Venomous Spiders: Toxic Bites vs. Non-toxic Bites

Venomous Spiders: Toxic Bites vs. Non-toxic Bites

Do you feel like spiders are taking over your house? Every time you turn a corner there’s a new cob web? Miss Muffet’s Revenge is the perfect way to get rid of these creepy arachnids. Here are some helpful descriptions in identifying the danger level of the spiders in your home:

Dangerous Venomous Spiders:

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American House Spider:

Bite Risk: Venomous but non-fatal bite

Location: Common across the United States

Coloring: Faint brown and spotted

Webbing: Tangled webbing

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Hobo Spider:

Bite Risk: Venomous but non-fatal bite

Location: Common in the Northwest, sometimes found in the Southwest

Coloring: V-shaped pattern pointing towards head, light stripe down middle of sternum

Webbing: Funnel shaped webbing

yellow-sac-spider

Yellow Sac Spider:

Bite Risk: Venomous but non-fatal bite

Location: Common across the United States

Coloring: Yellowish beige

Webbing: Do not hunt from webs

Non-dangerous Venomous Spiders:

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Daddy Longlegs:

Bite Risk: Non-toxic bite

Location: Common across the United States

Coloring: Faint yellow to brown

Web Type: Tangled webbing

domestic-house-spider

Domestic House Spider:

Bite Risk Non-toxic bite

Location: Common across the United States

Coloring: Murky orange or brown

Web Type: Funnel shaped webbing

jumping-spider

Jumping Spider:

Bite Risk: Non-toxic bite

Location: Common across the United States

Coloring: Varies but notable for their jumping behavior

Web Type: Do not hunt from webs

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Southern House Spider:

Bite Risk: Non-toxic bite

Location: Southern United States

Coloring: Brown with greyish hair

Web Type: Comb webbing

 

Even though some of these spider bites are non-toxic, they are still not worth the risk. The best way to keep them out of your home is to not let them in or dwell in your home. Using Miss Muffet’s Revenge is the perfect way to avoid those spider bites and home infestations. Here are some basic steps to use this product:

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Step 1: Begin by first setting up the trigger sprayer that comes with Miss Muffet’s Revenge. Start with flipping open the cap on the bottle. You then want to take out the trigger sprayer and pull the tubing from the bottom of the sprayer until taught, the tubing should stretch out around 3 feet. See photo above for how to correctly pull the tubing.

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Step 2: Once your sprayer is setup, you’re ready to go! Spray the perimeter around your home and everywhere you see spider webs. The next day, knock down the webs with a broom or blower. From here on, you shouldn’t see spiders for up to 12 months indoors and outdoor areas not exposed to the elements. Over time, the rain outside will eventually wash away the lasting effects from Miss Muffet’s Revenge in areas that are exposed to the rain. At the first sign of new spiders, you’ll want to reapply Miss Muffet’s Revenge to once again prevent spiders from being in your home.

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Step 3: After spraying the perimeter, make sure you turn the sprayer to the stream setting so you can reach all the higher surfaces where spiders love to make their webs. Miss Muffet’s Revenge has a souped-up trigger sprayer that allows spraying a distance of 12 feet!

For more information on using this product click here.

A great resource for further questions regarding these spiders can be found here.

http://www.wetandforget.com/store-finder-wet-and-forget.html

(Photos courtesy of: Sally Crossthwaite, mliu92, Tyler Ingram, David Short, tehsma)