• Yellow Sac Spider Bite: Are Their Bites Dangerous? (INFOGRAPHIC)

    18 June 2018
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    Yellow Sac Spider Bite:

    Are Their Bites Dangerous?

    Unlike other spiders, Yellow Sac Spiders do not make or create webs, instead create sac silk in the path, which they travel in the daytime like in the corners of the wall, door opening, and wall joints. But what about their bites? Are they dangerous to humans?

    Amongst the wide range of species available on this planet, there is a great diversity of spiders. One of the common spiders found is yellow sac spider. However, these creatures are located in very dark places like close boxes in houses and non-ventilated areas.

    Most of the time these spiders can be found in an office, households, garage and other closed areas to hide in cold weather. You can easily see them in the green grass during the summer season.

    Unlike other spiders, these creatures do not make or create webs, instead create sac silk in the path, which they travel in the daytime like in the corners of the wall, door opening, and wall joints. Female sac spider usually lays 30 to 48 eggs and put silk over them.

    Eggs are usually laid in autumn. The female may produce many eggs during her lifetime. Yellow sac spider takes shelter in flattened silk tubes during the day and moves out to hunt during the night.

    Yellow Sac Spider Identification

    Cheiracanthium inclusum and cheiracanthium mildie are two well known species of North America referred to as yellow sac spiders. An adult female sac spider body is typically 1/4 to 3/8 inches long and its leg span is up to 1 inch. Males are more slender, with slightly larger leg span than the females. Moreover, its abdomen is pale yellow to light green in color.

    These spiders are usually small in size, and its body is yellow. Not always but in some rare cases, it is a mixture of yellow and brown, so people usually get confused to identify them with the brown recluse. As they are small in size, examining them is very difficult and may require a magnifying glass.

    Yellow Sac Spiders and Eggs (Photo: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

    Eggs are usually laid in autumn. The female may produce many eggs during her lifetime. Yellow sac spider takes shelter in flattened silk tubes during the day and moves out to hunt during the night.

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    Brown Recluse vs. Yellow Sac Spiders: What Is the Difference?

    While both yellow sac spider and a brown recluse have many things in common, it is very important for us to remember that a yellow sac spider bite is not so harmful.

    Identification of these spiders is essential. At first, you may feel like it’s a normal and harmless brown spider, but by distinguishing their characteristics, you can quickly identify them from their eyes and front legs.

    A typical brown recluse has six eyes arranged in pairs with one pair in front and a pair on either side whereas the yellow sac spider on the head has two rows of eyes, one row on top of the other with four eyes in each row.

    So in total, yellow sac spiders have eight eyes as compared to the brown recluse. Another characteristic is that the front legs of these spiders are a lot longer as compared to the other legs.

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    What Happen When Yellow Sac Spiders Bite You?

    Yellow sac spiders are usually venomous and can bite if they get in contact with the human being. If they create a sac in between the human skin and bed sheets, then it can bite any human while sleeping, so these spiders are known as night-hunters as they go out for prey at night-time. They can also bite during daytime while a person is working in the garden.

    Whenever a creature bites human there will be an effect on the body similarly when these spiders bit a human; it damages the skin cells leading to an inadequate blood supply, bacterial infection and traumatic injury.

    In the beginning, people misunderstand this damage by common infections of a spider bite. When they ignore the bite, the area becomes too itchy and then starts swelling slowly further leads to redness with burning sensation.

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    “Yellow sac spiders are usually venomous and can bite if they get in contact with the human being. If they create a sac in between the human skin and bed sheets, then it can bite any human while sleeping.”

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    Treatment & Prevention Tips for Yellow Sac Spider Bites (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Prevention Tips to Prevent Yellow Sac Spiders (Infographic)

    #1. Ice Cubes

    In case of emergency, you need to apply hydrogen peroxide or ice cubes to the infected area to reduce the swelling.

    If the situation becomes critical and the person starts vomiting or has a severe headache makes sure that you consult a professional doctor for proper diagnosis.

    In many cases, the bite is naturally healed. All you need to do is keep the area clean by washing it with mild water, as more time is required to heal naturally.

    #2. Seal Windows and Doors

    Many remedies are there to avoid these spiders bite. You can keep your house well air-conditioned and ventilated so that sunlight passes through every corner of the house. Use tightened windows and doors to close entrance for spiders.

    #3. Remove All the Sac

    You should also keep the corners of the wall or ceilings clean and remove all the sac and web.

