Everything you need to know about Common Household Spiders

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Spotting a spider inside your home or business could cause fear and panic. The fear of spiders is called arachnophobia and is relatively common, especially when you are not sure if the spider is poisonous and could cause illness or harm. Your leading pest control specialists in Nashville at Ameri Care Services are sharing everything you need to know about common household spiders, so you can be prepared in the event that you spot spiders in your home or business.

What are the most common spiders in Nashville homes?

Cellar Spiders

Cellar spiders are commonly referred to as daddy longlegs. These spiders typically have a small body and long thin legs. Cellar spiders like to inhabit cool, dark, and damp areas such as a crawlspace, basement, garage, in your closet, or even under the sink. Although cellar spiders can look creepy, they are no threat to humans.

American House Spiders

A species commonly found in most areas of the United States, American house spiders are yellow-brown with an elongated abdomen. Normally, the American house spider will create a web in your home to catch food such as bugs and small fruit flies. Removing their webs can discourage the American house spider from rebuilding in the same location, but not necessarily remove them from your home like professional pest control services in Nashville from Ameri Care Services. The American house spider is not a threat to humans, although they can create spooky-looking webs.

Jumping Spiders

Just as the name states, the jumping spider jumps and can leap 25 times their height as a full-grown spider. The jumping spider remains active during the day, so you may see one that is black with pale markings and short legs in areas of sunlight. If the jumping spider is trying to defend itself, it may bite a human, but the bite is normally harmless.

Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders have over 100 species that are found throughout the United States. A wolf spider has spiny, long legs with a body that is dark brown with stripes or pale markings. These ground-dwelling spiders are typically found under furniture, around the baseboards of your home, or under leaves and wood in your yard. Wolf spiders love the night-time as they are nocturnal, so you should not see them during the daylight.

Black Widow and Brown Recluse

Both the black widow and the brown recluse are very dangerous spiders that could pose a threat to your health. Black widow spiders are known for their large black body with a bright red hourglass shape on the underside of their abdomen. The bite of a black widow spider is venomous and could cause extensive health issues, including death, if not treated. The brown recluse has a sandy brown or dirt-colored body with an area on its back that is slightly darker that is shaped like a violin. Just like a black widow, a brown recluse will bite, leaving their venom behind that could kill the surrounding tissue and potentially cause additional health concerns. If you see either a black widow or brown recluse, immediately contact your pest control specialist in Murfreesboro at Ameri Care Services for removal.

Preventing Spiders in Your Nashville Home or Business

Maintaining a clean home or workplace is a good way of keeping spiders to a minimum. Unfortunately, it cannot keep them completely out. Spiders find their way into your home in the search for food, which is usually smaller bugs or insects. Year-round pest control services in Murfreesboro provided by Ameri Care Services could help keep spiders and other pests away from your home or business.

Pest Control in Nashville and Murfreesboro

Finding a spider in your Nashville home or business could catch you off guard and make your spine tingle. Most spiders are harmless, are simply looking for food and shelter, and typically scamper away when spotted. However, if you prefer a spider-free home or business or have an unfortunate run-in with a black widow or brown recluse, feel free to contact your leading pest control technicians in Nashville at Ameri Care Services and rid your home or business of spiders. Call (615) 893-7111 or schedule an evaluation online to have a certified pest control technician inspect your property today.