Even the smallest spider can cause some people to panic, but if you are the inquisitive kind who likes to identify them, learn more about common spiders in Colorado Springs, including types, how to prevent infestation, and when it’s time to call in the professionals. Have spiders in your home or office? Visit our residential and commercial services to learn more about the quality pest control we can bring to your home or office!
Types of Spiders in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Black Widows (Latrodectus hesperus)
Black Widows with a solid black body and white markings are harmless, as they are the males or immatures and their bite is not harmful. If that shiny black body has a red hourglass on the abdomen, it’s an adult female and her venom is 15 times more toxic than that of a prairie rattlesnake. They are common around foundations, wood or rock piles, sheds, irrigation boxes, and exterior lighting.
Wolf Spiders (Lycosidae)
Depending on the genera of the Wolf Spider, they can be as small as less than 1 mm or as long as 5 inches. They can also be identified by their eight eyes arranged in three rows: four small on the bottom, two very large in the middle, and two medium-sized in the top row. Wolf Spiders are not a health hazard.
Wolf Spiders do not live on webs. They are hunters of insects and other spiders and prefer burrowing sites such as under lawn ornaments, in mulch, and other places that provide camouflage.
Hobo Spiders (Agelenidae)
Hobo Spiders usually nest outside, but during August-October they can be commonly found in basements, crawlspaces, and lower levels of buildings. They are easily identified by their two straight rows of four eyes each.
House Spiders (Tegenaria domestica)
House Spiders get their name because they are most commonly found in homes. They are usually yellow or brown in color, with a gray abdomen that has white markings, and brown legs that are darkly banded. Males are about half the size of females, which measure in at approximately 8 mm (⅓-inch).
Jumping Spiders (Salticidae)
This is the largest family of spiders, with approximately 5,000 species. The most common jumping spider in Colorado Springs is the bold jumper, which has a black body, green mouthparts, and a dot on the back of the abdomen that is most frequently white but can vary in color.
Preventing Spider Infestations
Most spiders in Colorado springs are not dangerous, but some people are sensitive to spider bites, which can itch or get inflamed and possibly lead to infection.
In addition to scheduling seasonal pest control services through Evergreen, you can also:
- Remove spiders from your home and return them outdoors
- Use spider traps or sprays
- Use natural spider deterrents like peppermint oil, vinegar, or diatomaceous earth
Call Us Today for Spider Removal in Colorado Springs
The safest and most thorough way to remove spiders is to call a pest control professional. Evergreen Pest Solutions is ready to help you with spider control in Colorado Springs, and we will do so in a safe and ecologically-conscious manner. Contact us today to set up an appointment for an evaluation.