|Tarantulas are Kansas's largest spiders they
have a body length of up to 2 and a quarter inches. They are usually
active at night when they hunt insects for food. The males are often
seen crossing roads at night in the fall when they wander in search of a
mate. Tarantulas are native to southern and western Kansas although they
have been sited by our technicians in Eudora and in Lecompton in the
Tarantulas are sensitive to vibrations and hunt at night by touch. If
cornered, the tarantula will make a purring sound and may rear up on its
back legs. Even though tarantulas are scary looking to most people, most
bites do not produce any significant poisoning symptoms. However, the
bites can be quite painful because of the large size of the spider.
Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling a tarantula.
We offer Pest Management and Exterminator services for the following counties: Douglas, Johnson, Jefferson, Franklin, Shawnee, Wyandotte and Leavenworth, KS.