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Autumn view brings spider webs in plain view

 

Few things cause as much fear and anxiety in people as the thought of poisonous spiders. Tennessee is home to many species of spiders; however, only two are poisonous. The black widow and the brown recluse. Both of these species are found in every Tennessee County.

The black widow spider is infamous for its black color and the red hourglass on its back. The female is the spider of concern. Their bite is venomous and can different adverse reactions in people. Reactions can vary from a minor amount of burning pain to severe cramping and labored breathing.

The brown recluse spider is brown with a dark violin-shaped mark on the top of its body. You may not even notice that you have bitten until 2-8 hours after the bite occurs. Bite site will be red with a blister that has developed. Under that blister, the venom is destroying your skin and tissue.

If you believe to have been bitten by either of these poisonous spiders, seek medical attention immediately.

The following spiders are common spiders that do not pose a real danger to you or your loved ones. The American house spiders, cellar spiders, wolf spiders and zipper spiders, these spiders are mostly a nuisance and present an issue with their fear factor.

You may be wondering if there is anything that you can do to keep them out of your home or business. Calling Burl’s Termite & Pest Control is your best bet to keep the creepy crawlies away year-round.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment!