It is found in buildings, on walls and in basements. The Mediterranean spider (Loxosceles rufescens) is usually found in warehouses, attics, under stones or piles of wood.
They belong to the class Arachnoidea and do not have the familiar characteristics of insects (three body parts, six legs, etc.). Their body is divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and the abdomen.
The common house spider is about 10 mm long without legs. The female lays about 250 eggs in a silken sac placed in the center of the web. It is found in buildings, on walls and in basements. The Mediterranean spider (Loxosceles rufescens) is usually found in warehouses, attics, under stones or piles of wood.
They are considered relatively harmless to humans.
Modes of Management
Prevention: The first measure is to limit the places they use as shelters. Loose stones, piles of bricks, wood and other materials must be removed.
Monitoring: Frequent inspections by experts help assess the situation in areas where such species are expected to be found.
Control: By residual spraying in the places where they frequent.
For scorpions, external spraying of the walls must be done up to a height of 60cm from the ground, paying particular attention to damage or cracks in the walls. Indoors, the spray is applied to the bottom of entrances (doors-windows), skirting boards and dark places where they can serve as shelters for spiders.
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