It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that arachnophobia – the fear of spiders – is one of the most prevalent fears across the United States. You probably know at least one person who freezes at the sight of even the tiniest spider. Even though the vast majority of the spider that you’ll find in the Charlotte, North Carolina area are not venomous and completely harmless to humans, they are still a pest that you probably don’t want to invade your home or business in large numbers.
Pest Authority of Charlotte offers an incredible preventative pest control treatment called Barrier 360. Barrier 360 creates a spider-proof border around the exterior of your home or business and stops infestations before they can ever take hold. In addition to stopping spiders, Barrier 360 also stops 12 other pests that are common to the Charlotte and Concord, North Carolina areas from invading your home – with the same treatment!
We’re proud to offer our neighbors a cost-effective, efficient, high-quality solution to all-in-one pest control. When you choose Pest Authority of Charlotte, you’ll get our 100% satisfaction guarantee. What does that mean? If any pests that we’ve treated your home or business for get inside between Barrier 360 treatments, an expert will return to reassess and retreat at no additional charge. We take our responsibility to keep you, your family, and your employees safe from pests very seriously, and we work until pests stay gone for good.
We proudly offer the highest quality spider and pest control services to the Charlotte, Concord, and Huntersville, North Carolina surrounding areas. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Spiders. Guaranteed.
Common Species of Dangerous Spiders:
- Brown Recluse
Brown recluse spiders are also known as “violin spiders” or “fiddleback spiders” in some parts of the country due to their dark brown, violin-shaped marking. Brown recluses like to hide away in dark, rarely visited places like storage spaces and wood piles, so you should always wear gloves when decluttering your home and tuck your pants into your boots when working outside. Brown recluse bites are extremely dangerous and can even lead to necrosis in extreme cases.
- Black Widow
When you think of dangerous spiders, the black widow is probably what pops into your head first. These striking spiders are jet black with a cherry red hourglass marking. Their venom is a staggering 15 times more powerful than rattlesnake venom, and while less than 1% of people bitten by a black widow die as a result, they are still incredibly dangerous spiders.
- Hobo Spider
Hobo spiders are often mistaken for brown recluses and other spiders due to their light brown color and darker markings. While the symptoms of a hobo spider are debated for this very reason, some experts believe that hobo spider bites also lead to necrosis. These spiders are most commonly found in the Pacific Northwest but have been identified all across the country.
How to Avoid Spider Bites & Infestations:
- Check and shake out all shoes before use.
- Clear out your gutters of debris and clogs
- Trim tree branches and shrubbery back so that their branches and leaves don’t brush your home.
- Place your bed away from 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.