Some spiders are harmless while others can cause skin irritation or more severe symptoms. Unfortunately, there are a few species of native and non-native spiders in Spokane, WA that can harm you, your family members, and your pets with their bites.

Here at Sure Green Lawn & Tree Service, Inc., we offer an effective spider barrier service that keeps these eight-legged creatures out of your home. We provide this service to those in Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, and other nearby Washington areas.

Below, we'll discuss three venomous spiders you should keep out of your home and how our team can help.


1) Hobo spiders are small, but their bites can cause bad physical reactions.

Hobo spiders are small and typically shy. They normally don't get bigger than half an inch, and their leg span usually doesn't exceed 3 inches. Despite their small size, they will bite when they feel threatened.

You can identify a hobo spider by the following characteristics:

  • Hairy-looking legs
  • Herringbone pattern on top of the abdomen
  • Subdued coloration (brown and rust earth shades)

The hobo spider's bite is strong enough to cause localized pain. In some cases, tissue death, medically referred to as necrosis, will occur at and near the bite. Some victims have reported symptoms like:

  • Feelings of general discomfort
  • Vision abnormalities
  • Severe headaches

The good news is that this spider's bite isn't fatal to humans who are in good health. However, a wound from a hobo spider can take several months to fully heal.

Hobo spiders tend to stay low to the ground, so our spider barrier service is especially effective against this species, as we apply our treatment products along your Spokane property's lower exterior walls.

The hobo spider is one of the more harmless spiders on this list, but they are still considered venomous.


2) Black widow spiders have extremely potent venom.

Black widow spider barrier.

Black widow spiders are most notorious for their red, orange, white, or yellow hourglass-shaped marking on their abdomen.

Their venom is extremely potent and can cause:

  • Chest pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty with talking and breathing
  • Swelling of hands and feet

Female bites are generally more severe than male bites. Symptoms usually fade within 2 to 3 days of the bite, but some can last for up to several weeks.

Our team strives to keep these pests out of your house in Spokane, WA with our spider barrier service. We use a 4-part treatment plan that's implemented from May to early October to produce the most effective results.


3) Brown recluse spiders can cause severe tissue death.

Both male and female brown recluse spiders can cause severe tissue death. The damage that's done depends on how much venom is injected and the person's sensitivity to it.

Common symptoms from the bite of a brown recluse spider include:

  • Restlessness
  • Itching
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

While fatality from a brown recluse spider bite is rare, it is more dangerous to the elderly, children, and people in poor health.

To help keep your family safe, you can recruit our spider barrier service to keep these venomous creatures out of your home.


Do you need an effective spider barrier treatment for your home or business? Call us today.

With our effective spider barrier treatment, you will be taking a huge step toward preventing spiders from infiltrating your property.

Taking on the task of spider control yourself can lead to several different issues. For one, over-the-counter pest treatments are generally less effective.

Allow our experienced team to implement routine spider control treatment for your home or business. Call us today at (509) 927-6767 for our spider barrier service in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, and the surrounding areas.