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Spiders and scorpions alike cause many people to feel unsafe in their home or business. At Miss Phoebe’s, we understand how scary spiders in your home can be; however, the good news is that most of the spiders that end up in Dallas homes cannot bite people. In fact, many spiders are beneficial and can even help to control other pests.

Here are a few tips to best control spiders:

  • Keep insect and pest populations down in and around your home
  • Utilize weather stripping wherever you can and ensure tight seals
  • Keep your home clean and take down cobwebs

If you have an infestation of spiders in your home, then our targeted spider service may be necessary. With this service, our trained spider pest control exterminators will inspect the common areas spiders like and remove any spiders found during the inspection. Miss Phoebe's is also equipped to help homeowners with scorpions.

For a thorough inspection and spider removal service, call our local team today at (214) 225-1421.

Did you know?

Miss Phoebe's general pest control services will help to reduce spiders in and around your home. If you do not have a spider infestation or venomous spiders but worried about the possibility, general pest control services should help to keep spiders under control by keeping general pests controlled, thus reducing their food source. During our general pest control service, our professional technicians will take down any cobwebs from your front and back doors while utilizing a special spider spray to help reduce future spiders.

Your Spider Experts Are a Phone Call Away

Spiders and scorpions are related in that they are both arachnids. While spiders are quite common everywhere, scorpions are usually found away from urbanized areas.

Most species of spiders do not attempt to bite people and many spiders do not have fangs that can pierce the skin. However, some will, which can result in painful swollen bumps. There is also a chance that a person can have an allergic reaction to the venom.

Spiders

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spiders are robust and agile hunters and have good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon prey as they find it or chasing it over short distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey, often from or near the mouth of a burrow.

Their eyes reflect light well, and one way of finding them is to hunt at night using a flashlight strapped to one's forehead so that the light from the flashlight is reflected from their eyes directly back toward its source.

Because they depend on camouflage for protection, they do not have the flashy appearance of some other kinds of spiders. In general, their coloration is appropriate to their favorite habitat.

Black Widow

Black Widow Spider

Glossy black with a red hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen, it makes a strong, sticky irregular web in protected areas where prey is likely to wander in and be trapped. Foundations, vents, shrubs, and woodpiles at ground level are common habitats.

Their venom can cause concern for small children and older or infirm persons. Medical attention should be sought if bitten. Some trap their prey in webs or snares; others are active hunters that use excellent vision to stalk or ambush their food. Virtually all spiders have poison glands that connect with the fangs. Venom produced by the glands is used to kill or paralyze prey and in defense. Only a few species, such as the black widow and the brown recluse, have venom that is very toxic or harmful to humans.

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse Spider

A brownish spider with distinguishing characteristics of the presence of three pairs of eyes arranged in a semicircle on the forepart of the head and a violin-shaped, dark marking immediately behind the semicircle of eyes with the neck of the violin pointing towards the bulbous abdomen. This violin-shaped marking has earned it the name "fiddle-backed" spider.

It is found in undisturbed areas such as sheds, garages, and dark closets. Garments left hanging for some time are favorite spots. The brown recluse spider is not aggressive and normally bites only when crushed, handled, or disturbed.

Their bite causes a severe systemic reaction and an ulcerous sore, which requires extensive medical attention. Fatalities are rare, but bites are most dangerous to children, elderly and those in poor physical condition.

FIRST AID IF BITTEN:

Remain calm, collect the spider, if possible, for identification and get medical attention immediately. Contact your physician, hospital and/or Poison Information Center & apply antiseptic solution to prevent infection and ice packs to relieve local swelling and pain directly to the bite area.

Steps to prevent encounters with spiders:

  • Shake out clothing and shoes before dressing and inspect bedding and towels before using.
  • Do not go barefoot or handle firewood without gloves.
  • Remove piles of trash, eliminate cluttered areas in basements, closets, attics, and other outbuildings.
  • Dust and vacuum thoroughly and more in normally undisturbed places.

Scorpions

scorpion

Scorpions are arachnids, close relatives of ticks, mites, and spiders. They are easily recognized by their characteristic shape. Scorpions prefer dryland habitats, but they do occur throughout Texas. They can be a nuisance when they interact with humans because they will sting when disturbed.

There are about 18 species of scorpions in Texas with an average size of 2-3 inches. They can inflict a painful, bee-like sting which may produce a local reaction. Although Texas scorpions are not considered deadly, the venom is a neurotoxin, and anyone stung should be watched closely for adverse or allergic reactions.

Don’t let spiders or scorpions invade your home or business. Call our skilled pest control experts today at (214) 225-1421 or contact us online.

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  • “He patiently answered my questions and addressed my concerns.”

    - Elizabeth - Dallas, TX
  • “Josh did a great job on the inspection; Was very respectful of me and my home.”

    - Mindy - Richardson, TX
  • “Our technician was very professional and meticulous as he searched for any sign of termites, which I am happy to report he couldn't find!”

    - Tom - Coppell, TX

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  • Longevity & Experience

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    Our treatments are both kid and pet friendly. Providing you with peace of mind.

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