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3 Venomous Spiders to Keep Out of Your Home in Spokane, WA

3 Venomous Spiders to Keep Out of Your Home in Spokane, WA

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 ...

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How Long Should Kids & Pets Stay off of a Recently Treated Yard?

How Long Should Kids & Pets Stay off of a Recently Treated Yard?

If your yard has been recently fertilized, you may be wondering when your family can resume its normal use. If your kids and pets get a lot of use out of your yard, it can be difficult to get them to stay off of it.

Here at Sure Green Lawn & Tree Service, Inc., we offer fertilization services for lawns in Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Liberty Lake, WA. Our lawn care team provides everything from regular fertilization to weed and insect control.

In this article, we'll explore how weed control and insecticide can affect kids and pets and how long they should stay off of a recently fertilized yard.

How Do Weed Control & Insecticide Affect Kids & Pets?

If children accidentally ingest a product meant for weed control and insecticide, they may experience acute health effects like:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Irritation of the nose and throat
  • Itching, stinging, and burning of the skin
  • Blisters and rashes

Children with asthma may have especially severe reactions to insecticide exposure.

Pets may experience symptoms like drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.

In extreme cases, long-term exposure to weed control and insecticide products may result in issues like:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Reproductive problems
  • Damage to the kidneys, liver, and lungs
  • Certain types of cancers
  • Birth defects

How Long Should Kids & Pets Stay Away from a Fertilized Yard?

Dogs playing in a yard in Spokane Valley, WA.

There is no clear-cut answer for when you can allow...

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Why It's Crucial to Keep Pests out of Your Yard

Why It's Crucial to Keep Pests out of Your Yard

Keeping your lawn and landscaping in great condition takes strategy and consistency in many different areas. One of the major areas is lawn pest control which targets insects and spiders that can threaten the well-being of your property and home.

Lawn pests create destruction and damage to your grass and soil. There are a variety of pests that plague the areas of Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Liberty Lake that need to be treated for on a regular basis in order to maintain a healthy, green lawn.

Most insects are active during the growing season. Warmer weather from May through October sees an influx of pests in lawns and landscaping.

Prevention of Infestation is Key

A brown recluse has taken up residence in this Spokane lawn.

Maintaining routine pest control and spider barriers before an infestation occurs is practical. Once pests start to invade your lawn, getting rid of them is a lot harder than keeping them off in the first place. The same goes for spiders making homes in your landscaping, or worse, in your home.

At Sure Green Lawn & Tree Service, Inc., we offer preventative insect treatments and spider barriers throughout the warm seasons. Insect treatments are maintained frequently throughout this time, while our spider barrier program contains four treatments spaced out over 6-8 week increments. Treating your lawn is important if you want to keep pests out of your yard.

Common Spiders & Their Bites

In Spokane and the surrounding communities, venomous spiders such as the black widow...

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