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Dangerous Texas Spiders

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Black Widow Spider

Black Widow Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse

Texas Brown Tarantula

Texas Brown Tarantula

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Garden Spider

Garden Spider

Spiders

Spiders are one of the pests that envoke fear and send shivers down most peoples backs. Spiders can certainly be a dangerous pest, but there are only a few that are truly dangerous to humans in south Texas. Almost all spiders will bite but the overwhelming majority of spiders will not bite unless provoked. Spiders take up lodging in our homes and buildings and we need to be aware of their presence.

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Most Asked About Spiders

People have a fasination about spiders, in particular the Brown Recluse. The Brown Recluse spider is one of the most mis-identified and feared spiders in our area. Below is a few of the most asked about spiders and a few of the ones you should be aware of.

Brown Recluse Spider

The Brown Recluse spider is usually light tan to brown with a violin shaped marking on its back, their body hair appears to be velvety and soft. The Brown Recluse spiders legs usually appear to be long for it's body size.

Brown recluse spiders prefer dark undisturbed areas like closet corners, boxes, under your bed etc. They bite when disturbed or feel threatened. The Brown recluse spider bit is not usually painful at first, but become painful in a few hours after the swelling begins. If bitten by a Brown recluse spider you should seek medical attention. Although rarely fatal they can cause serious side effects.

Black Widow Spider

The Black Widow spider can be up 3/4 of an inch , usually glossy black but can be dark brown to light brown. They have an red hourglass shaped marking on the bottom of their abdomen. The Black Widows bite is extremely painful for humans but rarely fatal.

Black Widow spiders prefer dark secluded areas like under wood piles, boxes, shoes etc. Use caution when moving wood and old boxes that have not been used in a while. If bitten by a Black Widow spider seek medical attention immediately.

Wolf Spider

The Wolf spider is usually brown, hairy, can range in size from 1/4 inch to over 3 inches in size. They are quick moving spiders and hunt their prey. They are a very common spider and usually found in grass, next to foundations and under leaves.

The Wolf spider is not agressive towards humans and usually will not bite unless provoked. The Wolf spiders bite is not considered dangerous to humans.

Garden Spider

There are many types of Garden spiders. Garden spiders are also called orb weavers because of their intricate webs. They make large ornate webs that trap their prey.

Although some Garden spiders are large and fierce looking, they rarely bite unless provoked. Their bite is not considered dangerous to humans although it may be painful.

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