Arizona is home to many different types of spiders. They like to hide in cracks and crevices inside homes, as well as in crawl spaces, attics, and garages. They live outdoors in trees, plants, piles of debris, and stacks of wood. Although spiders are nocturnal, you can occasionally find them during the day. The following are a few of the most common black spiders in Arizona.
Due to its potent venomous bite, the black widow is one of the most feared spiders. Unfortunately, it is also one of the common black spiders that live in Arizona. If you disturb a black widow, it can and will likely bite you. While the venom may affect your nervous system, the bite is rarely fatal.
Black widows are easily recognizable due to the red hourglass on the underside of the body. Their web also has an unusual and disorganized look. If you aren’t sure what type of spider you see and you don’t want to risk getting too close, call the professionals.
This spider’s vibrant coloring makes it appear scarier than it is. The garden spider is black with yellow markings on its body. Their body can be up to one inch long. They also spin a unique web that uses a zigzag pattern to hold it together. Their webs can be up to two feet in diameter. Although these spiders are vibrant, they aren’t considered dangerous. However, they can bite if you disturb or handle them.
The coloring of a wolf spider is effective camouflage. This type of spider hunts its prey, rather than waiting for insects to land on a web. Wolf spiders are able to dive into water to catch their prey. Even though we live in the desert, they find plenty of water in pools, lakes, and canals. Although they can bite, it’s unusual and not deadly.
Common House Spider
Believe it or not, the common house spider is sometimes mistaken for a brown recluse! Although they are both common black spiders and they look similar, the amount of fear they bring is very different. A brown recluse bite can be dangerous. On the other hand, although they can bite, there’s no reason to be afraid of a common house spider.
Call the Professionals
Some of the arachnids, like the garden spider, are easy to identify. Others require a closer look, which can be dangerous. All it takes is one venomous spider to make you want to leave the job to the professionals.
No matter the size of the job, Budget Brothers can help. If you have a large infestation of spiders, a technician can assess your property, take care of the spiders and nests, and provide continued pest control service. Whether you find spiders in your home, garage, or yard, contact Budget Brothers to get your pest elimination started.