Hate Spiders As Much As We Do?


Hate Spiders As Much As We Do?

Spiders. They’re often listed in the top ten fears of all Americans. Most people even know the clinical name for fear of spiders: Arachnophobia. Pest control companies are continually fielding calls about spiders. People hate seeing them out in the wild, much less in their homes. And we understand. Spiders have a bad reputation and some bad qualities. But, you can control them with the right professional help.  

Insects Love Louisiana

Unfortunately, Louisiana is a very hospitable host to most insects. Termites, roaches, ants, and mosquitos all love Louisiana’s climate and plants. (Good thing the food and culture here is excellent. We can still live here despite all these creepy-crawlies.) Spiders are not insects, but technically arachnids. But they also happen to love the Bayou State. Some species are nothing more than an annoying nuisance. They make cobwebs on your floorboards and give you an occasional fright. But a small number of them can be a danger to your health.

Species In The Bayou State

There are more than 46,000 types of spiders in the world. Thankfully not all of them make a home in Louisiana. But a large variety of species do live here—and can join you in your home.     

  • Cobweb Spiders
  • Southern House Spiders
  • Common House Spiders
  • Wall Spiders
  • Twin-flagged Jumping Spiders
  • Cellar Spiders
  • Crevice Weavers
  • Orb-Weavers
  • Long-jawed Orb Weavers
  • Spotted Orb Weaver
  • Golden Silk Spiders
  • Orchid Spiders
  • Yellow Garden Spiders
  • Wolf Spider
  • Fishing Spiders
  • Bold Jumping Spider
  • Black Widow Spiders
  • Brown Widow Spiders
  • Brown Recluse Spiders

We know the above list looks long. Keep in mind that many of these species prefer the state’s wet swamps and bayous. It’s unlikely you’ll see one in your neighborhood. Additionally, some are more common in the north half of the state. The spiders that do come into your home find their way in through cracks in walls, windows, or floors. Or, you might unknowingly carry them in with outdoor equipment.

Spider Dangers

The bad news is that all spiders can bite. The good news is spider bites are relatively rare. They don’t seek out humans as mosquitoes or horse flies do. The severity of bites depends on the species and your allergic reaction. But even if it’s just itchy; spider bites are not something you want for yourself or your family members.

There’s Hope In Baton Rouge

We sincerely apologize if we’ve scared you into a version of arachnophobia. The good news is that good pest control can help limit the number of spiders in your home. Arceneaux Pest Control can identify and exterminate these unwelcome visitors. It’s also best to perform a thorough exterior treatment and seal all potential entry points. Is your spidey sense going off? Give us a call at (225) 791-9911 or get an online quote.  


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