#4 Most Exterminated Pest In Nevada Is Spiders Like The Black Widow
There are over 35,000 species of spiders in the world, about 3,000 are found in North America. Many spiders are pests you may find in your home. Spiders are predators, feeding on insects and small animals. While all spiders have poison glands containing venom, there are two kinds of spiders in Nevada that bite and can cause painful poisoning in humans. They are the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider.
The Poisonous Pest The Black Widow Spider
- Female black widows are black with a red or orange hour glass shape on the underside of the abdomen.
- Black widows are present in every state in the United States as well as other countries with similar or warmer climates.
- A female may produce four to nine egg sacs during a summer. Egg sacs contain 300 to 400 eggs which will hatch in about 8 to 10 days. Egg sacs appear white in color, but after a while turn pale brown.
- After laying eggs the female is hungry and more likely to bite a human.
- A bite may cause pain at the site of the bite, general aching of the body, headache and nausea but in most cases symptoms disappear in 2 to 3 days. In some instances bites can be fatal.
- The black widow web is an irregular, tangled, crisscross web woven of a coarse silk. Strand for strand it is stronger than steel, and is used for cross hairs in large telescopes in observatories.
The Venomous Pest The Brown Recluse Spider
- Brown recluse spiders can be identified by the violin shape on the back of the thorax. Also they have six eyes while the majority of spiders have eight.
- "Fiddleback spider" and "Violin spider" are other names of the brown recluse spider.
- People are most commonly bitten in bed, dressing or cleaning storage areas.
- Adult male and female brown recluse and immature spiderlings are capable of injecting venom which may result in serious lesion formation. If damage is severe, a skin graft is sometimes required
Venomous & Poisonous Pest Management & Extermination
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