Highlands Ranch Family Pest Control: Spider Removal

Spiders are common in any household, especially during the fall and winter months when they are seeking warmth. If you seem to find multiple in your house a day, you might have a spider problem. An overpopulation of spiders in your home is not only frightening but it can be extremely dangerous with poisonous spiders such as black widows.

Highlands Ranch Family Pest Control will get the spider problem under control. 

Proper spider removal is not as simple as just spraying a few corners and walking away. Here are a few key components to our spider control plan: 

Treating Breeding Areas: We will thoroughly exterminate all spider breeding areas inside and outside of the home.

Spider Control Maintenance Plan: We will give you the right tools and knowledge to prevent future spider problems. You can’t keep a spider from coming into your home, but you can control how many there are.

Cleanup: We offer cleaning services to remove cobwebs & egg sacs on the exterior of your home so it remains clean and spider-free.

Tired of taking a shower and then having a spider get too close for comfort? Call Highlands Ranch Family Pest Control today to remove all annoying shower buddies from your home! Contact us at 720-676-1803

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Identifying Common Colorado Spiders

Funnel weaver spiders: Can be identified by their dark brown color with black markings on the abdomen and striped legs. They are overall harmless spiders who are commonly found in homes during late summer and early fall. They are unique in their “tunnel-like” webs that are found in building corners, shrubs, and thick grass. Because of their brown color, they are often mistaken for the poisonous Brown Recluse Spider. Funnel Weaver Spiders lack the characteristic “violin” marking on the Brown Recluse and have four pairs of eyes instead of three.

Jumping spiders: Brightly colored with various markings and large eyes. These harmless spiders are active hunters who stalk and pounce on their prey. They are a common spider to find in the house, usually coming in searching for prey.

Wood Louse Hunter: Also known as “Roly-Poly Hunter” these spiders are distinguishable by their large fangs, creamy grey body, and reddish legs. While their bites can be painful, they are not aggressive or poisonous spiders.

Ground spiders: Mostly coming indoors when the weather starts to turn cold, but usually, make their webs under rocks and logs. These small spiders are harmless to humans.

Cobweb spiders/House spiders: Hence the name, these spiders are commonly found in dark corners of rooms and buildings. They are generally harmless but portray a similar body to the black-widow, lacking the distinguished hour-glass shape on their abdomen. They have a bulbous body varying in colors from tan to black. Their webs are messy with sticky threads.

Cellar spiders: Have very long legs and weave their webs in dark corners of cellars, crawl spaces, and garages. Commonly confused with daddy-long-legs. Generally, the Cellar spider is harmless.

Yellow sac spiders: Identified by their pale coloring and flattened silken sac, found in the upper corners of rooms or in wall cracks. They are usually found wandering into homes during fall, typically at night. This species can be aggressive and are the most common spiders to bite in the home. The bite, although painful, isn’t venomous and doesn’t need medical attention.

Wolf spiders: Grey or brown spiders that can be quite large. They make their silk homes usually outside of houses in the soil, underneath rocks, and protected areas. Commonly known to come into homes when their habitat is disturbed. Generally harmless spiders, the larger ones have been known to bite, but they are not dangerous or poisonous.

Araneus spiders: Characterized by their large abdomen that is dimpled and marked, the most common of this species is the “cat-faced spider.” They are overall brown in color and make geometric webs in vegetation, exterior walls, and windows. This spider is harmless.

Banded Garden spider: Part of the Araneus spider family, this species is the most striking and largest. The female can be identified by its silvery body with dark and yellow striping; the male is much smaller and less common. This spider is harmless and forms a beautiful symmetrical orb web.

 

Poisonous Spiders

Black Widow:Identified by their black body and red/red-orange hourglass shape on abdomen. Males are lighter-colored, smaller, and have white, brown, or red markings on the back. They prefer dark, undisturbed places such as; window wells, corners of garages, entrances to crawl spaces, and old or abandoned rodent burrows. Black Widows possess harmful venom that is painful and attacks the nerve system. Luckily, they are not aggressive and rarely bite unless provoked.

Brown Recluse Spider: Fortunately, this spider is rare in Colorado, but can still be found in some homes. They make their webs in dark corners of buildings and can be identified by their pale brown or buckskin body with long, dark brown legs. These spiders have three pairs of eyes instead of four and have a distinctive violin-shaped dark marking behind the head. The Brown Recluse’s venom is harmful to human cells and causes blistering, ulcer-like wound, and pain.