New Jersey is home to many different species of spiders, which is enough to send shivers down your spine. Some species are especially troublesome. Rather than worry you are dealing with a particularly nasty species, it is best to let a pest control company take charge of spider control at your home or business. There are several species that are more difficult to deal with than you might think.
- Running Crab Spider (Philodromus)- This spider gets its name from its oversized second pair of legs that give it the appearance of a crab. Like a crab, it can move with amazing speed, making it difficult to remove from your home. Some people experience mild symptoms from its bite, but others can have more serious issues, including an irregular pulse rate, severe headache, and vomiting.
- North American Jumping Spider (Naphys pulex)- It is bad enough when a spider is running like a demon, but when they can jump really far, that is unnerving to the max! Thankfully, they are harmless other than perhaps causing you a heart attack with them leaping four times their body length from your curtains to the sofa cushion next to you. You’ll be too busy screaming to notice how cute they actually are.
- Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus mactans)- Easily identified by the hourglass marking on its abdomen, few spiders seem to cause the fear that black widows spiders instill. It is for good reason since it is a highly venomous spider that can make breathing difficult and cause nausea and muscle pain. Most people do recover, thankfully, but there have been fatalities reported in children, the elderly, and people with health vulnerabilities. One reason to reach out to a spider control professional if you notice these around your home is that an egg case can contain several hundred eggs, resulting in a major infestation once they emerge in under a month.
If you have noticed spiders around your Long Branch, New Jersey home, reach out to us at RZ Termite & Pest Control. While not all spiders are cause for alarm from a danger aspect, they can all cause distress if the become a full infestation. Contact us today so you can have peace of mind that your family is safe from spiders and other pests.