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Whether you fear spiders or don’t like the idea of sharing your house with them, you’ll want to know which are the dangerous spiders that may conquer your home. Did you know there are over 43,000 species of spiders found over the globe? While some species of spiders are harmless, few of them pose serious health risks, and you may require assistance from one of the best pest control companies in San Antonio to safely eliminate them. Today, spiders are spotted in almost every residence and lawn in America. But some spiders can cause concerns for homeowners, especially when there are small children or pets. At Accurate Pest Control, we want you to be familiar with the following five spiders in your area, which can be deadly, and you must avoid contact.

1. The Brazilian Wandering Spider

This one is a giant brown spider comparable to North American Wolf spiders but has more venom. It has the most neurologically active poison of all spiders and is considered the most dangerous spider globally. These spiders are keen hunters and move a lot. If this spider is threatened, it will bite to protect itself. Usually, their bite is excruciating and can even result in muscle shock.

2. The Black Widow Spider

Black widows are black, glossy, revealing a red hourglass shape on the bottom of their abdomen. Male black widow spiders seldom bite; females are violent and bite in defense, particularly when protecting their eggs. When a black widow bites, its symptoms include fever, increased blood pressure, sweating, and vomiting. Pain from a bite naturally reaches a maximum in 1-3 hours. 

3. The Brown Recluse Spider

These spiders are dark brown with a characteristic dark brown violin marking on their backside. The brown recluse spider also bites in defense, similar to the black willow. Their bite cannot be felt at first but can produce a stinging feeling followed by severe pain. Indications of a brown recluse spider bite include anxiety, fever, and difficulty sleeping. Their bite can lead to an open, ulcerating sore which needs quick medical action.

4. The Six-Eyed Sand Spider

This is a medium-sized spider with a body measuring 1 to 2 inches and legs spanning up to 4 inches. They are primarily found in deserts and on sandy areas in South America. The Six-Eyed Sand Spider is found worldwide and a cousin to the Recluses. Due to its flat position, it is also known as the Six-Eyed Crab Spider. Bites of this spider to humans are rare but have been known to be fatal to rabbits within 5 to 12 hours.

5. The Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are found all over the United States; they are dark brown with lighter stripes and possess long, spiny legs. Due to its appearance of having a large and hairy body, it can frighten some people. These spiders can bite and cause uncomfortable symptoms, but it’s rare unless they are provoked.

Discovering spiders can be a challenging task. We advise not trying to eradicate spiders unless you are sure they are not noxious. If you suspect that you may have black widows on your home/property, contact a licensed home pest control professional in San Antonio, TX for immediate removal. Black widows are known for laying large egg sacks that mature fast. Our trusted experts at Accurate Pest Control will assess the situation and recommend an appropriate treatment plan to remove these pests effectively.

Call Accurate Pest Control on (726) 268-5733 today if you think you have a spider infestation in your home.