Almost all of the spiders that you’ll come across in the Westerly, Rhode Island area are completely harmless to you, but we know that most people don’t want even harmless spiders invading their homes in large numbers. With arachnophobia being one of the most widespread fears in the United States, living with a spider infestation in your home or business can be extremely distressing to a large number of people.
Pest Authority of South Rhode Island offers preventative spider control treatments that will keep spiders away from your home for good. Our Barrier 360 treatment is a revolutionary all-in-one pest control treatment that’s applied around the exterior perimeter of your home or business, creating a spider-proof boundary that stops infestations before they get the chance to begin.
Barrier 360 doesn’t just protect you from spiders – it also protects you from 12 other pests that are common to the South Kingstown, Rhode Island area – all with the same treatment. It’s one of the most efficient, cost-effective ways to protect your home or business from pests without breaking the bank on separate treatments.
Pest Authority gives all of our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which means that if pests return between treatment, we retreat at no extra charge. We also have a no contracts and no commitments policy that means you’ll never be locked into service with an annual contract.
We proudly offer the highest quality spider and pest control services to the Westerly, South Kingstown, and Richmond, Rhode Island surrounding areas. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Spiders. Guaranteed.
Common Species of Dangerous Spiders:
- Brown Recluse
These spiders are also called fiddleback or violin spiders in some parts of the United States because of the dark, violin-shaped marking on their bodies. Brown recluse spiders prefer to hide in dark places like attics, cupboards, and wood piles. If you’re working outside or cleaning out your attic or other storage spaces, be sure to wear gloves and tuck your pants into your shoes to avoid being bitten. In extreme cases, a brown recluse bite can lead to necrosis, a condition where living cells die. In less extreme cases, a brown recluse bite will cause symptoms including fever, nausea, itching, muscle pain, and convulsions. You should seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you have been bitten by a brown recluse
- Black Widow
Black widows are probably the spider that first comes to your mind when you think of venomous spiders. They have a striking appearance due to their jet-black bodies and a bright red hourglass or striped marking on their abdomen. Female black widows are considered to be the most venomous spider in the United States, and their venom is 15 times more toxic than that of a rattlesnake. However, very few – less than 1% – of people bitten by a black widow die as a result of the bite. Symptoms of a bite typically include hypertension, nausea, abdominal pain, and paralysis of the diaphragm that causes difficulty breathing. You’re most likely to find black widows nesting in covered, dark places like mailboxes and underneath outdoor furniture. They typically keep to themselves but will become aggressive when threatened.
- Hobo Spider
Hobo spiders appear in various shades of brown and are particularly hard to identify due to the fact that they so closely resemble so many other species of spiders, including the brown recluse. Because of this, the effects of a hobo spider bite have not been conclusively confirmed. Hobo spider bites were at one time thought to cause necrosis, but this could very well be due to misidentifying brown recluse spiders as hobo spiders. However, if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a hobo spider, it’s still always best to seek immediate medical attention. Hobo spiders are most prevalent in the Pacific Northwest United States and typically prefer to hide away in damp, dark places like basements, garages, and crawl spaces.
How to Avoid Spider Bites & Infestations:
- Shake out your shoes – especially boots – before putting them on.
- Clean out your gutters regularly.
- Cut back trees and bushes so that their branches aren’t touching your house.
- Move your bed away from the walls and make sure your curtains aren’t touching your bed.
- Get rid of bed skirts, especially those that touch the floor.
- Shake out any clothes or linens that have been on the floor and inspect them thoroughly before use.
- Get rid of clutter, especially paper and cardboard boxes.
- Store your off-season clothing in sealed plastic bags and store your shoes in sealed plastic boxes.