There are over 35,000 species of spiders worldwide! All spiders are predators. The female does not usually eat their mate after copulation contrary to the popular belief of the black widow and widow spiders. Spider control is a multi step process with the most important step being the inspection. Nova Pest Control understands that to control spiders, a proper inspection of the property and correct identification of the spider, along with proper sanitation, must be done to maintain and control spider infestations.
Black Widow Spider
Black widow spiders are considered the most venomous spiders in the United States. The females have shiny black bodies with a red hourglass-shaped mark on the underside of their abdomen. Males are usually smaller in size with red or pink spots on their backs. The inhabit dark, dry shelters like barns, garages, basements, and more.
Brown Recluse Spider
Brown recluse spiders are brown in color with a dark brown violin-shaped mark on their backs. These spiders will always make their webs behind objects in dark, dry places.
Household spiders typically build their webs in attics, basements, or in corners of rooms. They can be brown in color with occassional spots on the abdomen.
Wolf spideres are larger spiders with mixes of brown, gray, and black colors. They mostly live outside in grassy areas, but can find their way indoors during cold seasons. These spiders do not spin webs, but instead live in burrows outdoors or in windows, doors, basements, and houseplants indoors.
Orb Weaver Spider
Orb Weaver spiders are most commonly found in gardens, fields, and forests. There are a large variety of Orb Weaver spiders, and they tend to vary greatly in size and appearance. You can most easily spot an Orb Weaver by the appearance of their circular webs.