Spiders of the Pacific Northwest: Identification Tips, Pest Control and Prevention Advice [Infographic]
Published on January 21, 2014
When it comes to residential pest control, spiders top many peoples’ list of pests to eradicate. Although these eight-legged creatures help keep other pest populations in check, their frightening appearance convinces many homeowners to call for Washington or Oregon pest control. The first thing that pest control experts will tell you is that spiders are largely harmless. There are two medically significant species in the Pacific Northwest (the Black Widow and the Hobo Spider), but even those species are unlikely to attack unless provoked. Still, we understand the emotional impetus behind spider abatement. As Oregon and Washington pest control experts, we present the following informative infographic on the types of spiders common to the Pacific Northwest, and the steps homeowners and pest control professionals can take to prevent and fight spider infestations.