Hallowe'en is on its way. Kids are planning their costumes and it won't be long before neighborhood porches are adorned with all manner of creepy d├ęcor. If you haven't yet decorated, but your porch is festooned with webs, you are sharing your home with scary spiders.

We share a planet with thousands of different spiders, and not all of them can hurt you. Some sorts of spiders are actually good to have around. There are several, however, that can truly ruin your happy home. 

Brown Recluse

Mostly seen in the Midwest southward to the Gulf of Mexico, recluse spiders can deliver a bite that never heals. The Brown Recluse tends to hide but if you surprise it, you're in for a world of hurt. 

Hobo Spider

Another spider whose bite can cause severe skin and tissue damage, the Hobo is found mostly in the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada but can travel anywhere in luggage, moving trucks and delivery vans. 

Black Widow

Found all over the Americas, the Black Widow's frightening reputation is well deserved. The plump, shiny black spider builds a messy web and has a red hourglass-shaped mark on its back, 

Do you know that there are at least 3,000 kinds of spiders in North America? That's enough to scare anyone. Spiders can conceal themselves anywhere; for this reason it's a good idea to turn your shoes over and give them a good shake before you put them on, just in case a scary eight-legged beast is hiding inside.

To know more about arachnids and how to get rid of them, contact a pest control professional.