There are more than 45000 known species of spiders all around the world. In our area, we primarily deal with 5 of those species: black widows, brown recluses, wolf spiders, funnel spiders, and the southern house spider.

Some spiders, such as the black widow, use venom to kill or paralyze their prey. Spiders actively hunt or spin webs to trap other insects for consumption. The best way to control your spider population is through a routine pest control service. Not only does the spray kill spiders directly, it also helps eliminate them by killing other pests that may come in contact with the spray. Another vital part of the routine service is the wiping of webs. Wiping the webs takes away the spider’s way of trapping their food source, leaving them with little to no way of hunting their food.

Black Widow

Size: 1/2 to 1.5 inches
Color: Shinny black with red hourglass
Location Found: Dark areas, furniture, near outdoor lights
Treatment: Spraying and webstering


The Black Widow Spider is the most poisonous spider in North America. The female can be identified by the red hourglass marking on the underbelly. This spider’s bite is feared because its venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. In humans, bites produce muscle aches, nausea, and paralysis that can make breathing difficult. Contrary to common belief, the majority of bites are non-life-threatening and rarely cause harm. Black widows are not aggressive and usually only strike in defense. They are usually found in dark tucked away spaces such as high-in corners, woodpiles, and sheds.


The brown recluse is a rarely seen spider in our environment – although many people tend to think they have seen one. The size of the brown recluse is tiny, and they are translucent in color. These traits make them nearly impossible to spot. If this spider were to bite a person, it would do a lot more than making someone sick. Brown Recluse are known for causing nerve damage and decaying tissue in the human body. They are normally found in heavily wooded damp forest-like areas.


Wolf spiders typically do not bite unless threatened or provoked. In most cases, the wolf spider will first retreat or rear up on its legs, exposing its large fangs. Wolf spiders are uniquely different from other species. While the large majority of spiders rely on their webs to catch food, wolf spiders rely on their insanely fast travel speeds to hide and hunt from predators and prey.


Funnel Spiders are found nearly everywhere and they continue to reproduce at rapid rates. This spider’s sheet-like webs are mostly seen in the dark corners of barns, cellars, sheds, garages, cabins, and other human-made structures. Adult males frequently get caught in bathtubs or sinks at night. Funnel spiders are passive and rely on their thick layered webs to catch their prey.


Southern House Spiders are often associated with human habitations – spreading their web from cracks and crevices on the exterior of homes, barns, and other structures. Males are frequently mistaken for recluse spiders. This is the most common spider you will run across in your home.
can treat your home or office’s current spider problems and help prevent future ant invasions.