Spiders in your home is an indicator that there may be an issue with other pest that need to be controlled. Spiders are predators and they feast on other species of insects. If you are seeing an increase in spiders or spider size, it is likely they are feasting well on other creepy crawly critters. The Freedom Home Package can provide year-long control to any infestation that may be feeding your spiders.
Spiders are the enemy!
While spiders are the enemies of most other insect pests, they generally are not our enemy. In fact, in the home they are the natural predator of other house-infesting insects, which keep other insect populations from growing. For the exception – see below!
The Truth About Spiders:
Texas has 39 species of spiders native to the region, most of which are harmless and are not considered dangerous. As such, for most of us a bite from one of these spiders is not generally life threatening, nor a threat to your health; however, they can be dangerous for people with rare, serious allergies. Luckily spiders are not known to be aggressive or initiate bites and generally only bite humans when disturbed, trapped or threatened.
Venomous Texas Spiders
Texas has two venomous species of spiders, the black widow (Latrodectus mactans) and the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) – both of which can be found indoors and outdoors throughout the State. While it is not common to find either of these species in Houston, they can be more commonly found in the suburbs and areas surrounding the city.
Black widow spiders can frequently be found in woodpiles, boxes, outdoor toilets, meter boxes, under eaves, and other undisturbed areas; while the brown recluse is more likely to be found living in the basements and garages of houses hiding between boards, boxes, old towels, and other clothes in dark – undisturbed areas.
Neither the black widow nor the brown recluse spiders are aggressive but they will both bite when accidentally trapped, disturbed or threatened.