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Everything You Should Know About The Invasive Joro Spider

April 15, 2022 - Spiders

The Joro spider, native to Japan, is an invasive arachnid species in the United States. In southern states, including Alabama and Georgia, it is also one of the most common household spiders to infiltrate homes and businesses. If you have a Joro spider infestation, you probably aren't sure where to begin. How dangerous are these creatures, and should you be worried?

Here's everything you need to know about the Joro spider.

What Does A Joro Spider Look Like?

The Joro spider is brown with a large, round abdomen. The female spider is usually larger than the male and can reach up to two inches in length. Male Joro spiders are typically around one inch long. Both sexes have long legs in proportion to their bodies, making them appear even larger than they are.

Female Joro spiders are the most recognizable and sport bright colors of yellow, green, and black stripes. These large spiders build orb webs to catch prey and live alone except to mate. Female spiders can lay up to 1500 eggs in one sitting and typically begin the breeding process in the late fall to early winter.

What Kind Of Insecticides Kill Joro Spiders?

The most effective insecticides for Joro spiders are those containing bifenthrin, deltamethrin, or lambda-cyhalothrin. Insecticides with these ingredients will quickly kill the spider and its eggs and prevent further infestations.

However, it is important to note that these insecticides are extremely expensive and very unsafe for DIY use. If applied incorrectly around the home, these treatments could result in damaged property, diseased plants and animals, and illnesses that require hospitalization.

Rather than attempting to remove Joro spiders on your own, trust the professional arachnid removal services of a legitimate pest control company. Contact Miche Pest Control for additional information about Joro spider control.

Don't Fear The Yellow Giant: The Joro Spider

Despite its large size and intimidating appearance, the Joro spider is relatively harmless to humans. These arachnids are not aggressive and will only bite if provoked. Even then, their bites are not venomous, so there's no need to worry about being harmed by one of these critters.

However, the bite of the Joro spider is still quite painful. Long-term Joro spider control is a good idea, especially around commercial buildings or family homes. Hundreds of property owners trust Miche Pest Control for proper management and removal.

Spider Control For Your Home By Miche Pest Control

While Joro spiders may not be all that dangerous, they certainly aren't welcome guests around your home or business. If you find them around your property or are concerned about the possibility of a future infestation, professional pest control will be your first line of defense.

Finding spider control specialists for your property has never been easier. With Miche Pest Control, home and business owners can easily schedule visits and treatments that target Joro spiders and their nests. Eliminate breeding populations and restore your web-free home with just a few services that can make a difference.

Contact Miche Pest Control today for a home pest control or commercial pest control quote regarding joro spiders. We will be happy to answer additional questions about Joro spider infestations and more.

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