Spider Pest Control
House Spider Control in MA | Waltham Pest Control 781-893-2146
Waltham Pest Control provides house spider control services to home owners throughout Greater Boston Massachusetts. If you are experiencing frequent spiders in your basement, attic, garage or living spave call Waltham Pest Control today and we will provide you with a free estimate to control spiders in your home.
About Massachusetts House Spiders
In Massachusetts, some of the most common spiders include house spiders, daddy long legs, wolf spiders and black widows. Of these, people really only need to worry about black widow bites, as their venom is especially potent (and can even be deadly).
The house spider, or common house spider is characterized by having striped legs that are alternating tan and dark brown in color. The main torso is generally a dark brown and is usually adorned with lighter-colored designs. As the name implies, house spiders are often found inside homes, especially in attics, basements and on ceilings. They are known for making compact, fluffy webs in the corners of rooms and other structures.
Daddy Long Legs
While house spiders are one of the most abundant types of indoor spiders in Massachusetts, outdoors the daddy long legs is king. They are known to live in tree trunks and other organic materials, but can commonly be observed scurrying across lawns and through gardens. In addition to being long, the legs of the daddy long legs are incredibly thin and delicate.
Wolf spiders are larger, hairier and scarier than any other type of spider in Massachusetts. They vary in color from gray to brown and you can often find wolf spiders in or around windows, doors and houseplants, or outside in gardens and under rocks.
Black widow spiders inhabit almost every state in the United States, including Massachusetts. Female black widows are the easiest to recognize, as their abdomens are bulbous and feature a distinctive hourglass marking that is red in color. Males have more elongated abdomens, and instead of an hourglass, have red and white designs on their sides. You can commonly find black widows in basements, woodpiles and under other man-made structures. The severity of a black widow’s bite depends on the physical condition of the individual who is bit. Children and elderly individuals are more likely to succumb to more serious symptoms, such as chest pain, fainting, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure and respiratory complications.