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All Green Termite & Pest Control has dealt with many different species of spiders in S Carolina. We have listed several of the most common here on our site, starting off with the most poisonous.  Occasionally, spiders can be found well outside of their known area due to being intentionally or accidentally transported by humans in cars, luggage, and other belongings. 

Spiders are an asset to have around your house. As long as they are not crawling inside with you! They feed on insects and spiders reduce the bug population.  They will remain in their nest waiting for prey to be captured in their sticky silk webbing.  A few types of spiders actually roam and hunt, these do not rely on webbing to capture their prey.


Most people are afraid of spiders, (arachnophobia) and even though they are beneficial to our environment, not many people enjoy spiders living in their home!  That's where the professional exterminators at All Green Termite & Pest Control come in! We do a thorough and complete inspection for the various spiders around your structure. Our methods of treatment are designed to keep spiders off your house and out in the yard where they belong.  We do web removal and implement various exclusion techniques to keep the spiders out!  


If you are worried about what kind of spider you have found feel free to give us a call. One of our professional inspectors will come and identify it for you free of charge!

Pest Control and benefits of Spiders

Spiders can cause allergies similar to those caused by dust mites, cockroaches or bed bugs, spiders can be a huge cause of inhalation problems.   


The biggest health risk from spiders is the venom they inject.  When spiders feel trapped or threatened they are known to strike,  injecting venom into their prey.  If you are bit by a spider try to catch it and save it for identification. Over 10,000 spider bites were reported last year to poison control. 

Health risks from spiders

Poisonous spider in Charleston, the Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse - Violin or Fiddle back Spider

The Brown Recluse was first discovered in Goose Creek, South Carolina in 1976.  Since then symptoms these spiders have been found living throughout the state of South Carolina. It is has also been know as the "violin Spider" or "Fiddleback Spider" This is due to its violin shape on  its back.


The bite of the Brown Recluse is very serious, the venom can cause necrosis, this causes 

severe damage to the tissue and the surrounding skin.  If left untreated it can cause sores and lesions.  Other brown recluse symptoms are nausea, headaches, fever, abdominal cramps, and/or joint stiffness. Serious bites can cause organ failure.  Please seek medical attention immediately!


If you are worried you have found a brown recluse feel free to give us a call!

One of our professional inspectors will come and identify it free of charge!

The Poisonous Spider Black Widow found in Charleston

The Southern Black Widow is fairly easy to identify.

Adult females are black with a red hourglass on the belly, easily visible as the spider hangs upside down in its web at night.  The immature females have spots and pale stripes turning blacker as they age.  They are hiding during the day under ledges and out of site. Be careful when reaching into places you can't see, if threatened they will bite!   


Symptoms are severe joint pain, spreading throughout the body, weakness and tremors may follow. Some victims experience even worse symptoms such as difficulty breathing, clammy cold skin, and may become delirious.  If you think you have been bitten by a black widow seek medical attention there is an effective antiserum available.


If you are worried you have found a black Widow spider feel free to give us a call! One of our professional inspectors will come and identify it for you Free of charge!

Black Widow Spider

Yellow Sac Spider

Yellow Sac Spiders do not build a web, instead they construct a silken sac in a crack or crevice and can be anywhere.  They hide in this sac during the day and come out at night to hunt for food or mate.  


Like the Brown Recluse the venom of the Yellow Sac Spider contains a a cell-killing necrotoxin, cytotoxin, the venom is not as toxic as the Brown Recluse, but it can be painful and take a while for the skin to heal.


All Green Termite & Pest Control offers FREE spider identification to home owners.  If you catch a spider and wonder what it is we will come by and identify it for FREE. Just fill out our form below and we will schedule a time to see you.

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