Spider Services in Boston
Everything You Need to Know About Arachnids
Spiders in Boston and other areas of Eastern Massachusetts are generally good to have around, as they help minimize the population of harmful insects. The problem arises, however, when they negatively affect humans. The mere sight of a spider can be a real scare for some people. Aside from that, many spiders do bite humans and are poisonous, so it is a good idea to call a pest control company to address your spider infestation.
Our Boston spider experts can help you find, identify, and if necessary, eliminate any spiders on your property. Call (781) 531-9290 or contact us online to get started with a complimentary inspection!
Know How to Spot Dangerous Spiders
Several spiders pose a serious threat to humans. The two that are the deadliest to humans in the United States are the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. Since a few people die each year from the bite of either of these two spiders, it's extremely important for any person who is bitten by one of these spiders to seek treatment immediately. In some cases, hospitalization may be necessary.
- The Black Widow Spider can be easily recognized because she is black with a red hourglass on the underside of her abdomen. The male is considerably smaller than the female, and he has a body up to half an inch long. The Black Widow typically remains outdoors.
- The Brown Recluse Spider has a darker brown hourglass on its back. The Brown Recluse loves to be indoors and generally stay out of sight. It may never be seen until you startle it by reaching into a dark spot where it is hiding. Then it will bite.
There are plenty of other dangerous spiders in the United States, such as the Grass Spider, Wolf Spider, Hobo Spider, and the Saint Andrew's Cross Spider, just to name a few. These spiders do not have the same strong venom in their bite, but all are painful, and treatment may be required.
Working to Keep You Safe
If you have noticed spiders in your home, contact our Boston-based pest management company. Our trained and licensed technicians will work with you to apply the most effective, safest solutions for your spider problem, and make recommendations about keeping them away in the future.
General Environmental Services, Inc. specializes in residential pest control and commercial pest control. Read our services page to find out more information about what services are available. We pride ourselves in exterminating ants, bed bugs, bees & wasps, beetles, centipedes & millipedes, cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, moths, rodents, spiders, termites, and ticks. We also offer wildlife animal control, an FAQ section, and a guide to choosing a pest professional.
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