Spiders are one of the most difficult pests to eradicate. They can enter your home or business from even the smallest opening, and no matter how many you swat, there always seem to be more. For the most part, spiders don’t pose a serious health threat and can even help eliminate other pests in your lawn or garden. However, there a few types of spiders in the Okanagan whose venom is dangerous to humans.
Identifying Dangerous Spiders
The dangerous spiders common to the Okanagan include the black widow and hobo spider. The venom from these spiders’ bites can pose health problems, especially for children. The black widow is easily identified by its black colouring and red hourglass-shaped marking. The hobo spider is brown with white and dark brown markings on the abdomen and a comb-like row of bristles on its back legs.
If you’re finding webs in every corner, give The Bugman a call. Our technicians are experienced at eradicating spiders safely and effectively.