With over 3,000 species of spiders in North America alone, you are bound to encounter some in your home or business. For many Long Island residents, spiders evoke a sense of fear.
However, even for homeowners or business owners that aren’t afraid of spiders, these arachnids can still cause distress. One spider can lead to many more, and infestations can prove to be extremely costly.
If you encounter spiders in your Long Island home or business, it’s helpful to be familiar with common spiders hide so you know which ones can potentially hurt you and how you can prevent them.
Loose screens, cracks under doors, windows, and other openings are all possible entryways for a spider. These pests may move indoors while searching for food, mates, warmth, or moisture. Spiders are also many times accidentally introduced inside homes. They can unknowingly be introduced to the home’s interior via infested items such as plants, firewood, clothing, and other items stored in attics, basements, or other storage areas.
While most spiders are little to no danger, some species can deliver venomous bites that may cause medical issues. In Nassau and Suffolk country, the two most common venomous spiders are the brown recluse and black widow. These are spiders that you want to pay attention to and be very careful if you are to come across either. Call a certified spider exterminator immediately.
Your Woody’s tech will design a unique program for your situation and species. Keeping spiders and pests out of your home is an ongoing process, not a one-time treatment.
These 3 spiders are most commonly found on Long Island: Wolf Spiders, Daddy-Long-Legs, and Sac Spiders. If you see another kind, it most likely got a ride from something you brought into your home. Make sure you double-check those deliveries. Here’s a full list of the most common Long Island Spider Species.
Neither the Black Widow Spider nor the Brown Recluse Spider are native to Long Island. However, there have been claims of these species. Both species are poisonous and can cause infections. If you see Black Widow Spiders or Brwon Recluse Spiders on Long Island, it’s recommended to control the pest professionally
For help with spiders in your home or business, call or message us at Woody’s for a consultation.