Unsurprisingly, one of the most prevalent fears across the United States is arachnophobia—the fear of spiders. Everyone knows at least one person that screams at the sight of one and demands other people to get rid of them. Many spiders that you might find in the St. Mary’s, Georgia and surrounding areas are not venomous and completely harmless, but that doesn’t mean you still want them in your home or business.

Here at Pest Authority of the Golden Isles, our preventative Barrier 360 treatment stops spiders from ever entering your home. Barrier 360 applied around the exterior of your home or business will create a spider-proof boundary that prevents spider infestations from ever occurring.  Along with preventing spider infestations, Barrier 360 is an all-in-one pest control treatment that protects against 12 other common pests in the Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia areas. It uses the same treatment for all pests at once!

We take pride in offering an efficient, all-in-one, high-quality treatment that effectively protects your home and business from all pests. At Pest Authority of the Golden Isles, we offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If any Barrier 360 pest manages to get inside your home in-between treatments, we will provide additional expert assessments and treatments free of charge. It’s our responsibility to protect your family, employees, home, and business from pest infestations, and we will work hard until your establishment is pest-free and secure.

We are proud to offer high-quality spider and pest control services to our neighbors in the St. Simons Island, St. Mary’s, and Brunswick, Georgia surrounding areas. No Long Term Contracts. No Commitments. No Spiders. Guaranteed.

Common Species of Dangerous Spiders:

  1.   Brown Recluse

The dark brown, violin-shaped markings on brown recluse spiders are what inspire their nicknames as “violin spiders” or “fiddleback spiders” across the country. Brown recluses like to hide and inhabit dark, abandoned places like storage spaces and wooden piles, so it’s important to always wear gloves and tuck your pants into your boots when working outside or in these areas. Brown recluse bites are severely dangerous, and in extreme cases could lead to necrosis.


  1.   Black Widow

Black widows are notoriously known as a dangerous spider and are one of the most commonly feared. Their easily identifiable cherry red hourglass marking on their jet-black backing makes them stand out. Even though less than 1% of people bitten by a black widow die as a result, they are still incredibly threatening spiders with venom that’s 15 times stronger than rattlesnake venom.

  1.   Hobo Spider

Often mistaken for brown recluses, hobo spiders also have a light brown color and darker markings. Because of this confusion, the symptoms of hobo spider bites are still uncertain. However, some experts believe their bites can also lead to necrosis. Hobo spiders have been found all over the country, but are most commonly located in the Pacific Northwest.


How to Avoid Spider Bites & Infestations:

  • Check and shake out all shoes before use.
  • Regularly clean debris and clogs out your gutters
  • Trim tree branches and shrubbery back so that their branches and leaves don’t brush your home.
  • Don’t place your bed near walls and windows.
  • Clear away all unnecessary clutter.
  • Keep off-season or special occasion clothes, bed linens, and more in sealed plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes.