Have spiders made themselves at home in your house? You’re not alone. There are over 42,000 spider species worldwide and approximately 500 of them live in Kansas. This means many homeowners are forced to deal with spider infestations every year. All spiders have a venomous bite, but a few can be potentially dangerous. To solve a spider problem, you’ll need a professional spider exterminator.
Brown Recluses & Black Widows
While not all eight-legged critters are dangerous, some do have the ability to affect their victims with a single bite. Some people will simply have an allergic reaction to venomous spider bites. However, there are four Kansas spiders whose bites are considered dangerous enough to require medical attention. These are the Brown Recluse and three species of black widow spiders.
The bite of the Brown Recluse can cause mild to severe symptoms. Luckily, the recluse’s behavior matches its name and will bite only if pressed against the skin. This usually occurs in bed or when putting on clothing that harbors the spider. While this is a generally rare occurrence, it’s important to deal with brown recluse spiders by working with reliable exterminators.
The venom of black widows interferes with nerve transmission, so their bites can produce serious body-wide symptoms. The bite is very painful and increases in severity during the first 12 to 24 hours. There is an effective antivenin that can stop the venom’s action and reverse symptoms quite rapidly. Seek out immediate medical care if you’re bitten, then call Patton Termite & Pest Control to protect your home.
Spider Infestation? Call Patton.
When a large amount of spiders suddenly appear in your home, it’s likely a female laid eggs somewhere inside. Because egg cases can contain hundreds of eggs, a very large number of uninvited guests can pop up rather quickly. That’s the time to call Patton Termite & Pest Control. Our goal is to enable you to live without fear of invasive insects. We’ll identify what may be causing your home to become a breeding ground for spiders. Then we can provide you with the solutions necessary to eradicate them. Patton offers interior services and exterior sprays that will stop these insects from getting into your walls and foundation.
Prevent infestations with Patton’s monthly service to scout for pests, set traps and treat your home’s interior and exterior. Keep your kids and family safe with pet-friendly, 24-hour a day protection. Get started now by calling or connecting with Patton online for more information.