The Safe Way To Get Rid Of Dangerous Spiders Around Your Denton Home

brown recluse spider

Multi-legged, furry, fast spiders are everywhere in Denton. To make matters worse, we know some of the spiders in our garages, sheds, crawlspaces, and interior spaces are poisonous. Venomous spiders live in Denton, and the fear of being bitten can be paralyzing. You don't need to live with apprehension in your home! For the best pest control in Denton, contact our team at Mayco Pest & Termite Control and let us solve your spider situation. 

How To Identify The Two Dangerous Spiders Found In The Area

Although Texas is home to many types of spiders, there are only two poisonous spiders in Denton: the black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) and the Brown recluse (Loxosceles recluse).

A black widow is a cool-looking spider that is identifiable by the following:

  • Black body 
  • Reddish-shaped hourglass marking on the underside of the abdomen
  • Red dot near the spinnerets
  • Eight legs

You can identify a brown recluse spider by the following characteristics:

  • Brown body
  • Dark brown fiddle-shaped marking on the topside
  • Eight legs

Both types of venomous spiders in Texas have distinct markings on their brown or black bodies. 

The Symptoms Of A Dangerous Spider's Bite

Neither the black widow nor the brown recluse is aggressive toward humans. The main reason for a bite is if they feel threatened or cornered. If a black widow were to bite you, it would likely be the female spider who had recently laid her eggs.  

Being bit by a black widow is not a pleasant experience because their venom is more potent than the venom of rattlesnakes, cobras, and coral snakes. Although rarely deadly, there are effects from a black widow spider bite.

Common symptoms of a black widow bite include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Muscle and or chest pain

The pain from a black widow's poison is immediate, but it subsides in three hours or less. 

A bite from a brown recluse spider feels like a sting and produces the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Restlessness 
  • Difficulty sleeping

One effect of a brown recluse bite is the likely formation of an ulcer at the bite location. The ulcer, which can expose muscle and bone, usually takes between 10 to 14 days after the bite to develop.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Dangerous Spiders Around Your Home

Eradicating fast-moving and dangerous spiders is risky. First, they like to live in dark and secluded spaces. You may disturb the spider before you realize it is present, and the frightened spider may attack. Second, if you do not have the proper protection, the spider may quickly find an opening in your skin and unleash its venom. Finally, you may not be quick enough or have the right tools to destroy the spider and its eggs. 

Getting rid of dangerous spiders is accomplished best by our pest control team at Mayco Pest & Termite Control. Our environmentally safe techniques keep you safe from contact with these fast-moving, harmful spiders.

Five Easy Tips To Prevent Future Spider Problems

No one wants to have harmful spiders around their home. Here are five tips regarding home defense for spiders:

  1. Remove piles of paper and boxes from the basement or shed.
  2. Enclose seldom-used clothing and shoes in airtight containers.
  3. Remove bricks, woodpiles, and rocks from outside the house. 
  4. Use bug-repellant lights or LED lights for exterior lighting.
  5. Store outdoor firewood at least 20 feet away.

Spiders eat insects, and when there are items that attract bugs like lights, piles of wood, and rocks outside your home, they draw spiders. You will prevent them from finding a home in your house whenever you can eliminate such places; as piles of papers, boxes, and more. 

For the safest and most effective way to get rid of spiders of these common spiders in Texas, reach out to the professional, licensed team at Mayco Pest & Termite Control. We will safely solve your spider problem at your home.