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What’s More Dangerous: Scorpions, Spiders or Snakes?

While all three might be scary to encounter, which of these venomous creatures are the biggest threat? The answer depends on how and where you live. In general, spiders are the most dangerous, as they have a wider habitat and can be virtually undetected in homes. However, caution should be taken around snakes as they can be more deadly.Spiders

Some people may tell you that none of them are scary. There are some brave individuals that keep one or more species as pets. However, domesticated species are not as dangerous as wild in general.

Scorpion Stings

Scorpions have a limited habitat range, living in forests and deserts. Their stings can be resolved within a few weeks at most. They are rarely life threatening.

The most dangerous type of scorpion is the Arizona Bark Scorpion, which lives in the southwest part of America and in

Northern Mexico

It is difficult to kill a scorpion directly, and you do not want to do it yourself. A pest control expert can take care of it for you.

Something to keep in mind is that they tend to shy away from people and will stay away unless they are harassed. This means that they are not as dangerous as some other poisonous animals.

Snake Bites

The United States has more than 20 species of venomous snakes. While this figure might be high, it’s important to note that in general they do not take residence in homes.

Also, very few deadly bites occur.

Around the house, snakes might be beneficial if they are harmless as they eat other types of pests such as rodents.

However, some types can be dangerous to pets or family members, so be safe and ask our pest control experts their recommendations about snakes.

Spider Bites

In the United States, there are three spiders that are dangerous to humans. These are the black widow, brown recluse and the hobo spider.

Most spiders are harmless and will eat other types of bugs. In general, their fangs are too weak to pierce human flesh.

However, the presence of the three above spiders can be a serious risk. Have our pest control technicians visit your home and help you determine the type of spider and the treatment options.

Contact us today to get started with safe and friendly pest control. Ask us any questions you have and we will be happy to help.

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