Where Spiders Hide
Spiders are known to hide in basements, attics, closets, under furniture, and in dark corners. That makes it dangerous to simply reach into your closet or go into your attic. Spiders can become defensive and dangerous when they feel threatened.
If you’ve noticed spider webs in your pantry, basement, attic, closets, or garage, it’s time to get some help! Pointe Pest Control is here to help locate and exterminate spiders in your home. We do the work so you can sit back with peace of mind that you’re not going to wake to 8 legs and a bite mark.
Venomous Spiders Around Tumwater, WA
Tumwater is home to several venomous spiders. These include hobo spiders, wolf spiders, zebra jumping spiders, cross orb weaver spiders, yellow sac spiders, brown recluse spiders, and the infamous black widow spiders.
All of these spiders are venomous and should be avoided, but extra special care should be taken if you spot brown recluse or black widow spiders. While the brown recluse is not native to Tumwater, they can hitch a ride and end up around your home.
Black widow spiders are the most dangerous spiders found in the northwest. Their venom impacts the nervous system which can lead to nausea, sweating, abdominal cramps, restlessness, tremors, and difficulty breathing. Children and the elderly are at especially great risk if bitten by these spiders.
Do I Need Year-Round Spider Control?
Winter in Washington may feel like a respite from spiders, as they seem to disappear in the fall. The truth is many of them have short life cycles and lay their eggs in the fall and die around the same time. These species of spiders then spring forth out of egg sacs in the spring.
Some species of spiders can live for several years. These spiders learn your home, where you spend most of your time, and are experts at hiding. They stay concealed until you’re spring cleaning or digging around looking for your Christmas tree.
Year-round spider removal focuses on finding and eliminating egg sacs, and longer life span spiders so you have a wonderful spring, summer, fall, and winter!
How To Prevent Spider Bites
The best medicine is prevention, so that should be your first line of defense. The most simple way to prevent spider bites is not having any spiders around your home in the first place. Our teams of experienced professionals will find and eliminate your 8-legged invaders.
Basic Spider Bite Prevention:
- Wear protective clothing
- Use insect repellent
- Check clothing and shoes before putting them on
- Keep your yard free from debris
- Don’t let your grass get too long
- Seal your house to stop them from coming in
- Don’t try to smash a spider on someone’s body, it’s best to flick them off
- Clear webs under furniture and around the house
What To Do If Bitten By A Spider
Statistically, most spider bites result in minor injury. However, some species can be very serious.
Medical care should be sought if:
- Someone is bitten by a dangerous spider, for example, the brown recluse or black widow
- No one knows what type of spider bit the victim
- The spider bite has resulted in trouble swallowing or breathing
- If the victim shows signs of abdominal cramping, severe pain, or the wound site is growing
- If there is increased redness or red streaks spreading away from the spider bite.