Spider Control for SE MichiganSpider control is important to the health and safety of your family. While spiders are downright creepy, some can be hazardous. A spider exterminator may be needed to remove these potentially dangerous pests. Spiders are not only a nuisance, but can also be considered a dangerous pest that can invade your home. Some spiders may be toxic to other pests but not to humans whereas other spiders are venomous, cause stinging bites, and depending on the species, can lead to serious health issues as a result of the spider bite. That is why it is important to have our spider exterminators protect your home and your family from these unwanted guests with scheduled perimeter sprays that create a barrier between you and the spiders.
Spiders are not insects, but are part of a class of arthropods known as arachnids. All arachnids have eight legs, and unlike insects, have only two body segments instead of the three that insects have (think ants).
The spider life cycle typically starts in spring, where they come out of their egg sacs as soon as the temperature outside begins to warm up. You may start seeing more mature spiders crawling around, building and weaving webs in various crevices around your home and plants in early summer, when they are most active. This is the most effective time to implement spider removal. The lifespan of spiders will vary between the species, but the average is about two to five years. If left to themselves, they can hang around for quite some time which makes spider control all the more necessary.
Spiders in SE Michigan
Some of the more common spiders found in the Southeastern Michigan area include:
- American House Spider – rarely attacks unless provoked, but the bite will only cause some swelling and itching. Also referred to as the Common House Spider.
- Cross Orb Weaver – again, like the American House Spider, rarely attacks unless provoked, and the bite will resemble a mild bee sting, but not toxic to humans.
- Black & Yellow Garden Spider – tends to live within gardens and their bite is harmless to humans.
- Ant Mimic Spider – sometimes its appearance can confuse you, as they exhibit many behaviors like that of carpenter ants and they also like to nest near the ground level.
- Carolina Wolf Spider – while timid, they may bite if captured and are typically found in dry areas.
- Southern Black Widow – probably one of the more recognized spiders due to the red hourglass on its underbelly, it is not considered an aggressive spider, however when bitten, the bite is venomous and very dangerous to humans.
- Brown Recluse – these spiders are not indigenous to Michigan as they cannot survive in temperatures under 40 degrees, and while it is rare to see one, it can happen, though not very often. These are the most dangerous “house” spiders in the United States and are considered very dangerous, so if you think you have been bitten by a brown recluse, you need to seek medical attention immediately.