hourglass marking on the abdomen.

Regardless of the species, an abundance of spiders on your property can signal an underlying pest issue.

Plano Spider Prevention Tips

Preventing spiders in your Plano home may seem like a difficult thing, but following some simple upkeep tasks can help keep your property fully spider-free.

  • Many spiders enter homes in search of food – this includes other pests or insects. Address infestations of ants, beetles, or mosquitoes inside and out of your home with a visit from All-Safe Pest & Termite.
  • Make sure to store food in and outside of your home properly, preventing pests and thereby deterring spiders. You will also want to ensure your trash is sealed to any scavengers.
  • Spiders, especially brown recluses and black widows, love making their homes in cluttered areas. Sweep away webs and clear up any areas of mess or clutter in your home to prevent spiders from moving in.
  • Often, spiders will seek out moisture in your home. Seal or fix leaks both inside and outside of your property to deter spiders from setting up shop.
  • Seal potential entry points around your home, such as cracks in doors, windows, or weather stripping to deter spiders from seeking shelter inside your property.
  • Many spiders will live out in your yard, especially black widow spiders. Clear yard debris and store firewood at least 20 feet away from the home on a raised platform to prevent this.

These steps will help minimize your risk of having spiders move in, but they may not be enough to eliminate an existing population.

Spider Control Assistance

If you have a spider infestation in the Plano area and need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite for more advice and help to eliminate spiders and their pest prey.

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