A Guide To Spiders and Scorpions

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What are Spiders and Scorpions?

Depending on their exact species, spiders and scorpions are considered some of the most dangerous pests that you could find living in your home or business. These pests can be identified by their two body segments and their eight distinct legs. Spiders and scorpions go through similar stages of development, hatching from eggs as miniature versions of full-grown adults then molting their skins and growing to full size. Both spiders and scorpions are predatory pests by nature.

There are two main differences between spiders and scorpions: Their appearance, and the way they hunt down and attack their prey. Spiders use their two front fangs to inject venom into their victim, while scorpions use their large venom-filled stinger located at the end of their tail to paralyze their victims. In addition to their long tail, scorpions have a pair of sharp pincers; scorpions lack the necessary spinnerets needed to produce the silk that spiders use to weave the webs they use to catch their prey.

Are Spiders and Scorpions Dangerous?

There are many species of nuisance spiders that invade our homes that pose no real threat to us. However, there are a few venomous spiders that can be found in our area that can pose serious health threats like the brown recluse and black widow spider. It’s important to be very cautious when dealing with these spiders in and around your home. Many scorpions have non-lethal stings such as the striped bark scorpion, the most common scorpion found here in Oklahoma. However, if you’re bitten by a venomous spider or stung by a scorpion, it is always wise to seek immediate medical attention.

Why Do I have a Spider and Scorpion Problem?

Both spiders and scorpions invade homes while hunting for prey, typically small insects. So chances are, if you’re dealing with scorpions or spiders in your home, then you’re probably dealing with other insect pests in your home as well. Another common reason that spiders and scorpions invade homes is to find shelter; these pests can usually find a comfortable place to hide in and around cluttered spaces, storage areas, or any other hidden areas where they can remain unseen.

How do I Get Rid of Spiders and Scorpions?

Getting rid of spiders and scorpions can actually be much easier than it seems. All you have to do is give the professionals here at Dandi Guaranty a call and schedule a time for us to come and address your pest problem. It’s as simple as that! And if you have an emergency on your hands and need immediate service, we even have on-call technicians who can quickly respond to your pest problem. Whatever your pest control need is, Dandi Guaranty has an option for you! For more information, reach out to us today!

Can I Control Spiders and Scorpions Myself?

Spiders and scorpions are difficult pests to deal with, especially because to get rid of them, you also have to deal with the other insect pests that are attracting them to your home. However, It is not advised that you try to handle these potentially dangerous pests without taking the proper safety precautions. But at Dandi Guaranty, we’ve had years of experience dealing with scorpions and spiders! So if you need help getting rid of them, the best thing you can do is call a Tulsa pest control service!

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