What is a spider
A spider is a “beneficial” insect that can help control populations of all kinds of different insects found inside gardens and other outdoor areas. A spider is an arachnid with only two body regions rather than three that most other insects have. The two body regions are called the cephalothorax, which is the head, and the abdomen, also known as the body. A spider also has eight legs.
Here are some of the most common types of spiders you can find throughout Long Island:
Yellow Sac Spider
Often found wandering around outside looking for food because they lack capture webs, the Yellow Sac Spider can be somewhat dangerous. They have a yellow color, dark fangs, long legs, and black feet. If you get bit by one, you can experience a burning that is quite painful but you will not die from it.
The Wolf Spider is a hunting spider that makes a deep burrow where they will wait to attack a prey that might be passing by. This kind of spider can be mistaken for other kinds of spiders but the main difference is how their eyes are arranged in a row.
American House Spider
This type of spider can build a capture web to entangle prey. Their webs can usually be seen in the wintertime near windows, doors, and an wall corners. An American House Spider’s body looks similar to a Black Widow but with a brown color. This spider is not very harmful to humans.
Daddy Long Legs
Just as the name suggests, these spiders have very long legs. A Daddy Long Legs also builds capture webs to entangle prey. They can be found in hard to reach places such as high ceilings and attics. This type of spider is also not harmful to humans.
Is a spider dangerous?
Depending on the species of the spider, it could very well be dangerous. Black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders are definitely dangerous because they contain venom that can create health issues in people. However, most spiders we encounter on a regular basis are harmless to humans.
Why do I have spiders?
Usually, spiders are found outdoors hiding in an area that seems safe and sheltered because spiders are cautious and like to be away from people and predators. Although they are often outside, they sometimes like to move inside based on less than ideal weather conditions. A spider can also go indoors when following prey and a home or building that has issues with other insects will usually have spiders too.
Where can I find spiders?
A spider can build it’s web in all kinds of places – near a window, a door, in a garden, up in the ceiling, or down in the attic – and you can also see spiders crawling around on the exterior of a house, barn, or garage. When a spider goes inside, it generally chooses to hide in an area that is dark and quiet. Those hidden areas could be a basement, a closet, a crawlspace, or under a couch.
How do I get rid of spiders?
The best way to exterminate spiders from your home or business ios to contact a local pest control company. Long Island Pest Control has experienced and skilled technicians ready to provide a service that will rid your house or business of spiders. If you are interested in this service, then contact Long Island Pest Control now!
How can I prevent spiders from coming into my house?
Here is some advice on how to prevent spiders from coming inside of your house:
- Patch any opening found in your walls or the exterior of your house.
- Get rid of any clutter and debris where a spider might be able to hide and build a web.
- Locate your garden and pile of wood as far away from your house as possible.
- Trim trees and bushes away from the outside of your house or business.
- Clean downspouts and gutters.
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