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Types of Spiders in Pennsylvania

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There is no place on the planet that you can go and not find spiders. They are everywhere and seem to be able to survive in the most unpleasant environments. Most people belive that all spiders are dangerous, this is not true. While there are house spiders that are poisonous, they are few in number. In fact there are only three types of poisonous house spiders and only two could possibly live in the northeast US region. That is the black widow and the brown recluse who lives throughout the United States. Though encountering one of these spiders is rare.

Black Widow

The black widow spider is very easy to recognize from their solid black bodies with one red dot on it. They prefer dark corners and undisturbed areas to build their webs in. The female black widow is actually the poisonous one. Her venom can cause a healthy person to become nauseous and have muscle pains. In young children and elderly it could become fatal. The male spider is also black with a red spot on their abdomen but they are not quite as shiny as the female. The venom from a male black widow is not harmful to humans at all.

How to Get Rid of Them

Most pest control companies can offer a solution to help rid your house of these pest. Normally it will take more than one visit and treatment, but they do have humane was to dispose of them without chemicals.

Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown recluse spiders are very small, sometimes no bigger than a pencil eraser. Their venom can cause tissue damage and necrosis. They are found in dark places that you do not visit often. They prefer to live in places such as attics, barns or packed up things. They are nocturnal animals unless disturbed, so you are not likely to run into them during the day. Unlike the black widow, the brown recluse male or female venom is the same strength. If bitten you should seek medical attention immediately to prevent the venom from causing too much damage.

How to Get Rid of Them

Brown recluse are hard to kill, with the exception of stepping on them. If you call a pest control company out, you will find them spraying the spiders directly to kill them. For many spiders that is the only way to kill them. Once you are sure the spider is completely dead you can remove the web.

American House Spiders

The normal American house spider is not poisonous. In fact, having them around may help keep other spiders at bay. This house spider will eat insects as well as other spiders. They normally will stay in corners, ceiling areas and rafters. The American house spiders tries to stay out of the elements while still in areas to get food. Unless you find yourself extremely terrified of them, you do not have to worry about getting rid of them. But you may want to keep them controlled.

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