It's Spider Season in Oklahoma

It's Spider Season in OklahomaAs 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.  

Why Emtec Pest Control?

Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted spiders. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and ready to provide you with a completely free, whole home or business pest control evaluation. Emtec Pest Control exterminates unwanted pests all across Oklahoma. Our service areas include TulsaOwasso, Oklahoma City, Broken ArrowJenksBixbyStillwater and Sand Springs. If you are ready to get started or want to proactively treat for pests that may make their way inside of your home or business, give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today!