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Most people don’t welcome the sight of a stray spider or web. While most spiders inside a home or business are not a threat to humans, there are a few species in New Mexico that can be very dangerous. While many spiders are harmless, that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them hanging around your home or business.

Which Spiders are Dangerous?

While most spiders are completely harmless, several spiders pose a dangerous threat to humans. In New Mexico, the two spiders that are the deadliest to humans are the black widow and the brown recluse. Since a few people die each year from the bite of either of these two spiders, it’s extremely important for any person that is bitten by one of these spiders to seek treatment immediately. In serious cases, hospitalization may be necessary.

Identifying Poisonous Spiders: Black Widows & Brown Recluse Spiders

  1. Black widows: A female black widow spider can be easily recognized by the red hourglass on the underside of the abdomen. The black widow prefers to live outdoors but can be found in dark, undisturbed areas indoors.
  2. Brown recluse spiders: The brown recluse spider can be identified by the darker brown hourglass on its back. The brown recluse loves to be indoors, and generally stays out of sight. It is rarely seen unless you reach into a dark spot where it is hiding, which is when it may bite.

Spider Bite Identification

Bites from harmless spiders typically don’t cause any serious symptoms. A bite from a black widow or brown recluse, however, can have dangerous effects and should always be attended to by a medical professional. Those bitten by a black widow have experienced a range of symptoms from faint redness and swelling to profuse sweating, severe pain, and muscle cramping. People bitten by a brown recluse may also experience mild stinging, intense pain and redness, discoloring around the site of the bite, and even deep or open sores and ulcers known as necrosis.

Spider Extermination removal & control in Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Las Cruces, Espanola, Chama, Albuquerque New Mexico and surrounding areas by New Mexico Pest Control.

Other Spiders in New Mexico

There are plenty of other spiders in New Mexico, such as the grass spider, wolf spider, hobo spider, and the rock spider, just to name a few. These spiders do not have the same strong venom in their bite, but it is very painful, and treatment may be required. House spiders, on the other hand, are often harmless and simply prefer the living environment inside your home. That said, no one wants an abundance of spiders in their home. Call our team today to learn more about our spider control services!

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