04/07/2014 | Just How Dangerous is The Itsy-Bitsy Spider?
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Spiders love fruit so it's no wonder they are attracted to the Big Apple! But did you know that many harmless looking spiders living in a dirty trash chute or in remote corners of your company building harbor poison that they inject into your bloodstream when they bite?
Fast-moving and aggressive, wolf spiders in New York and New Jersey inflict non-lethal yet poisonous bites that produce pain, itching and swelling at the puncture site. Although ice may reduce some swelling, anyone bitten by a wolf spider should see a doctor to avoid serious allergic reactions.
Light brown in color and possessing large abdomens, sac spiders pierce the skin with sharp fangs and inflict bites that swell and turn yellowish-green within several hours. Victims of a sac spider bite may run a fever, experience chills and suffer from headaches. Two or three days later, a blister will form at the bite site that ulcerates painfully. Some sac spider victims need skin grafts because the ulcer enlarges and fails to heal properly.
Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spiders
The most dangerous spiders living in New York and New Jersey are the brown recluse and black widow spiders. Both are poisonous and both can cause death if the bite is not treated by a doctor immediately. Trash chute cleaning professionals in both states have reported finding these spiders in unclean, undisturbed trash chutes where food resources are always plentiful and never removed.
If you notice a few spiders or spider webs gracing the ceiling and corners of your establishment, chances are your building will soon be infested by spiders. Spider eggs, although tiny, contain hundreds of little spiders that quickly mature and lay their own eggs. NYC pest control experts strongly recommend that restaurant owners, school administrators and hospital directors hire professional exterminators to rid enclosed areas of spiders that could inflict harmful bites to customers, children or employees.
Contact Assured Environments today for more info how to tackle pest problems in New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas.