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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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Why Spiders Need to Be Kept Away from Your Family & Pets

Why Spiders Need to Be Kept Away from Your Family & Pets

According to the Washington State Department of Health, there are two spiders of medical significance present in Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Liberty Lake, WA—the black widow spider and the yellow sac spider. They are known for having venomous bites. For those who have spider allergies, any kind of spider bite could make them ill.

Even though it’s just two venomous species, two spiders are two too many. Both species make their way indoors for various reasons. Black widows come inside because they like building their webs in dark, cluttered areas such as the basement. Yellow sac spiders wander inside human homes during the fall because they’re not a fan of the cold.

But you don’t have to accept these visitors who are dangerous to your children and pets as they innocently play and explore the house. Sure Green Lawn & Tree Service, Inc. has been helping customers with spider prevention and spider removal since 1992. Our spider barrier service is a popular option for protecting your home from spiders.


The Effects of Spider Bites Include Blisters, Rashes, Muscle Pain, & More

A yellow sac spider rests on a plant in Spokane Valley, WA.

Spider bites can range in level of severity. Those who are vulnerable or have compromised immune systems (such as children or the elderly) will likely suffer worse symptoms. Those with high blood pressure will, too, find spiders dangerous to encounter. The symptoms can also be more severe—or even deadly—if the bite comes from a more venomous spider. Black widow ...

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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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