Spider Control in the Hamilton, Ontario Area
Some Ontario Spiders Are Dangerous: the Black Widow and Brown Recluse
We are all familiar with the common household "Daddy Long Legs" or "Garden Spider". These spiders tend to be harmless. However, there are spiders in our area we must watch for.
The Black Widow and Brown Recluse are spiders we should be concerned with in southern Ontario. Most spiders’ bite cause extreme localized pain and intense muscle contractions and cramping, but the bite from a Black Widow or Brown Recluse can be deadly.
A female Black Widow can be easily identified by its shiny black body and large red hourglass on the underside. Female Brown Recluse spiders also have a red patch on their abdomen.
Spider populations can be minimized by reducing exterior night lights or replacing them with motion sensors, as well as minimizing clutter.