Garden spiders are not poisonous. Bites cause mild pain and swelling in most cases. In more rare instances, a person may have an allergic reaction which may call for medical treatment.
Get Rid of Garden Spiders
Garden spiders live in outdoor areas, hence the name. They are not aggressive. They build webs and when they sense prey due to the vibrations, they inject venom and enzymes to make the digestion easier.
The male garden spider constructs a small web near the females web. The male then attracts the female. The egg sac contains 50 to hundreds of eggs and is secured to the females web. After mating the male usually dies.
The black and yellow garden spider is found throughout most of the U.S.. It spins traditional looking webs that can be quite large. Both sexes have distinct markings. They capture insects in the web and paralyze them to feed.
Orange garden spiders help control pest populations. Their bodies are nearly an inch long and brightly colored. They weave large, classically shaped webs. The design alerts to captured prey to help the spiders’ poor eyesight.
There are various types of garden spiders. Common in the U.S. are crab spiders, cobweb weavers, daddy longlegs, elongate long-jawed spiders, grass spiders, jumping spiders, orb weavers, sac spiders, and wolf spiders.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.