Spiders - Meet the Culprits
Spiders are complicated creatures and have their place in the ecosystem. Spiders can catch disease-carrying flies that could bring you harm. They also can protect you from other creatures that are considered pests.
On the other hand, there are many species of spiders that are harmful to humans. If you have small children or pets, the effects of a spider bite from these venomous spiders could be very dangerous and could even be deadly. Species like the Black widow has even been known to kill full-size adult human beings. For that reason, spider control is important.
If you have found a spider around your house, try to identify the spider. Get close enough to get a good look at the spider without being too close to it that it might be able to bite you. Most spiders are relatively harmless to human beings. There are only a few spiders that are venomous. Look at the spider to see if there are distinctive marks. Some of the friendly spiders that might fend off more dangerous spider include the Giant House Spider, roughly 3 inches in length or more; Wolf Spider, a strongly-built brown camouflaged spider that preys on flies, and Daddy Long Legs, a spider with really thin long legs that are known to consume dangerous spiders. Look at the spider and determine if it fits the traits of a deadly spider. The Black Widow is a deadly spider and it can be identified by a red mark on its end. It is predominantly black with thin legs and is roughly around three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half long. Another spider to watch out for is the Brown Recluse. It is about the size of a penny and their body color ranges from light brown to coffee and can be identified by the stretched violin like marking on its back. The Brown Recluse is the most common dangerous spider in our area; it is also called the fiddle back spider.
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