Spiders can be a major concern for Placerville homeowners.

The world’s largest spider is the goliath spider. It can grow up to 11 inches wide and have 1-inch fangs. Its diet can consist of frogs, snakes, mice and birds. The goliath spider is in the tarantula family. While we can be certain that there are none naturally occurring in the wild along Bledsoe Rd, we can’t be certain no one has them for a pet.

If you have unwanted spiders in your home, please call us today. We’ll be happy to send out one of our professionals to take care of your pest control needs.

Common Spiders

Black widow spiders get their name due to the fact that the females eat the males soon after they mate. Venomous, they can be identified by their black shiny bodies, which include a bright red hourglass marking on the underside of their abdomen. They range from 1½ to 1¾ inches in length and can be found throughout the entire United States.

Brown recluse spiders range in color from light brown to dark brown, and have a brown violin marking on their backs. With round bodies and eight legs, they’re typically ¼ to ½ of an inch long and extremely venomous. Although they’re most commonly found in the central Midwest, brown recluse spiders can easily hitchhike inside boxes or other things shipped to your house.

Hobo spiders are also known as aggressive house spiders. As one of the three most venomous spiders found in the United States, the Hobo is brown with a yellow chevron-shaped marking on its abdomen. Easily distinguishable, they range from ½ to 2 inches long. They’re most commonly found in the Midwestern and Southern states.

House spiders are typically brown or gray in color. They’re small to medium in size, and range from ⅛ to ⅜ of an inch long. Males and females vary in their appearance due to their round or elongated abdomens, and are found throughout the entire United States. Unlike their poisonous counterparts, house spiders are more of a common nuisance than a dangerous one.

Spider Control Placerville

Spiders can be difficult or dangerous to prevent on your own. At Get Lost Pest Control, we eliminate spiders by treating inside and outside areas with an effective spider control treatment that lasts up to 3 months. We’ll also knock down existing spiderwebs on the outside of the home.


If spiders are invading your home, contact us at (208) 949-1003. We’ll not only inspect your property for common areas where they nest, but provide you with effective spider control Placerville treatments.