Spider Control in Shelby
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“Did you know you are never more than eight feet away from a spider?” This common saying isn’t exactly true, but the sentiment it conveys certainly is: spiders are seemingly everywhere. There are millions of different species of spiders, ranging in size from about the head of a pin to as large as a basketball. While many of the largest species of spiders are not found in our local area, we have more than our fair share of different types of spiders, many of which can be found on your property trying to make their home in yours.
Tired of a spider problem plaguing your home? Call Carothers Pest Control at (419) 342-6841 today.
Most people know what a spider is, but few can actually define what sets this particular type of pest apart from the rest. The defining characteristics of a spider are pretty simple. First, a spider must have eight legs. Second, spiders have the ability to spin a web, though not all do. Finally, all spiders have a distinct body shape that includes a head, thorax, and wide abdomen.
Likewise, many species of spiders have unique characteristics as well. Some spiders have bright, distinct colors or markings that set them apart. Some spiders have extremely long legs while others have shorter appendages.
At Carothers Pest Control, we offer service for all types of spiders, including, but not limited to:
- Orb Weavers: These spiders are harmless to humans, non-confrontational, and known by their intricate, spiral webs.
- Garden Spiders: Though they may look scary because of their larger size, garden spiders are harmless to humans. They prefer to prey on other insects and make their home outdoors.
- House Spiders: Like its name implies, the common house spider is the most prevalent species found indoors. They are yellow/brown in color with dark stripes. Though generally more of a nuisance than a danger, house spiders can bite, particularly when they are threatened or as they are being squished.
- Wolf Spiders: Unlike many other species of spider, the wolf spider does not spin a web. Instead, it prefers the solitude of dark corners. This species is an agile hunter and will bite if provoked. Their bites can cause swelling, itching, and even mild pain.