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Spiders in Oklahoma

Spiders are part of the arachnid family and are a prey species that generally hunt and feed upon insects and other spiders. Spiders have 8 legs and an unsegmented body whose head and thorax are fused together; they often have a rounded shape to their abdomen. Spiders may or may not spin webs to capture their prey and all have fangs that they use to inject venom into their prey in order to paralyze them.

What do spiders look like?

There are three common species of spiders in Oklahoma that can invade your home or business. These are:

Brown recluse

A brown recluse spider has an oblong abdomen that is covered in gray hair. A recluse spider body can be yellowish- gray to dark brown in color and known for their “violin” shaped pattern on the top of their body. They have three pairs of eyes, organized into a semi-circle pattern and the adults can grow to be 1/4”to 1/3” in length.

Black widow

Adult black widow spider have a shiny black color body with a red “hourglass” shape on their back and can have light red or white spots on their abdomen. They can grow to by 1 1/2” x 1 3/8” in length.

House Spider

The most common spider species to invade Oklahoma homes is the House Spider. These pests will grow to be about 1/8” x 5/16” in length, are brownish-yellow in color and have darker angled strips on their legs and body.

Are they dangerous?

Yes, all spiders do bite. Although most spider species don’t have fangs that are strong enough to puncture the skin of a human. Spider species are considered nuisance pests and are feared for their venomous bite. But more often than not most spider’s fangs are not strong enough to puncture through skin or their venom is not strong enough to cause a reaction in a human.

Do note that spiders typically will only bit you if they are being directly handled or feel that they are threatened.

If a venomous spider does bite you, like the black widow or brown recluse you should immediately visit your doctor for treatment to verify if you may have a severe allergic reaction. A black widow spider bite can negatively impact and attack your nervous system. While a brown recluse’s venom can cause severe tissue ulceration
around the bite site taking many months to heal.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders normally live outdoors, but like to move indoors in extreme weather conditions, to overwinter, and accidentally carried into your home in boxes or packaging. They may even find themselves in your home as they search for prey. Favorite hiding places that spiders like to migrate into dark secluded areas of your home like the corners of walls, in closets, in clothing, underneath of furniture, and in basement and attic.

Can I treat spiders myself?

No, controlling spider infestations can be a difficult and frustrating task. To search and find all the spiders hiding in your home is almost impossible. Do-it-yourself spray is very impractical when trying to control spiders. Most over the counter chemicals are dangerous and in-effective at best.

Our Flea Master Pest Control Program will help you battle against a spider outbreak. Our advanced and current treatment for pest elimination is safe for you, your family and your pets.

How soon can you get there?

Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how stressful spider infestation problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control your problem. We have over 36 years of knowledge base in the pest solution control industry to give you a solution that fits your own needs.

Is the treatment safe?

Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products.

During interior or exterior treatment of your targeted spider infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them. Plants are safe. We ask you to refrain pet contact for 30 minutes to one hour after treatment. After the chemicals have dried, it is safe for pets.

At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on a spider treatment and our maintenance program.