Arizona is full of beautiful scenic landscapes and is home to many varieties of wildlife species making it a wonderful place to call home or run a business. Part of this wildlife includes many varieties of spiders. Most bring with them a general feeling of unease and certain species can even be dangerous to humans and pets. Having a spider control plan from a professional pest control provider, like SOS Extermination, can help remove and protect your property from spiders.
Types of Spiders in Arizona
There are many types of spiders but those most commonly found in Arizona are the black widow, wolf spider, brown recluse, huntsman spider and southern house spider.
Black widow spiders are shiny and black with a red hourglass shape on their bodies. They can grow up to 1⅜ inches, females often larger than males. Most common to the southern half of the United States, they are notorious for their incredibly venomous bite.
Wolf spiders can get close to the size of a tarantula. They are black or brown in color. Although they prefer to be outdoors, male wolf spiders can get lost looking for a mate and find their way inside.
Hence the name, brown recluse spiders are not social insects. They prefer to live in dark and cluttered environments like attics, garages, sheds, wood and leaf piles, and storage boxes. Like the black widow spider, brown recluse spiders are venomous. Brown recluse spiders can reproduce very quickly and can live up to 2.5 years.
The huntsman spider is large and brown, originating from Asia. A full grown huntsman spider is one of the largest spiders in Arizona at 1 inch. Because of the similar coloring, huntsman spiders can get mistaken for a brown recluse, however, huntsman spiders are not poisonous.
Southern House Spider
Female southern house spiders are a charcoal grey color. Males can range in color from a light khaki brown to more amber. These spiders can also get mistaken for a brown recluse and similarly to the huntsman spider, they are not poisonous, but their bite can be very painful.
What Attracts Spiders to Your Property
Spiders can be attracted to your home or business in search of shelter and if they sense nearby food sources. Smaller insects come into your home looking for food and shelter from the cooler weather, spiders, who feed on these smaller insects, follow them indoors.
Spiders can squeeze through small crevices around doors and windows or cracks in foundations or siding. They tend to seek out dark, lower traffic areas like the garages, attics and basements. Many species like to hide, making storage areas with lots of places to hide more ideal.
Importance of Spider Control in Arizona
There are some ways to make your home less appealing to spiders such as keeping low-traffic areas clean and clutter free. Do-it-yourself sprays and repellents might help to temporarily remove them, but when it comes to infestations, it’s best to call in the experts at SOS Exterminating.
With the threat of a venomous bite, it’s highly recommended that home and business owners rely on professional pest specialists to remove an infestation from their property. With SOS Exterminating, you can take back control of your home or business without worrying about a spider bite.
Year round spider control in AZ starts with a scheduled inspection. Our expert technicians will evaluate the property and identify the areas spiders are living and areas they are able to get into your home. Treatment is completed on the interior and exterior of your home to block spiders from entering in the future. Our ongoing exterior service reinforces the perimeter of your home.
For Spider Control, Trust SOS Exterminating
Trust the professionals to remove and protect your home from spider infestations. Contact SOS Exterminating or fill out a form for an inspection today!