Spiders and Insects: Why They Aren’t CousinsSpiders are a current houseguest for many of us. While there are many benefits to having spiders outside on our property, there are many people who just cannot stand the idea of spiders in their home.
It is important to understand the difference between insects and spiders. While both insects and spiders are invertebrates, spiders are not insects. Bugs are made up of a head, thorax, and an abdomen. Their thorax will have three pairs of legs; insects also have antennae, mouthparts, and eyes. Insects have what is known as an exoskeleton which is a hard ‘outer shell’ that protects them.
Spiders, on the other hand, will have two main body parts. The body is a combination of the head and thorax, known as the cephalothorax. This part of their body has eyes, mouthparts (no antennae) and four pairs of legs. The second part is the abdomen. Ticks, mites, and scorpions are related to spiders in that they share these characteristics. They are all members of Arachnida, while, more obviously, insects are members of the Insecta.
When you suspect that you have sustained spider bites, wash the area with soap and water, use an ice application or cold compress, and take any necessary medicine. If you experience severe swelling, use an antihistamine. In the cases of small children and the development of severe symptoms, always seek immediate medical treatment.
If you are considering of how to get rid of spiders, it is important to know that store-bought traps and home remedies can only take you so far. It may get rid of a few spiders here and there, but never an infestation. Always seek a professional when you think that your home or business is showing signs of a spider infestation.
If you are looking for quality extermination without harming your home or family, pest control in Marysville, Gecko Pest Services has the group of experienced professionals that you need to get rid of creepy crawlies’ home for good. We understand the full weight of keeping your family feeling safe.
Family-owned and operated, Gecko Pest Services will provide friendly and knowledge staff to come to your home or business and successfully rid your space of pests. We are pet-friendly and pride ourselves on affordability. Gecko Pest has been serving the Chico, Marysville, Yuba City, and the surrounding area for decades.
You may be motivated to save money and just attempt to get rid of spiders, insects and other pests on your own, but it is never a permanent solution (we do not recommend burning it with fire). Instead of handling it yourself and living with unnecessary pests, call Gecko Pest Services today.
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