Why Are There So Many Spiders in My Bridgewater, NJ House in the Fall Season? How to Get Rid of Spider Pests!

As the weather begins to cool down and you start to see Halloween decorations come up in stores, many people think they won’t have to deal with pests as much as they have been during the summer months. This is simply not the case. One pest that becomes more active as the weather cools off is spiders. There are some spiders that actually start to look for a mate as fall approaches and because of this, they are more active. There is a reason Halloween decorations consist of spiders a lot of the time. Merlin’s Pest Control would like to talk about some common spiders you might see this fall.

House Spider Identifier; the Most Common Spiders Found in NJ

The most common spider found in New Jersey in the house spider. There are two type of house spiders, brown or black and they like to live in places that humans are, thus their name. Brown house spiders like to make their homes in dark, quiet, and moist places like basements. Other areas that they frequently find a home include crawl spaces and garages as well. These spiders are harmless to humans and actually help keep the insect population down, since that is what their diet consists of. They do bite, but there are no lasting effects from a brown house spider bite, and they usually go away within a few days. Black house spider bites, on the other hand, can cause muscle pain, nausea, and weakness. Unless a black house spider feels threatened, it will not usually bite humans.

Dangerous Spiders in NJ; the Venomous Black Widow, Brown Recluse Spider & Yellow Sac Spider

There are some spiders that pose a real threat to humans if they bite. Here are a few of them:

Black Widow Spider – The black widow is black with a red hourglass marking on the underside of the abdomen. This spider is usually about the size of a dime. They make large messy webs and can be found in dark areas with little airflow. You don’t want to get bitten by a black widow. Even though their bites aren’t lethal, they have some unpleasant side effects including muscle cramps, fever, headache, nausea, and more.

Brown Recluse Spider – The brown recluse spider is brown with a fiddle shaped marking on its back. A bite from this spider can be quite painful. In many cases, it feels much like a bee sting, but there are times the symptoms can be more serious and include blistering, necrosis (death of muscle tissue), and severe muscle pain. You definitely want to avoid running into the brown recluse spider.

Yellow Sac Spider – This spider is very small with a bright yellow abdomen. They are usually only about ¼ inch long. When the yellow sac spider bites, it can seem like a small prick while other times, it has been described as being painful like a wasp sting. The bite isn’t as dangerous as a bite from a brown recluse, but the varying symptoms include swelling and redness in most cases. Sometimes more severe symptoms are fever, headache, and nausea.

Spider Pest Control

Most people don’t want to see spiders in their home. If you find that spiders are starting to make their way into your residence due to cooler weather, Merlin’s Pest Control can help eliminate the problem. Call us today to get rid of the spiders in your home.

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