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Zipper Spiders

Zipper spiders are also known as “yellow garden spiders”. These spiders can be quite large, with the females growing up to 30mm in length. Males are much smaller, only growing to be about 8mm. The abdomen of these spiders is black and bright yellow in color and they are covered in silver hairs. They create circular webs with an intricate white zigzag pattern in the center of it. The zigzag pattern is thought to help attract prey to the web.

 

Are zipper spiders dangerous?

Zippers spiders are not aggressive but they may bite if threatened or trapped. A bite from a zipper spider may sting and the area may become swollen and red. For healthy adults, a bite should cause no issues, but in some rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur.

Why do I have a zipper spider problem?

Zipper spiders may build their webs in the corners of doorways, decks and porches and become a nuisance as you enter or leave your home. They also may enter into your home searching for prey, especially in the fall.

How do I get rid of zipper spiders?

The best way to get rid of zipper spiders from your home and property is with the help of a professional. At All-American Pest Control, we offer pest control services for zipper spiders through our Perimeter Plus Pest Control or Green Choice Pest Control programs.

Can I do it myself?

Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, ineffective, and could cost you more time and money than you’re willing to spend. The safest and most effective way to completely eliminate a spider infestation is by getting help from a professional. If you need help getting rid of zipper spiders in or around your home, contact the professionals at All-American Pest Control today.

Why choose All-American Pest Control?

With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your problems with spiders and other pests. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.

How can I prevent a zipper spider problem in the future?

Preventing zipper spiders can be difficult, but there are some things that you can do around your home to help deter and exclude them. Make sure to seal all cracks and crevices found in your home’s foundation and exterior walls. Caulk any gaps found around exterior windows and doors, and check screens to make sure that they are all completely intact and replace any that are not. Also, ensure that trees and bushes are trimmed away from your home. You can also contact us for services.

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