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 those species are unlikely to attack unless provoked. Still, spiders make it to the top of peoples’ lists of pests to get rid of.

Western Exterminator has created 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.

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Spiders of the Pacific Northwest

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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