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Synergy FAQ’s: Getting Rid of Spiders in Mississippi

What does a jumping spider bite look like?

Jumping spiders are identifiable by their black bodies with white markings on the abdomen.  While jumping spiders can bite humans, jumping spider bites are not considered serious.  A jumping spider bite may sting and cause swelling with small red bumps visible.

Jumping spiders are great to have around the home as they prefer to live outside where they hunt during the day.  Jumping spiders can help control insect populations around the home.

How to tell is a spider is poisonous?

Getting bitten by a spider can be alarming; however, being able to properly identify the species of spider and whether the spider is poisonous or venomous is key.  Fortunately, most spiders and most spider bites are not dangerous.  Of the more than 3000 species of spiders, only a few are considered dangerous.  If bitten by one of these spiders, medical attention may be required.

So what are the most common poisonous spiders?  Black Widow spiders and Brown Recluse spiders are two of the most common.  After that other dangerous spiders include: Hobo spiders and Brown Widow spiders.  If unsure of the species of spider, taking a photo can be helpful.

What is a poisonous banana spider?

Banana spider look intimidating and at up to 2 inches in length are among the largest of spiders.  Banana spiders can bite humans but only when threatened.  Banana spiders are poisonous.  While the bite can be painful, it is not considered dangerous, except in small children.

Banana spiders serve a useful function around the home controlling unwanted insects.  

Is a black spider with white spot on back poisonous?

The most common black spider with white spot on its back is the jumping spider.  Occasionally, a male black widow spider will look similar.  Black widow spiders are dangerous; however, jumping spiders are not.

Jumping spiders are actually beneficial to have around the home.  While they do have the potential to bite humans, they rarely do.  Jumping spiders, like most spiders around the home, are beneficial as they help control unwanted insect pests.

Is a hobo spider poisonous?

Hobo spiders are not dangerous nor are they aggressive.  However hobo spiders will bite when threatened and release a small amount of poison.  The poison of a hobo spider is not considered to be life-threatening.  Side effects from a Hobo spider bite include headache, fatigue, and nausea.

Getting rid of hobo spiders is similar to methods you would use for other spiders.  Treatment of the outside of your home with liquid or dust insecticides is a great first step.  After that remove any hobo spider egg sacs that you see.  For hobo spiders that make it inside your home, insecticides and glue traps are two options.

Are orb weaver spiders poisonous?

Orb weaver spiders are not poisonous but do possess a small amount of venom.  The amount of venom is negligible and does not pose a danger to humans.  An orb weaver spider bite might feel similar to a bee sting.

Orb weaver spiders are great to have around the house as they control unwanted insects.  Orb weaver webs are large and can catch a large number of insect pests around the home.

Are daddy long legs the most poisonous spider?

The term daddy long legs is commonly used to refer to 3 species of spiders.  These spiders include cellar spiders, harvestmen spiders, and crane flies.  Crane flies are not spiders, but insects, and are not dangerous.

Harvestmen spiders aren’t venomous but are poisonous.  They don’t bite, but coat themselves in poison to protect themselves from predators.  Cellar spiders do have fangs and can bite humans, but are not considered dangerous.

How to get rid of brown recluse spiders?

Getting rid of brown recluse spiders involves several steps.  First insure all door and window seals are in good condition to reduce chances of brown recluse coming inside the home.  Next spray areas with brown recluse insecticide with a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide.

After killing all brown recluse spiders that you can see, consider applying an insecticide dust for longer-term control of the spiders.

Synergy² Pest Control Jackson MS

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Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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