Spiders

Spiders in Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley

Spider Extermination in Fresno

Spider up close - Spider Extermination in FresnoDid you know there are over 30 different types of spiders in the Central Valley and some can lay up to 1,000 eggs in their lifetime?

When it comes to spider extermination in Fresno, one of the most common misconceptions people have about is that creating a barrier is the best way to keep spiders away. With spiders long legs they are often able to walk over many types of pest barrier without adverse effects. 

A good spider treatment starts with the fence line and moves to the home, making sure to treat the spiders directly. Then all the bushes, lawn and flower beds should be treated. Most companies have stopped including a flea & spider lawn treatment and those that do rarely use an eco-treatment. We do both, making sure to treat spiders where they hide and removing the spiders food (Bugs) source.

What types of Spiders are in Fresno and Clovis ?

There are several spiders in Fresno we encounter more than any other: 

  • Wolf Spiders
  • Cellar Spider
  • Black Widow
  • Yellow Sac Spider
  • And other common house spiders. 

Do All Spiders Bite ?

Most spiders fangs can not penetrate a persons skin. Typically they’re more afraid of you than you are of them. However, some spiders do bite and they can also be deadly. If you’re unsure of the type of spiders around your home or office, its best to stay away from them. Give us a call to schedule and inspection and we can help you both identify and exterminate the spider problem. 

Are All Spiders Poisonous?

black widow spiderAll spiders are not poisonous. In fact, the vast majority are not. However, we do have several varieties of highly toxic spiders in Fresno and the Central Valley. 

The most common one is the black widow. They’re an easily identifiable spider with a large black abdomen and red hourglass on the back (pictured). If you notice these spiders in or around your home, its important to call professionals for assistance. The black widow is widely considered the most venomous spider in North America.

While most other spiders are not poisonous, this doesn’t mean they’re fun to have around your home. Regardless of the type of spider, give us a call for a free quote and to schedule an inspection. 

Can Spiders Really Fly?

It’s a process called ballooning, in which a spider uses the earth electric field and a strand of silk to travel as high as 3 miles in the air and as for as 1,000 miles. Sailors first noticed this in the 1800’s when there boats would be covered in webs, even when they were miles from land. 

Will a Black Widow Bite Kill a Person ?

Black Widow spiders are one of the most venomous spiders, famous for eating their male mates. However, the bite of a black widow spider is almost never fatal to humans. 

Types of Spiders Found In the Central Valley, Californis

Spiders can be pretty dangerous based on their family type and appearance. Many people are scared of spiders because they are known to be venomous however, it is difficult to tell which spiders are harmful considering there are over 66 species of spiders found all across Central Ville, California. Here is some information on the most common types found in California so you know what to do with the one you come across. 

 

1. Black Widow Spider

One of the most commonly found spiders in California, black widow spiders are venomous. They are called widow spiders because they feed on the parts of their mate right after laying its eggs. They have shiny black in color and have a red or orange hourglass shape on the back of its abdomen. Their bite can be pretty fatal to humans if not treated immediately.

2. Tarantula

Large in size, these spiders are quite scary to look at due to all the hair on their eight legs. However, unlike the black widow spider, these are quite harmless and they do not bite. They have a calm nature, they walk pretty slowly and it is very rare for a tarantula to bite a human.

3. Common House Spider 

Commonly found all across the world, if you are to spot one near you, it is probably going to be either your attic or your basement. These spiders are brown in colors and they do not bite unless they feel threatened or sense the danger near their habitat. All these spiders do is weave a web in concealed places.

4. Cross Orb Weaver

These spiders are named so because of the cross white marking on their abdomen. Their web is weaved in a wheel shape and they like to sit in the middle of their web. If they feel threatened, they bounce in the middle of their web. They are black, brown and yellowish in color.

5. Carolina Wolf Spider

These spiders do not spin a web. Their eyesight is really sharp at night which is when they like to hunt down other insects for food. They hide during the day under rocks. Their bite is not infectious, usually causing slight itchiness. They are very skeptic around humans. They are dark brown in color like a wolf. 

6. Yellow Sac Spider 

Yellow sac spiders are known to be venomous as well. Their bite can cause an infection. They are pale yellowish in color and their abdomen is usually yellow. The tip of their legs is brown or black in color. These spiders are nighttime hunters and feed on small insects. 

7. Grass Spider

Known for weaving sheet webs, these spiders are quick movers. They have eight eyes as well as eight legs. They have about 13 species all throughout the U.S. but they are harmless to humans. They are golden brown in color with round black eyes. They only bite if messed with and they feed on insects after catching them in their sheet webs. 

There are many more spiders found in Central Valley, California, such as brown recluse spider, black and yellow garden spider, desert recluse spider, etc. If you find a spider in your house, it is better to call Pest Control Fresno, so they exterminate them from your living space and make it safe again. 

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