A Few Tips to Best
Control Spiders

Keep all pest populations low in and around your home or your inviting the spiders to dinner.

Utilize weather stripping everywhere you can to ensure very tight window and door seals.

Keep your home clean and take down cobwebs 

Spiders cause many people to feel unsafe in their home. At Miss Phoebe's Termite & Pest Control, we understand how scary spiders can be! The good news is that most spiders in Dallas homes cannot bite people. In fact, many spiders are beneficial and can even help to control other pests.

If you have many unwelcome spiders in your home, our targeted spider service may be necessary. With this service, our trained DFW spider control team will inspect the areas that spiders like and remove all spiders found during the inspection. We're also equipped to help homeowners with scorpions. 

Call today and ask our qualified spider control pros to rid your home of eight legged pests: 214-357-7373 

Preventive Spider Contol Service

Our general pest control service will help to reduce spiders in and around your home. If you do not have a spider infestation or venomous spiders but worried about the possibility, general pest control services should help to keep spiders under control by keeping general pests controlled, thus reducing their food source. During our general pest control service, our professional technicians will take down any cobwebs from your front and back doors while utilizing a special spider spray to help reduce future spiders.

First Aid
if Bitten

Remain calm and, if possible, collect the spider for identification. 

Get medical attention immediately.

Contact your physician, hospital and/or Poison Information Center.

Apply antiseptic to prevent infection. 

Use ice packs to relieve local swelling and pain directly to the bite area.

Prevent Encounters
with Spiders

Shake clothing/shoes before dressing

Inspect bedding/towels before using

Do not go barefoot

Only handle firewood with gloves

Remove piles of trash, eliminate cluttered areas in basements, closets, attics, and outbuildings.

Dust and vacuum thoroughly in normally undisturbed places. 

Types of Arachnids We Eliminate

Spiders and scorpions are related in that they are both arachnids. While spiders are quite common everywhere, scorpions are usually found away from urbanized areas. Most species of spiders do not attempt to bite people and many spiders do not have fangs that can pierce the skin. However, some will, which can result in painful swollen bumps. There is also a chance that a person can have an allergic reaction to the venom. 


Wolf Spider

Wolf Spiders are robust and agile hunters and have good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon prey as they find it or chasing it over short distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey, often from or near the mouth of a burrow. Their eyes reflect light well, and one way of finding them is to hunt at night using a flashlight strapped to one's forehead so that the light from the flashlight is reflected from their eyes directly back toward its source. Because they depend on camouflage for protection, they do not have the flashy appearance of some other kinds of spiders. In general, their coloration is appropriate to their favorite habitat. 


Black Widow

Glossy black with a red hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen, it makes a strong, sticky irregular web in protected areas where prey is likely to wander in and be trapped. Foundations, vents, shrubs, and woodpiles at ground level are common habitats. Their venom is a concern for children and older/infirm persons. Medical attention should be sought if bitten. Some trap their prey in webs or snares; others are active hunters that use excellent vision to stalk or ambush their food. Virtually all spiders have poison glands that connect with the fangs to kill or paralyze prey. Only a few species, such as the black widow and the brown recluse, have venom that is very toxic to humans. 


Brown Recluse

A brownish spider with a distinguishing three pairs of eyes arranged in a semicircle on the head, and a violin-shaped, dark marking immediately behind the eyes -- the neck of the violin points towards the bulbous abdomen, and has earned it the name "fiddle-backed" spider. It is found in undisturbed areas such as sheds, garages, and dark closets. Garments left hanging for some time are favorite spots. The brown recluse is not aggressive and normally bites only when crushed or handled. Their bite causes a severe systemic reaction and an ulcerous sore, which requires extensive medical attention. Fatalities are rare, but are dangerous to children, the elderly, and those in poor health. 



Scorpions are arachnids, close relatives of ticks, mites, and spiders. They are easily recognized by their characteristic shape. Scorpions prefer dryland habitats, but they do occur throughout Texas. They can be a nuisance when they interact with humans because they will sting when disturbed.
There are about 18 species of scorpions in Texas with an average size of 2-3 inches. They can inflict a painful, bee-like sting which may produce a local reaction. Although Texas scorpions are not considered deadly, the venom is a neurotoxin, and anyone stung should be watched closely for adverse or allergic reactions.