Finding spiders in your home is unnerving and something that most homeowners want to avoid. Many homeowners, shy away from spiders, as these hairy eight-legged pests can be frightening to even look at. What’s more, as our spider control experts at Genie Pest Control will tell you, Omaha is also home to two spiders capable of causing you serious harm. If you see spiders, in your home regularly, it can be a sign of a nest of infestation and should be dealt with as soon as possible.
Understanding exactly what type of spider you are dealing with can help you and your family to stay safe and also allow our technicians to take effective action quickly. With more than 3,000 different species of spiders in the United States, telling each one apart requires expert knowledge. However, with the help of our expert residential insect removal team, you can learn to recognize some of the spider species that we often encounter in the Omaha area.
Brown Recluse Spiders
The Brown Recluse Spider is one of only two spiders in the United States that can cause serious bodily harm. Typically tan to dark brown in color, these spiders are easily recognizable by a unique fiddle-shaped marking on the top of its cephalothorax, above its eyes. The Brown Recluse has 6 eyes which are positioned in three groups of two. Usually, these spiders are found outside hiding close to rocks, or in other dark areas such as in woodpiles or toolboxes. They have been known to venture inside homes too so be sure to stay alert.
Black Widow Spiders
The Black Widow spider is something of a household name, as these spiders are also capable of inflicting serious harm if they come in contact with humans. Measuring approximately half an inch, the females of the species are easily distinguishable. You can recognize a female black widow by their unique red-colored hourglass shape on their abdomen. It is important to note, that these distinguishing marks are not always a reliable means of identification and if you are in doubt, it is always best to air on the side of caution and call our team of professionals at Genie Pest Control immediately.
As the most common spiders in the Midwest, most people will have come across these large arachnids at some point or another. These spiders can grow to be up to one and a half inches long, making them quite sizable and easier to see. You will often find wolf spiders outdoors in tall shrubs and dense grasses around your property. They can also find their way inside from time-to-time and if found indoors, learn more about our spider removal services.
Spinning beautiful ‘orb’ webs across Omaha’s gardens between the grasses and weeds, garden spiders hold the accolade of the largest web-spinning spiders in Nebraska. Also known as ‘argiopes’, there are many different species of garden spiders that can be found in and around Omaha. Because of their large size and huge webs, garden spiders often make people nervous. Although they eat a lot of unwanted insects in gardens, a lot of people just don’t like gardening around them. If you want your garden spider-free, just get in touch with our insect removal team at Genie Pest Control to find out what the best course of action will be for your situation.
Keep Your Property Safe And Spider-Free
While some spiders are dangerous and can pose a risk to your health, others are just hairy, ugly nuisances. No matter what kind of spiders have made their home on your property, if you want them gone for good, just contact our team of spider control experts at Genie Pest Control. Our highly-trained insect removal team will investigate thoroughly and advise you what the best way to approach the situation and ensure your home is left spider-free.