If you suffer from arachnophobia, you’re not alone. In fact, unless it’s Halloween time and they’re made of plastic, we don’t know anyone who enjoys sharing their home with spiders. Unfortunately for us desert dwellers here in Las Vegas, spiders come with a territory – literally. Because of our hot summers and dry winters, spiders tend to grow, thrive and –you guessed it – reproduce. That’s not great news for your home or your business. You need a Spider Exterminator now!
While there are several types of spiders that call our desert home, Las Vegas has an abundance of three types of spiders: the desert recluse, the black widow and the camel spider.
Common Las Vegas Spiders
Desert Recluse: Called a recluse because of its tendency to hide itself in tiny, dark places, these brown, violin-shaped Las Vegas spiders are often mistaken for the brown recluse. However, the desert recluse prefers no contact with humans and only bites when threatened. A desert recluse bit could result in mild stinging, blisters, a deep enlarging ulcer, and fever or rash. Medical attention is recommended if you’ve been bit by a desert recluse.
Black Widow: Of the most common Las Vegas spiders, the black widow may have the most potentially dangerous bite. You can easily spot a black widow because of its tell-tale red hourglass marking on their black bellies. A black widow bite can cause fever, chills, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea.
Solifugae: While there are many myths told about solifugae, these creatures are technically neither spiders nor scorpions, although they resemble both. With larger bodies and an aggressive behavior, solifugae may be terrifying; however, since they do not produce venom, their bites are rarely serious.
If you have any of the above visitors (or other eight-legged creatures) currently sharing your roof, give R and C Pest Control a call. We have experience dealing with the peskiest Las Vegas spiders, and can make sure yours are gone quickly and conveniently.