Black Widow Spider

Spiders

The most common spiders are the daddy long leg spider, brown recluse spider and black widow spider. These can be found in any corner inside or outside that is suitable for spiders to construct their webs. These spiders are more common in garages, crawl spaces, and basements. These areas are less disturbed and tend to harbour more spiders. It is not uncommon for spiders to hitch rides in unsuspecting boxes, products from the supermarket, and from the local store.

Black Widow SpiderBlack Widow Spider

what to
look for

Be warned – the venom of female black widow spiders can be deadly to people and pets so if you think you have black widow spiders in or around your property call us right away. (Males do not bite). The females usually only bite when they are protecting their eggs and at other times will often try to escape. They lay their eggs close to the web and are usually found in piles of fallen branches or trash, or underneath garden furniture and outhouse seats. The young spiders disperse soon after hatching.

After mating, the female black widow often eats the male (hence the name) whose sperm she stores and then uses to produce future egg sacs without mating. Female black widow spiders can live for up to three years.

how
to
identify a Black Widow Spider

Black widow spiders are small. Females measure up to 3/8 of an inch and have rounded abdomens often with two horizontal red stripes or with red hourglass markings on their lower half. Males are even smaller, measuring only 1/8 of an inch. Male abdomens are elongated with red and white markings along the sides and they have much longer legs in proportion to their body size than the female.

what
we
can do to
help

Remember – this spider is highly poisonous so it may be wise to let our experts at Peregrine General Pest Management come to your aid.

Preparing
for your
Service

For the most part, you can expect to be taken care of while you’re relaxing on the living room couch. Most spider treatments are performed on the exterior of the property. We ask for you to keep off the treated areas until the chemical is dry. The service technician will provide specific details for your service.

 Brown Recluse SpiderBrown Recluse Spider

what to
look for

Like most spiders, the brown recluse spider does not seek to bite people. The bite is usually accidental. The spider crawls into a shoe, into clothing or into a bed and a person then puts on the clothing or lies on the spider in bed. The spider, being trapped, has only one defence – and that is to bite. Unfortunately, the bite of this spider produces a nasty result in people, such as open, ulcerating sores. Left untreated, such bites often become infected and significant tissue necrosis can occur. It is always best to seek medical attention, preferably from a dermatologist, if you think you may have a spider bite. This is especially true in areas where brown recluse spiders are common.

how
to
identify a Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluse spiders may grow to have a body about 5/8-inch in length and a leg span of about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. They are usually light brown but may be darker in some specimens.The key identifying characteristics are the six eyes arranged in three pairs at the front of the head area and the fiddle-shaped marking on the back. The brown recluse spider is often called the “violin” spider or “fiddleback” spider because of the distinctive fiddle-shaped marking on top of its cephalothorax (head end to which the legs are attached).

what
we
can do to
help

A pest management program from Peregrine will focus on eliminating spiders on the exterior of your residence before they have an opportunity of gaining access to the structure. This will provide a pest free environment.

Preparing
for your
Service

For the most part, you can expect to be taken care of while you’re relaxing on the living room couch. Most spider treatments are performed on the exterior of the property. We ask for you to keep off the treated areas until the chemical is dry. The service technician will provide specific details for your service.

Daddy Long Legs SpiderDaddy Long Legs Spider

what to
look for

Daddy long legs can be found on tree trunks and open ground. They are found throughout North America. On cool afternoons adults often climb trees or sides of buildings, seemingly to benefit from residual heat of the sun. A warm knothole may attract dozens of daddy-long-legs, which stand close together with legs interlaced all night.

how
to
identify a Daddy Long Legs Spider

They are approximately 1/8-1/4″ (4-6 mm) in size and have long thin legs. Their body is reddish brown and the legs are dark with prominent paler coxae. Daddy long legs eat small insects and decaying organic matter. Daddy long legs have one generation per year. When warm weather arrives, young creep out and grow slowly. Normally they mature in summer, then mate without courtship.

what
we
can do to
help

A pest management program from Peregrine will focus on eliminating spiders on the exterior of your residence before they have an opportunity of gaining access to the structure. This will provide a pest free environment.

Preparing
for your
Service

For the most part, you can expect to be taken care of while you’re relaxing on the living room couch. Most spider treatments are performed on the exterior of the property. We ask for you to keep off the treated areas until the chemical is dry. The service technician will provide specific details for your service.
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