Learn More About The Common Spiders Of Scottsdale

Learn More About The Common Spiders Of Scottsdale


It is no secret that there are a lot of spiders in Scottsdale, Arizona. And it is also well known that those spiders love to invade human structures and yards. Today, we will focus on three spiders common to our area, where they are found, risks associated, and how to eradicate them.

Black Widow Spiders

A black widow spider is a little larger than a dime and shiny black with a red marking on its large, bulbous abdomen that, in some species, looks like an hourglass. It is well known that a black widow spider delivers a potent venom that can cause death (but this is unlikely in the United States where medical assistance is readily available.) Deadly or not, a bite from a black widow can be extremely painful.

Black widows create webbing in many locations, both high and low, but they prefer to capture large bugs, so webs are likely to be in lower places, especially in brush piles or other naturally cluttered places. These spiders are most likely to be found outside.

Brown Recluse Spiders

These are a little larger than a quarter, with a tan coloration and a brown violin marking on the back. Brown recluse create tangled webs in low locations but, unlike black widows, brown recluse do not use their webs to catch prey. Their webbing is only used to protect them when they retreat. Because of this, these webs are only likely to be found in secluded locations.

Depending on the bite location and amount of venom injected, a brown recluse bite reaction can be anything from a mild skin irritation to necrosis of the flesh, or death of living cells where deep scarring can occur.

Common House Spiders

These are the most often seen spiders in homes in the U.S. They are small, around 1/4 of an inch, and brown, with the possibility of white spotting on their abdomens. They generally build webs in hidden areas such as attics and basements, or in outbuildings, but they will also establish webs on window frames and in the upper corners of rooms in the common areas of your home. The biggest problem with common house spiders is that they are usually an indication of bigger pest problems. Where spiders are, there also are food sources for those spiders. Pests you may have hidden inside your home, if you are seeing house spiders, include roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies and clothes moths.

Reach Out To Schendel For Help With Spiders

The best way to eradicate spiders in Scottsdale is to reach out to Schendel Pest Services. Give us a call to learn more about our residential pest control plans.  

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