No one likes creepy-crawlies and spiders, especially not in their own homes. But since the vast majority of spiders don’t have fangs that are large or strong enough to break human skin, this fear is largely unfounded. Still, there are a few particularly dangerous spiders to watch out for. Here’s a close look at the most common spiders in Georgia and how a pest control specialist may be of help.
Wolf spiders are quick, hairy, and can grow up to two inches in length. Though wolf spiders are scary-looking, they’re virtually harmless to humans; they rarely bite, and when they do, victims experience nothing more than minor swelling and itching. Still, no one would blame you if you wanted to eliminate these arachnids from your home.
As the name suggests, cellar spiders can be found in dark, dank areas throughout Atlanta and the rest of Georgia. Cellar spiders have unsettling long legs, but their fangs are not big enough to bite humans. Though cellar spiders are great for controlling insect populations, there may come a time when you need to limit your property’s cellar spider population.
Thankfully, brown recluse spiders generally keep to themselves. Still, if you stumble upon a brown recluse in a dark corner of your property, it may bite you. Since brown recluse venom can make your skin necrotize, destroying the skin cells and tissue, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
The black widow is the most notorious venomous spider in the world. Unfortunately, this infamous spider likes the warm Georgia climate. Black widows are best known for their enormous abdomens, which are marked with a red hourglass shape. If you see several black widows on your property, it’s a good idea to call a pest control professional.
A single spider does not make an infestation. However, if you suspect that your property has more spiders than normal, you should contact Baco Exterminating. We also eliminate termites, bedbugs, and other bothersome pests. For more information about pest control, call us today at (770) 409-8882.