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Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders are small arthropods that belong to the class Arachnida.  There are thought to be about 40,000 different species of spiders in the world, with about 3500 species being native to North America.

What do they look like?

Like all arachnids, spiders have 8 legs.  However, appearances can vary greatly between species.  The spiders that we most commonly deal with in Providence, Shrewsbury, and throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts include:

The Sac Spider - The body of the yellow sac spider grows to be about 3/8 of inch and the leg span can reach up to an inch.  As the name indicates, the spider is a pale yellow in color.  Sac spiders have eight eyes arranged in two rows.

The House Spider - The house spider is a very common cobweb spider.  Its body generally reaches about 1/4 inch and is characterized by a large, rounded abdomen.  They are typically a light brown color.

The Black Widow - Although the black widow is not common in Rhode Island, they can be found here and are the most dangerous spider that we encounter.  Their body is about 1/2 inch in length and they have a large round abdomen.  They are shiny and black in color.  Only the female black widow has the red, hourglass shape that the black widow is known for.

Do spiders bite?

Yes.  A spider will not actively hunt humans, as we are much too large to be prey, but when a spider feels threatened they can deliver a painful bite.

Are spiders dangerous?

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Spider prevention tips from Big Blue Bug Solutions

Carefully inspect the outside of your home for cracks, openings around vents and other likely looking entry points that spiders may use to gain entrance to your home.  Sealing these entry points can help in lowering the number of spiders and other pests in your house.  If this is not enough to keep out the pests, consider a Home Owners Plan from Big Blue Bug Solutions.  Our plan provides protection from mice, cockroaches, spiders and many other pests.  Contact us today for more information about the plans available in your area.

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