Spiders can be scary for some people, or just a plain nuisance. Either way, no one wants spiders creeping around their house or business. Some types of spiders live in dark or damp places, like basements. Other types of spiders may choose to live in places higher up, like in vents, attics, or in the corners of tall ceilings. This means that spiders in Boise could be found in all kinds of different places. They could reside in buildings like Wells Fargo, or Westy’s Garden Lanes. If you have noticed spiders in your residence, call your local Boise spider control company, Get Lost Pest Control! We are here to provide you top-notch Boise pest control services.
- Spiders in Idaho can range in colors of brown, tan, black or white
- Spiders are arachnids with 8 legs and have an abdomen, cephalothorax, and a jaw that contains pedipalps
- They also have spinnerets on the tail of their abdomen for their web-weaving
- Spiders vary in size from .02 to 3.5 inches, although you likely won’t see the larger spider species in common Idaho residential areas
Black Widows and Hobo spiders are the only poisonous spiders in Idaho. Though they are poisonous, it is not likely to be bit by them. If you do get bit, you should only worry when your bites become increasingly red, when you have a lot of pain with the spider bite itself, if the area starts to have increased streaking around it, or if you see a small pustule develop. If this rare occurrence happens to you, please seek medical attention.
Putting the dangers of spiders in perspective, spider bites are blamed for only four human deaths per year across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Further, the University of Idaho Extension office says no human deaths from spider bites have been reported in Idaho (KTVB).
To help prevent spiders from entering your home, try to seal as much as you can. You can cover vents with the appropriate mesh insect screens. You can also apply caulk around wires, faucets, and electrical components that go to the outside. Lastly, replace or fix torn window screens and make sure there are no gaps around your windows or seals.
If you do attempt to exterminate spiders yourself, you can try to use equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray it directly onto any spiders you find. However, this method may not be the most effective way to treat your spiders. The professionals at Get Lost Pest Control have the right tools to be your go-to Boise spider control company. Give us a call!