Decorating your northern New Jersey home with wispy spider webs and creepy spiders is part of the fun on Halloween; but if you’re still seeing spider webs in the corners and spiders crawling down the wall after the holiday is over, it’s time to call a licensed New Jersey pest control company. Spiders are one of the numerous invasive insect and rodent pests that can be controlled or eliminated by seasonal pest control treatments like those provided under ChemTec’s GreenTec Home Pest Protection plan.

Seasonal pest control plans provide New Jersey home owners and their families with year-round protection from the most common invasive New Jersey insect and rodent pests, including spiders. While some spiders, such as the common house spider, typically live indoors; many New Jersey spider species are primarily outdoor dwellers. However, as winter’s cold approaches, it is not uncommon for outside spiders to wander indoors in search of a warm, cozy corner to spend the winter.

Most New Jersey spiders are benign and won’t hurt you, say NJ pest control professionals; but New Jersey residents should be on the lookout for black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. Both of these spiders inject a poisonous venom when they bite that can be dangerous, particularly to young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.

  • Black Widow spiders are native to New Jersey, usually harboring in dark corners in garages, wood piles and electrical boxes. Less than half an inch in diameter, Black Widows are identified by their shiny black bodies and the distinctive red hour-glass marking on their backs. These spiders have a vicious and extremely painful and venomous bite.
  • Brown Recluse spiders are not native to New Jersey, but have been transported into the state. Slightly larger than 1/2 inch in diameter, these spiders are brown with a darker fiddle-shaped mark on their backs. Their bites are extremely dangerous and require prompt medical attention.