Should I Be Worried About Dangerous Spiders In My Las Vegas Home?

brown recluse spider on basement wall

Most people do not have to ask themselves, should I be worried about spiders? They just are. These eight-legged pests have a way of eliciting fear in individuals. If you have a fear of spiders and want to know if these pests mean you harm, you are in the right place. Today we are going to be talking about dangerous spiders in Las Vegas and providing you with some options to keep these arachnids out of your home. If you have been seeing lots of spiders indoors recently and you are looking for a way to get them out, call our team. We will share information about our Las Vegas pest control and find a time to service your home and property for these pests.

The Ten Most Common House Spiders 

There are many types of spiders that live here in Las Vegas. Many will invade homes from time to time. Here are ten of the most common home-invading spiders that you might find indoors.

  1. Cellar spiders
  2. House spiders
  3. Crevice spiders
  4. Orb spiders
  5. Sac spiders
  6. Black widow spiders
  7. Brown recluse spiders
  8. Brown widow spider
  9. Wolf spider
  10. Daddy long legs

To make sure that these are not just a list of names, we recommend that you learn to identify some of these arachnids. 

Spider 101: Identifying What Spider Is In Your House

You don’t need to know what every kind of spider looks like. You only NEED to know how to identify the three dangerous species that live in our area: the brown recluse, the brown widow, and the black widow. Identify a brown recluse by its ¼ to ½” long light to dark brown body and the fiddle shaped mark behind its head. Identify a brown widow by its ½ to ¾” long brown to dark black body, bulbous abdomen, and the yellow or orange markings on its underside. Finally, identify the black widow spider by its 1 ½ to 1 ⅜” long black body, bulbous abdomen, and the red hourglass mark on its underside. If you spot any of these dangerous spiders inside your home, call us immediately. To learn more about different spiders, we have plenty of resources on our website and blog. 

Do All Spiders Bite Humans?

Something you should know is that not all spiders bite humans. In fact, there isn’t a single aggressive spider in our area. This is to say, these pests do not go out of their way to attack humans. On top of this, some species do not have the ability to pierce human skin with their fangs. Of the species that can pierce the skin, most do not have venom strong enough to cause a severe reaction. That said, there are dangerous spiders in Las Vegas that will cause you harm if they feel threatened. The only way to avoid harmful bites is to keep these pests out, all year.

The Key To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home

In order to guarantee spiders stay out of your home, year-round, you have to put in place some form of professional pest control. At Anderson Pest Control, we offer comprehensive service options to fully control pests like spiders. These services are designed to create an invisible barrier around your home’s exterior. We also offer quick and effective treatments to remove existing infestations of pests.

Call now to learn more about spiders or if you have questions about pest control in Las Vegas. We will answer questions you have and find a time to have your home and property treated for invasive pests like spiders.