Spider Infestation in Georgia
Spiders have thousands of different species. However, the most common species in Georgia include the black widow, brown recluse, common house spiders, wolf spiders, and the East Asian Joro. Some species prefer dry and warm areas like the upper corners of attics or bedrooms, while others may be found in basements, crawl spaces, or other damp, dark areas. All spider species are usually harmless and do not bite unless provoked. Their bites are generally harmless to humans, and an exception is the black widow and brown recluse.
- Black Widow: Humans need to be wary of it. Georgia has plenty of black widows. Its venom is potent and can cause fever, elevated blood pressure, nausea, and sweats. Although the chances of death after getting bitten by a black widow are rare, anyone bitten by a black widow should seek medical treatment immediately. There are also two types of windows in our state, southern and northern. Only the female black widows have the jaw strength to bite through human skin. Therefore, male spiders are not of concern. The females can have red hourglass markings on their belly and a red dot or two red, unconnected triangles on their belly, depending upon the type of widow. Black widows are generally found in areas where they can reside undisturbed, such as woodpiles, eaves, empty boxes, and even shoes that are stored away and never worn. Female widows can be very aggressive when guarding egg sacs, and the spider exterminator needs to approach with caution, wearing gloves and insecticides whenever encountering them.
- Brown Recluse Spiders: This spider is not aggressive and will seldom bite humans (only if you accidentally step over one or crush it when putting on old clothes where it might be hiding). This spider is also common in Georgia. Bites from this spider are very painful and leave an open, ulcerating sore requiring professional medical attention. Other symptoms may include fever, restlessness, and difficulty in sleeping. They are small, light to dark brown in color, and have three very obvious and separate pairs of eyes (six total) – two in the middle and two on each side. They generally do not move around much, keeping only near their birthplace, and come out at night for hunting. They prefer woodpiles or dark, quiet places – like under furniture or in closets, attics, and crawlspaces.
Are you unsure about the type of species lurking in your home? Call Us Now for a free consultation and unparalleled spider removal services. Spiders want to stay away from you and eat insects and reproduce. They will generally not attack unless provoked or crushed over. However, they can still intrude on your home or yard. Spiders will most probably try to enter your home in the fall and winter as they search for food and warmth during this time.