Spiders Domestic to The Las Vegas Valley & USA
Although most spiders are harmless, there are a few problematic types that live in America. When you are a homeowner with small children or pets, these types of deadly spiders are no laughing matter. Sadly, six different types of problematic spiders can affect them. If you’re looking to get a pest expert to remove and prevent spiders from getting into your home, call (702) 879-4007.
The varieties of spiders that are considered pests that you can find in or near your home include the:
Black Widow Spiders
Called by the Latin name Latrodectus spp, black widow spiders are some of the most feared in the world. They have a shiny black color with a red hourglass on the underside of their bodies. They can measure up to a half-an-inch in length and are considered one of the most enormous spiders in the US. Typically, they are found in the dark places of a homeowner’s property and crevices. Like the brown recluse, black widows usually produce strange-looking irregular webs. These webs can be found under lawn furniture or porches. Some members of this species can live up to three years. They feed on insects like locusts, grasshoppers, flies, and mosquitoes. Their breeding patterns do not differentiate from other spiders, and it is common for females to lay over 100 eggs per year.
Belonging to the scientific family Theridiidae, most spiders found in homes in America are cobweb spiders. They are usually found in the corners of walls and windows. While they are not typically dangerous to human beings, they can create a nuisance with their cobwebs. Like other spiders, they produce egg sacs that can release hundreds of young. In some cases, there are some species of poisonous cobweb spiders.
Desert Brown Spiders
Identified by their Latin name, Loxosceles recluse, brown recluse spiders are cobweb spiders that are poisonous. They may also be called fiddleback spiders due to the violin-shaped mark on their back. While they may not cause death in humans, the venom they release will rot the flesh around the spider bite. In general, they are Long-legged, have a fiddle-shaped pattern on their main body, and are yellowish-brown in color. They also have a distinct feature in that their six eyes are arranged in pairs. They can measure up to a half-of-an-inch in length, and this gives them an intimidating appearance.
They can be found indoors, but they are usually found in outside structures like barns. One way to identify a brown recluse spider in the home is through their disorganized and non-symmetrical looking webs. Despite the fact that they build webs, they do not use them to capture prey and prefer to roam around for their victims. Most brown recluse spiders will not bite unless provoked. Once the female lays up to five egg sacs with up to 300 eggs, it takes one month for them to hatch. However, they do not become adults until after a year.
Coming from the scientific family Salticidae, jumping spiders have eight eyes that have superior vision. They are typically dull in coloration and are noted for having extraordinary leaping abilities. Jumping spiders are also known as one of the fastest-moving spiders in the world. This may be contributed to their unique circulatory system and abilities to change their blood pressure. Unlike other spiders, they do not leave webs and produce web-weaving silk. Instead, they use silk to protect eggs and to use it as a dragline.
Sun spiders have many names, including wind scorpions, camel spiders, and solifuges. They have a unique appearance like a scorpion due to their fused head and body, but they are actually arachnids like other spiders. However, they do not have a tail like a scorpion. They can grow up to 6 inches in length and are incredibly fast-moving. They prefer dry climates, and they will eat insects such as termites, beetles, snakes, lizards, and small animals like rats.
Despite their intimidating appearance, they are not usually dangerous to humans. They can climb almost any surface, and have a unique sensory organ that helps them identify prey through vibrations. The males and females have some minor differences in appearance, but they look very similar. Reproduction occurs when the female is penetrated by the males in her genital pore. When fertilized, the female will weigh up to 200 eggs.
Hailing from the scientific family Lycosidae, wolf spiders get their name because they are up to 1.5 inches in body length and have hair. Their appearance and speed mean that humans generally find them very intimidating. Often, people will think that they look like tarantulas because they are hairy and have large exposed fangs. Nevertheless, they do not bite and are not fatal. They are usually found outdoors at night living underground. They will mainly eat small spiders and other insects.
Get rid of dangerous spiders in your Las Vegas home
If you are tired of finding dangerous spiders within reach of pets and children, it’s time to call Fortified Pest. We have worked with customers over the years to find reasonable solutions to their spider problems without using extra chemicals. This means that children and pets are less likely to come in contact with pesticides that can harm them. Along with environmentally friendly methods to remove spiders from your home, we also take the time to make sure our team has been licensed, insured, and bonded. When you need us to take care of your spider issue, we are here to help. Give us a call at (702) 879-4007, and we will schedule an appointment with you as soon as possible.