It’s Spider Season in Oklahoma

As you spend time outdoors this spring season, there’s a good chance that you will start running into webs and potentially the spiders that inhabit them around your home. Unfortunately, storms and food scarcity may lead these spiders to make their way indoors. From harmless garden spiders to the potentially dangerous venomous spiders, it’s officially spider season in Oklahoma.

While most spiders will pose no threat to homeowners and could potentially even limit the number of other pests you are finding around your home, there are two species of spiders that could potentially be dangerous when inside your home. If you find either of the following species in your home this spider season, it may be time to contact a professional spider removal company like Emtec Pest Control.

Brown Recluse Spider

The Brown Recluse Spider is well-known for its necrotic venom. Often characterized by the “violin” shape on their abdomen, this species of spider is commonly referred to as a fiddle-back in Oklahoma. As one of three spiders with venom that has medical significance in North America, a bite from a brown recluse spider will often require medical attention.

Black Widow Spider

Female black widow spiders are easily recognized by the red hourglass shape found on the underside of their abdomen. Unlike the necrotic venom used by brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders have venom that contains latrotoxin to cause severe pain and cramping. Although black widows are commonly associated with fatal bites, medical treatment is rarely needed other than providing pain relief.  

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.-