In Oklahoma there is only two types of spiders that are considered dangerous. The black widow and the brown recluse. However, there are other spiders that may look venomous such as tarantulas, jumping spiders, wolf spiders and garden spiders. These spiders may be creepy looking, but their bite is less harmful than a bee sting.
Keep reading for more information about the types of spiders in Oklahoma, keeping them out of your home, how to get rid of them and treating with pesticides.
Types of Spiders
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Keeping Spiders Out of Your Home
Spiders love clutter, and they like to hide behind boxes and other things that are just sitting there. Keeping the house clean and free of clutter is a natural way to keeping spiders outside. Dust at least once a week and put away any boxes and packages to prevent spiders from spinning a web. Remove cobwebs just as soon as you see them. Once you have the interior de-cluttered its even more critical to clean up the exterior of your home. Keeping the perimeter of your home free of trash, wood piles and debris can help eliminate spiders and other insects. Spiders are attracted to these areas as its a perfect place to spin their webs.
How to Get Rid of Spiders
The best way to control spiders is to control their food source. Spiders eat other insects so reducing the other insects will reduce their food source and spiders will not hang around. Most spiders are found near light, which helps them capture flying insects. A web-spinning spider will let his meal come to him. The jumping spiders are more athletic and will run down their prey. The spiders with long legs are running spiders. These include wolf spiders and brown recluse. You won’t find those spiders spinning a web.
Treating Spiders with Pesticides
Treat outside under roof eaves, window ledges, porches and patio roofs. Inside, treat around windows, door facings, baseboards, basements, attics, and storage places. Brown recluse spiders can be extremely difficult to control. If this type of spider is commonly seen, it is suggested that a pest control professional be hired to treatment to all areas of the house.
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