    #4. Wear Gloves

    You should wear gloves while gardening so that not only spiders but also any other insect or creature can’t bite you.

    #5. Clean Your Home and Garage

    Overall, keeping your house and garage clean and tidy, will avoid these spiders make their stay.***

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  • Spiders in New York: How to Identify 6 Common NY Spiders

    7 June 2018
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    Spiders in New York:

    How to Identify 6 Common NY Spiders

    Spiders are common animals to many people but what the majority of them don’t know is that there are more than 30,000 spider species worldwide and approximately 3,500 of them in North America. Here is the list of the most common spiders in New York.

    While some are frequent in our homes, others spend their entire lives outdoors. In the northern climate of New York, the life expectancy of spider usually is one year only.

    The majority of them are eggs during winter, become adults in summer and die in fall. Nevertheless, some adult species hibernate in crevices, beneath stones or barks or even in window casements to avoid the harsh weather conditions.

    The following are the most common New York spider species:

    #1. Wolf Spiders

    Wolf Spider

    One of the most significant characteristics of wolf spiders is their webbing incapability (they dorm create webs), unlike some other spider species. Their strong-sighted eyes help them in their hunting of prey.

    A wolf spider is large and brown in color, and its back has two dark stripes. Wolf spiders can enter your house and can bite a person if provoked. A bite by a wolf spider may make you feel a slight stinging sensation but will leave you with just a small mark or wound.

    They are found most often around your home and in the grass. One interesting fact about the wolf spider is the mother will carry her live young on her back. This is a scary sight and if you try to kill one by smashing it you will release the babies that will scatter all over the place.

    #2. Jumping Spiders

    Jumping Spider (Photo: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

    Just as their name suggests, jumping spiders have excellent capability to jump very high. In fact, a jumping spider can jump as high as 25 times of its height.

    The spider’s main body and legs are thick, making it share some resemblance with the tarantula. Just like a wolf spider, a jumping spider has good eyesight as well, but it is unlikely to bite a person.

    #3. American House Spider

    American House Spider

    An American House Spider is a common spider species in human dwelling places. Unlike wolf spiders, American house spiders do web. Their webs are small and commonly found in hidden corners of living rooms, bathrooms, and hallways.

    The spiders create those webs to trap their prey once it steps on them. To catch enough prey, American wolf spiders build very many webs in your house.

    #4. Cellar Spiders

    Daddy Longlegs Spider

    If you come across a spider hanging upside down from a web in your basement or other damp and dark spots in your home, then you are most likely dealing with a cellar spider. The most prominent cellar spiders are known as daddy longlegs.

    Just as the name suggests, daddy longleg spiders have very long (about two inches), and thin legs and this help them to move very quickly. When they feel threatened, these spiders wiggle in their webs until they become almost invisible or run away at a very fast pace.

    However, some of them (short-bodied cellar spiders) have shorter legs, about half inch long. All cellar spiders have tan or gray bodies.

    #5. Orb Web Spiders

    Orb Web Spider

    From their name, Orb Web spiders are great web creators, and they not only form webs but create them fabulously. However, it is rare to find an orb web spider in its web. Instead, it prefers to stay outside the web.

    Since the preys of these spiders are mainly big insects such as moths, their webs are usually not found in your kitchen but close to outdoor lights where the preys flutter around. These spiders also eat hummingbirds as well as frogs. They neither harm people nor do they have venom.

    #6. Brown Recluse Spiders

    Brown Recluse Spider

    Brown recluse spiders are dark brown in color, and each has six eyes in pairs. They are among the most poisonous home spiders in the United States, and their bites can cause damages to human body tissues. Fortunately, these spiders rarely enter human-made structures.

    Solution to Your Home Spider Problem

    One of the most compelling reasons to receive professional help for your is because some of them are dangerous because they are poisonous. Now we are not saying that every single spider you find in your home is poisonous, all we’re saying is that it is possible to have a poisonous spider in your home without your knowing it.

    Why put yourself in harm’s way, unnecessarily? Control Exterminating is just a call away. We service Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn areas. You don’t have to live with the threat of being bitten by a poisonous spider as long as we are here to service your needs.

    We caution you against using store bought products because they are often made with harmful chemicals. These chemicals are not only harmful to you but they are also harmful to your pets and the environment. With the help of a professional service provider, you can ask that only safe, non-toxic pest control treatment be used to service your home.***

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