Spider Prevention Checklist
- Take steps to minimize the presence of other pests
- Trim trees and shrubs
- Seal exterior cracks and crevices
- If necessary, seek assistance from a pest control company
- Remove visible webs
- Turn off unnecessary porch lights
General Info: A common spider found in North America and many parts of the world. Their excellent eyesight enables them to effectively hunt prey. Most wolf spiders are wanderers that either hunt food over short distances or wait in temporary burrows for prey to pass by. Bites may be painful and itchy, but are not considered dangerous.
General Info: Black Widows are the most recognized spiders in North America. They are famous for the red hour-glass, dangerous bites, and sexual cannibalism.
General Info: Brown Recluse spiders are famous for their dangerous venom that rots skin (necrosis). They like to inhabit dry, undisturbed areas for long periods of time. Fortunately, they are reclusive and rarely bite humans. Most bites occur when someone puts on a glove, shoe, or piece of clothing the spider was living in.
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