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Common Spiders in Maryland

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Maryland is a beautiful place to live and full of fascinating culture. Home of Edgar Allen Poe and Babe Ruth, Maryland has bred some of the greats in history. Famous for its seafood and jousting competitions, there’s always excitement to be found like fishing in Deep Creek Lake or catching a Raven’s game on the weekend. Maryland is not only an amazing place to visit but a great place to live. But as lovely as the state is, spiders still exist. For all you afflicted with arachnophobia, this is a drawback. Maybe heaven is free of spiders, but Maryland most certainly is not. Keeping them out of your house may seem like an uphill battle but it is a battle that can be won if you have Green Pest Services on your side. Here are some of the most common spiders that you will see:

Jumping Spiders

These spiders are easily identified by their eight eyes, the middle two being much larger than the rest. They are harmless but sometimes cause alarm when they leap out of harm’s way or jump on their unsuspecting victim.

Funnel weavers

Funnel spiders resemble wolf spiders but unlike their look alike, they have 3 rows of eyes and they weave webs, where the wolf spiders do not. True to their name, they intricately weave funnel like webs so when an unsuspecting appetizer comes nearby and falls in, the funnel spider has lunch.

Fishing spiders

Also resembling wolf spiders in size and color, these arachnids have much longer legs with black and brown bands alternating across them. They typically live near water and catch small fish and tadoles.

Cellar spiders

This spider loves damp, dark basements, cellars and attics. They are easily recognized by their long, crooked legs and small, round bodies. They look ominous but they are harmless.

Black widow

The black widow is one of the most feared spiders in the US. With its shiny, black body and red hour glass shape on the underside, most people recognize this one instantly. Keeping these far away from your home as possible is absolutely vital.

Spiders in Maryland keep our environment healthy and free of troublesome gnats and flies. That doesn’t mean you need to live with them. Green Pest Services is your trusted spider control experts in Maryland. Our methods are safe for the environment but effective on pest control. Our techniques are safe for your family, you won’t need to worry about scary chemicals around your children and pets. Our technicians are thorough, we won’t stop till the job is done. Give us a call today for complete spider removal.