How To Tell If The Spider In Your Reno Home Is Dangerous

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There's a spider in your home and you're not sure if it's dangerous. What should you do? Don't worry, we're here to help! Celtic Pest Control will teach you how to identify a dangerous spider and what to do if you find one in your home. We will also provide some Reno pest control tips on how to prevent spiders from entering your home in the first place. Finally, if you do find a dangerous spider, we will show you how to safely remove it from your property.

How To Identify A Dangerous Spider

There are two types of venomous spiders in Reno: the black widow and the brown recluse. The black widow is easily identifiable by its shiny black body and red hourglass-shaped marking on its abdomen. The brown recluse has a dark violin-shaped mark and is light brown or gray in color. Both of these spiders are considered dangerous, and their bites can be serious, even possibly fatal, if not treated immediately.

The Dangers Of A Black Widow Spider's Bite

A black widow spider's venom is a neurotoxin that can be extremely dangerous. Although fatalities from the bites of black widow spiders are rare, they can cause serious health problems.

Brown recluse spider venom is less potent than black widow venom, but it can still cause severe skin lesions and infection. It's important to reduce the risk of both these spiders and their bites through preventive measures. If you are bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, seek medical attention immediately. These spiders can cause serious harm, so it's important to get help if you're bitten.

Five Simple Yet Effective Spider Prevention Tips

Here are five simple tips on home defense for spiders in Reno:

  1. Seal any cracks or openings in your home's exterior. Spiders can enter your home through tiny openings, so make sure to seal up any potential entrances.
  2. Remove clutter from your home. Common household spiders love to hide in piles of clutter, so get rid of anything that might provide them with a hiding place.
  3. Install door sweeps on all of your doors and use screens on your windows. This will help keep spiders out of your home.
  4. Regularly vacuum and sweep your floors, especially in areas where spiders might like to hide. 
  5. Ensure you don't have a secondary pest infestation such as ants, flies, or cockroaches. Spiders prey on these pests, so if their food source is in your home, spiders won't be far behind.

If the spiders are already out of control in your home, it's best to call a professional pest control company for assistance.

The Safe Way To Remove Dangerous Spiders From Your Home

If you have a dangerous spider in your Reno home such as a black widow or brown recluse, it's important to take extra caution in dealing with it. Because of the potential for a dangerous bite, the safest way to remove dangerous spiders like the black widow or brown recluse is with the help of trained pest experts.

It's always best to leave dangerous spider removal to the professionals. Celtic Pest Control has the experience and training to safely remove them, and we can help you get rid of spiders in your house for good. We offer free lab evaluations and a variety of plan options. Contact us today for more information.

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