Keeping Your Central City Gresham Home Safe From Venomous Spiders

Posted by bmedia on Monday, April 9, 2018


In general, spiders are mostly harmless creatures who can actually be quite beneficial in our day to day lives. Most common household spiders do their fair share of hard work to keep our homes free from flying nuisances like moths and flies, but there are, however, a rare few spiders that can cause injury to humans. These spiders are unusual in Northwest, but if you identify one of these three species, best to contact your trusted local pest control professionals.

Hobo Spiders

These are the most common venomous spider that we have in the area.  Most often they are mistaken for a “Giant House Spider” as they are quite rare in Gresham.  Identifying them can be challenging, but you can look for a few distinguishing signs.  They are larger brown spiders with dark brown markings on their back and they are one of several spiders that create a funnel web.  Unlike most spiders, they do not have the darker colored joints on their legs.

Black Widow Spiders

Even more rare then Hobo spiders, Black Widows are commonly seen in the southern, warmer climates.  If you are seeing one in the Gresham Central City area, it is likely that it was brought here from furniture somewhere else.  These are a little easier to identify because they are black with a distinguished red hourglass shape on their abdomen.

Brown Recluse Spiders

You are not likely to see these around here, but they sometimes turn up.  Typically residing in the southwest part of the country, these spiders are identified by the violin shape on their back and are often called a “Fiddleback”.  Also, unlike most spiders, they have just three eyes

Wildwoods has served Gresham area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues, such as venomous spiders.

At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Gresham’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. 


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