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Pest Management Services Lubbock, TX Spiders

Pest Management Services of Lubbock, TX have experts in spider control.

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Spiders are arthropods with eight legs and chelicerae (fangs) that can inject venom. On the Texas South Plains, there are many species that thrive including the Wolf spider, the Black Widow, the Brown recluse, and many others. Although most are not considered dangerous (in fact they can be beneficial), most are seen as a pest in the residential setting. Many times bites, webbing and sometimes even their presence can be seen as a problem. Depending on species and the level of infestation, we have several options for treatment to fit your budget.

The Black Widow

Named for their behavior, the black widow is a fairly common pest on the south plains. A red hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of her abdomen is a common identifier, but be sure to keep your distance to avoid the possibility of a bite. Most of the time found outside and usually in a rocky setting, the bite from a Black widow can be very dangerous and in some rare cases, fatal.
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The Brown Recluse ("Fiddle-back" spider)

As its name implies, the Brown recluse is reclusive by nature. It prefers to hunt for its prey in out of sight areas such as crawlspaces, attics, and closets. We will occasionally turn up in unexpected places, such as under bed sheets or even in a pair of pants left on the floor. Its nickname refers to the fiddle shaped marking on its back, but this is NOT a definitive indicator. The 3 pairs of eyespots on its head are the easiest way to determine positively that you have a brown recluse, but if you prefer to keep your distance, we would be glad to identify any specimen that you have. The bite from a brown recluse is not normally considered a life threatening bite, but large ulcerous sores can develop if left untreated and large areas of tissue damage or "sloughing" can occur.
Spider treatment programs can be challenging to develop, but we have a multitude of options to fit your budget as well as your schedule. From a one-time treatment, to a Brown Recluse program, we can help identify and understand your level of treatment needs. Call us today and speak to one of our staff to find out what is right for you!
Contact Pest Management Services today at 806-794-4567 for all of your spider control needs.