Black WidowSpider Pests

Spiders perform a valuable service in nature. They will consume many insects. Unfortunately, after consuming insects they breed and multiply. Once the numbers increase, spiders go from being
beneficial to a serious pest.

The majority of spiders are not poisonous and harmless. The two species listed below should be treated with care.  The most common way our customers know they have a spider problem  are cobwebs. Like any pest, if a few are seen it is not  be a problem. But if the situation is not addressed they will multiply and become a real problem.

Depending on the level of infestation, many times an exterior treatment will solve the problem. If the problem persists or a large infestation is present an inside treatment will be required.  As with all of our One Time Services a spider treatment may be applied to a Home Protection Plan within 30 days of the initial treatment.

Common Varieties of Spiders

black-widowBlack Widow

Highly venomous, a bite from a black widow spider can cause muscle aches, nausea and difficulty breathing, but it is rarely deadly to healthy adults.  Black widows are nocturnal and typically non aggressive attacking only when their webs are disturbed. They can usually be identified by the red hourglass figure on their bodies.


brown-recluse-spiderBrown Recluse

The body of the brown recluse spider features a black line that looks like a violin, which has earned it the nicknames fiddleback spider, brown fiddler and violin spider. The spider is venomous, and its bite can cause severe skin lesions, severe systemic symptoms and death. True to its name, however, the brown recluse isn’t aggressive and usually bites only when touched or tangled up in clothes, bath towels or bedding.