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Spiders are commonly found in most parts of the world. Most species are prone to the favorable living conditions provided in our homes and buildings. Spiders don’t often stick to geographical lines people do, so it is difficult to say that certain spider species are only found here or there. They could be accidentally or purposely brought throughout the country and even the world through travelers or via shipping of various products. But what we can say is that there are some spiders more commonly found in Massachusetts than others.

The top four common species of spiders found in Massachusetts.

1. American House Spider Control. The house spider or sometimes referred to as the common house spider have noticeable striped legs, which alternate tan and dark brown colors. Their primary color is dark brown and found on their torso are random light brown or tan designs. House spiders are responsible for weaving superior fluffy webs located in corners of homes. Their webs are generally the inspiration behind the Halloween decorative webs. As their name implies, they are frequently caught living in the lap of luxury in people’s basements, attics and ceilings. Females are slightly larger than males. House spiders are not aggressive and rarely bite humans. They will however, do so if they feel threatened, or are being crushed by people putting shoes on or wearing clothing that might have pressed against them. If after a bite you notice swelling, lesions or headaches, you should seek medical care. If possible, bottle the offender for specific identification and treatment.
2. How to Keep Daddy Long Legs Away. The daddy long legs are more often spotted outdoors, but will engage indoors if the opportunity arises in their quest to find food or shelter. Daddy long legs are typically brown and have long legs and thin delicate bodies. They are drawn to tree trunks to call home, but can be observed skittering across grass or strolling through gardens. Unlike their spider kin, daddy long legs do not produce venom and deliver it in their bite. Instead of producing venom, they do however produce a strong pungent odor that repels most predators that they utilize as a defense.
3. Wolf Spider Bites. Being large and hair spiders, the wolf spider is appropriately named. Their intimating stature and creepy features often produce girlish screams to the locals in Massachusetts. They vary from brown to gray in color and have stripes adorning their abdomen or other designs. They can be found guarding your windows, doors, or houseplants indoors, and outdoors wolf spiders are strutting through gardens or under rocks. Their bites are not usually serious unless the person is allergic to the venom they produce. Their bites feel more like a sting, and always to be safe, if bitten by any spider, one should seek medical attention.
4. Venomous Black Widow Control. Most people have been informed to practice caution around black spiders carrying a red hourglass shape on their body. Black widows are one of the most harmful venomous spiders in the United States. Children, the elderly and those with immune problems are more impacted by their bite. Chest pain, fainting, increase heart rate, high blood pressure and respiratory complications are general symptoms of a black widow bite, and anyone bitten should always seek medical care immediately.

Our professional’s at Dave’s Pest Control are leading experts in pest management and spiders are no exception. If you notice a spider infestation, play it safe and call Dave’s Pest Control today to properly eradicate them.