Spiders are diverse irritants. There are at least 3,000 species of spiders found in America alone.
Some nest in damp spaces, while others prefer dry and warm places. The occasional spider scuttling across the wall shouldn't be the subject of major worry but they can become a nuisance when they begin to reproduce.
Many spiders aren't venomous and deadly, but some can be life threatening. If you spot one of these in your house or property, make sure to call Tactical Pest Control immediately for extermination.
Common Spiders in Oklahoma
Southern Black Widows—These are venomous spiders. They are black in color and can be identified by a red hourglass shaped stamp on their abdomen. Southern Black Widows typically mate during spring and summer months. They like to inhabit barns, garages, sheds and basements.
Brown Recluse— These spiders are reddish or yellowish brown in color and have slender, long legs. They bite only when in close contact with the victim's skin. People get bites from the brown recluse when they're putting on clothes if a spider is resting on them. Bites typically become red and fade away but occasionally they can cause tissue loss and necrosis. These spiders are often referred to as fiddle-back spiders because of a violin shaped pattern on their dorsum. They prefer dark places and are often found on the ground floor.
Two Striped Ground Spiders— These spiders hide during the day and hunt at night. They might be found in closets or cabinets. They usually get into homes through gaps in walls, doors and windows.
Black and Yellow Argiope— Argiopes prefer warmth. They are non-venomous web weavers that do not attack large animas. They active in both day and night and can be identified by the black and yellow markings on their abdomens.
Barn Spiders— These are most often found in late summer and fall. They are night dwellers and their bites are not poisonous. Barn spiders are often yellow and brown in color.
Wolf Spiders— These spiders are common in the U.S. Their bites aren't deadly but can be extremely painful and should be treated professionally. They are ground spiders who generally operate alone and are often found in open areas.
Round Bodied Cellar Spiders— As the name suggests, cellar spiders can be found in damp places like basements and cellars. They can be defined by their lanky legs, which are about half an inch long. They're usually tan or grey. They are known for infesting homes through reproduction but not for biting people.