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SPIDER CONTROL

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SPIDERS

Spiders are found all over the world in homes and businesses and can be a serious threat to health and safety.  Many spiders are harmless and actually help with pest control but some spiders like the Black or Brown Widow and the Brown Recluse can pack a painful and sometime life threatening bite.

In order to determine proper control methods for spiders, a thorough inspection is needed to locate areas spiders are nesting, entry points they may be accessing, and also requires control of other pests spiders might be feeding on.  Spider control is usually achieved through long term maintenance due to the behavior and biology of spiders.  

The professional Spider experts at RED E Pest Prevention can advise you on the best way to solve your spider problem.

 

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COMMON SAN DIEGO SPIDERS

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Black Widow -  Latrodectus Mactans

Black widow spiders vary widely in size. In most cases, the females are dark-coloured and readily identifiable by reddish markings on the abdomen, which are often hourglass-shaped.  These small spiders have an unusually potent venom containing the neurotoxin latrotoxin.  Female widow spiders have unusually large venom glands and their bite can be particularly harmful to large vertebrates, including humans. However, despite the genus' notoriety, Latrodectus bites are rarely fatal or even produce serious complications. Only the bites of the females are dangerous to humans.

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Brown Widow - Latrodectus Geometricus

Brown widow spiders are slightly smaller and generally lighter in color than the black widow species; the color can range from tan to dark brown to black, with shades of grey also possible.  Brown widows can be located by finding their egg sacs, which are easily identifiable. They resemble a sandspur, having pointed projections all over, and they are sometimes described as "tufted", "fluffy", or "spiky" in appearance. Eggs hatch in approximately 20 days. Female brown widows lay about 120–150 eggs per sac and can make 20 egg sacs over a lifetime.

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Cellar spider - Pholcidae

Pholcidae, commonly known as cellar spiders, are a spider family in the suborder Araneomorphae. The family contains about 1500 species divided into about 80 genera.  Pholcids are found in every continent in the world except Antarctica. Pholcids hang inverted in their messy and irregular-shaped webs. These webs are constructed in dark and damp recesses such as caves, under rocks and loose bark, abandoned mammal burrows. In areas of human habitation pholcids construct webs in undisturbed areas in buildings such as attics and cellars (hence the common name "cellar spider").

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Orb-weaver spiders or araneids are members of the spider family Araneidae. They are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. "Orb" was previously used in English to mean "circular", hence the English name of the group. Araneids have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs.

Orb weaver - Araneidae