Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

Spiders - General Information
 There are over 3,000 species of spiders occurring in North America alone. Many species of spiders such as the house spider, sac spider, wolf spider, or daddylonglegs are prevalent throughout New England. Through increased travel and transport, several different species can be transported from other regions of the country or from abroad such as the black widow, brown recluse, tarantulas, and the hobo spider.

 Most spiders are active at night and during the day they remain inactive often hiding in crack & crevice areas. They primarily are predators that feed on insects or other arthropods, and can survive without food for several weeks to a few months. Most spider bites are not considered a serious threat to humans because many species cannot penetrate human skin, and those that can usually result in no more than a slight swelling and inflammation similar to a bee sting; however some people can have an allergic reaction to some common spider bites.

 * In the United States two spider groups are considered dangerous to humans; Black widow spiders and Brown recluse spiders. If bitten by these spiders, one should immediately contact a physician or go to a hospital emergency room.