It’s time to do the unthinkable, the unfathomable, the ever-dreaded task of cleaning out the garage. There are stacks of boxes, ancient newspapers, and even an old bicycle you haven’t touched since 1987. How did you accumulate this much stuff? You start lifting box after box and organizing the items into piles. Your hand reaches for the box on the top shelf. As you pull it towards yourself, you notice eight long legs scurrying away. Agh! You jump but soon catch your breath. It’s just one spider, right? You pull another box. Suddenly, you see rows of spider webs hidden behind each box. Your eyes widen, and dozens of tiny spiders stare back at you.
Get Rid of the Unwanted Spiders: Pest Control Service in Honolulu
Hawaii is a place unlike any other; unfortunately spiders think so too. There are as many as 39 species of spiders found in Hawaii. A few of the most common species of spiders found on these tropical islands are: cane spiders, black and yellow garden spiders, and banded garden spiders.
The cane spider, named after the cane fields which it populates, can grow to be 3 to 4 inches long! It is identified by its long, hairy legs and light brown color. While the cane spider is big enough to scare even the bravest of souls, it is one of the more timid species of arachnids. These spiders are very reluctant to bite, and if you remove them carefully, they should not cause you any trouble.
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
The black and yellow garden spider, also known to Hawaii as the Hawaiian garden spider, is very easy to spot. Female black and yellow garden spiders have a bold black and yellow pattern painted across their abdomen, and can grow to be up to 2.5 inches long. Males are much smaller and less colorful, but make up for it with their long and skinny legs. Thankfully, these spiders are not poisonous to humans, although they are startling enough to make a homeowner jump out of their shoes!
Banded Garden Spider
Banded garden spiders can be spotted by the black and white band-like pattern on their legs and abdomen. Much like the black and yellow garden spider, female banded garden spiders are significantly larger and more noticeable than males. Their skin exudes a silvery hue, and the species builds webs close to the ground near tall grass and weeds. They may not be bold enough to scare the average onlooker, but their unusual beauty will keep your attention.
Able Pest Management
If you’re experiencing untimely visits from arachnids, Able Pest Management of Honolulu, HI is here to help. We design individual pest control programs to treat your pest and rodent problems. If you need help protecting your home from spiders, other pesky insects, or rodents, call Able Pest Management at (808) 953-2253 for pest control services in Honolulu, HI.