As a Nevada resident, there are many reasons why you enjoy living here. We have beautiful sunsets, canyon mesas that cover the state, and….scary or venomous pests. The pests are most likely not on that list (or at least we hope not!).
There are native species of spiders that dwell in our deserty land and climate, and so residents need to take extra precaution.
Below are a few descriptions of some of the deadliest spiders that hide within the cracks and crevices of Southern Nevada.
Black Widow Spider
The black widow spider is something to watch out for. Only the female is dangerous, but it is noted to be the most venomous spider in the country. To put it into perspective, this spider’s venom is 15 times more toxic than the prairie rattlesnake’s venom.
We get calls about black widow spiders often, and it can be helpful to know how to identify one. The female is about half an inch long without her legs spread and has a red hourglass shape on the abdomen. If you suspect you’re dealing with a black widow, keep your family and pets away from the area and give us a call.
Fortunately, the wolf spider bite isn’t deadly, but it is very painful. You can identify a wolf spider by its hair body and brown color. Wolf spiders look like a small tarantula and are usually nocturnal. Since the wolf spider isn’t deadly, you don’t have to be as alarmed as you would with a black widow spider, but you should still contact us to make sure you don’t end up with a family of spiders.
The dry, desert climate of Nevada is very appealing to spiders, but you shouldn’t be afraid to enjoy life here. Delcon Termite & Pest Control can take care of any spider or pest problem you face at home or at work. Just give us a call at 702-656-0455 to make an appointment.