Types Of Spiders In Arrington, Tennessee
Many different species of spiders can be found all across the United States. Some are harmless. Others are poisonous and pose a real threat to people. However, spiders are beneficial because they help reduce insect populations. Spiders typically live outdoors and can become a problem when they find their way indoors to find shelter from the heat during summer months or to find a warm place to live in the fall and winter. Spiders enter homes via garages, sheds and any other areas that allow easy access. Keeping your home and outbuildings secure can greatly reduce the chance of your property being invaded by spiders. The three most common types of spiders found in Tennessee are the common house spider, the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider.
The common house spider is a nuisance spider. While they have the ability to bite, they rarely do and should not pose any danger to you, your family, or your pets. Common house spiders will enter areas like attics, basements, garages, closets, and sheds to seek shelter and search for prey. They will quickly create and abandon webs leaving them for you to find and clean up around your Arrington home. They are a yellowish to brownish color with a dirty white abdomen and some dark spots on the top of their body. They range in size from 3/16 to 5/15 of an inch.
The black widow spider is a venomous spider. Black widows are glossy black in color with a distinct reddish/orange hourglass shape on their belly. Females can grow up to 1½ inches with their legs fully extended, males are about half the size of females. The black widow’s venom travels through the victim’s bloodstream and affects the nervous system. Symptoms include severe abdominal and back cramping, fever, tremors, and labored breathing. Symptoms will be much more severe in very young children, the elderly, or people with immune deficiencies. Black widow spiders can be found outdoors around the perimeter of your home in doorways, crawl spaces, and inside air conditioning units. Indoors, they are commonly found in closets, basements, garages, sheds, and underneath furniture.
The brown recluse is also venomous. It is found in every county of Tennessee and is a real threat to homeowners. Their elusive nature makes them difficult to find and eliminate. Brown recluse spiders are not aggressive and typically will only bite when startled or threatened. Their venom is very dangerous. The brown recluse’s poison will cause necrosis to the skin around the area of the bite that can lead to infection and ulceration. People with a compromised immune system may experience symptoms throughout their whole body. Brown recluse spiders are tan to dark brown in color with a distinctive dark violin shape found behind their head. Their bodies range from ¼ -1/2 of an inch in length. Brown recluse spiders prefer undisturbed areas of your home like attics, basements, cupboards, crawl spaces, and underneath furniture.
Spider Prevention Tips
In addition to professional pest control from AAPC, here are some steps you can take to prevent spiders from invading your home and property:
- Trim trees and bushes away from your home. Spiders use their branches to gain access to your home.
- Repair or replace any screens with holes or rips.
- Caulk gaps around windows and doors.
- Seal any cracks in your foundation.
- Secure your outbuildings. Do not leave doors or windows open for long periods of time.
- Keep wood piles away from the exterior of your home.
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Spider Control In Arrington TN
All-American Pest Control offers comprehensive home pest control designed to eliminate common house spiders, black widow spiders, and other common household pests.
- Perimeter PLUS Pest Control program- This program works to control common house spiders, black widow spiders, and 47 other household pests in and around your home. The service includes thorough exterior treatments, interior services (as needed) with no additional charge, no annual contracts, and no cost for return trips if a pest problem occurs between visits.
- Green Pest Control program- This eco-friendly option can also help to control and eliminate spiders along with 47 other household pests using Essentria™, which is made from plant-based oils that work to naturally control insects. Essentria™ is completely safe to use around humans, pets, birds and fish.
Brown Recluse Spider Control In Arrington Tennessee
All-American Pest Control has a specific program dedicated to brown recluse spider control in Arrington and throughout Middle Tennessee. As their name suggests their reclusive nature can make this species extremely difficult to control and the treatment method needs to be tailored to each homes unique needs. Our brown recluse spider control program starts with an inspection and evaluation of your home and property and includes a thorough treatment of your crawlspace and/or basement areas, an interior application at the base of closets, around furniture, behind bed frames and other spider resting spots found in your home, treatments to wall voids and other inaccessible areas, attic treatments, exterior applications to perimeter cracks and crevices, and finally exterior web removal.
Arrington Pest Control Services For Homes And Businesses
Along with providing home pest control services and brown recluse spider control services, All-American Pest Control also provides:
- Termite control
- Fire ant reduction
- Mosquito reduction services
- Tick and flea yard treatments
- Commercial pest control services
About All-American Pest Control
All-American Pest Control Inc. has been serving the residents and business owners of Middle Tennessee since 1961. We proudly live and work in the area we serve, which means we truly understand the pest problems our customers face every day. Reliability, teamwork and respect are core values that our employees believe and apply to every service we provide. Contact us today for more information about any of our pest control services or to schedule a free home evaluation.