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SPIDER CONTROL SERVICES
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all about spiders
Spiders are arachnids, a type of animal that has eight legs. However, arachnids do not exclusively include spiders, as scorpions are also considered to be arachnids as well. But there are more commonalities with spiders than just this classification as well: all have two body parts and fangs. However, from there the differences are nearly infinite: spiders come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and color patterns, and many different species behave differently too.
As stated previously, spiders have an important place in our ecosystem: they are accomplished hunters that prey on garden pests and other nuisance insects. For example, spiders are one of the leading predators of mosquitos, yet another annoying pest problem for homeowners.
We handle a wide variety of common spiders across the country, including:
- American house spiders
- Brown recluse spiders
- Hobo spiders
- Long-bodied cellar spiders
- Wolf spiders
- Black widows
While many people know that some spiders are venomous, and some are even dangerous to be around, the spiders we generally come across daily are harmless. Believe it or not, all spiders are venomous, but most venom isn’t strong enough to cause anything more than a painful or itchy welt on most people. When you consider that spiders help control other pest populations, you can see why they are important to have around. However, we understand if you want to keep these crawlers outside where they belong.
controlling spiders on your own
While serious spider problems like a brown recluse or black widow infestation should best be left to a professional, there are a few things you can do to keep spiders at bay. This will keep your home free of these pests and prevent them from potentially interfering with your day to day life. If you ever find that your spider problem is getting out of hand, or that you’re seeing a few too many of these pests in your home for your liking, we recommend reaching out to us to have your home or business treated again as soon as possible.
- Seal up cracks in your foundation, exterior walls, and spaces around air conditioners.
- Keep storage areas in your home are neat, organized, and free of clutter.
- Repair or replace torn window screens and screens over roofline vent holes.
- Keep outbuilding windows and doors closed.
- Caulk any gaps around windows and doors; install weatherstripping.
- Regularly remove spider webs from your home
- Remove woodpiles, rock piles, leaf piles, and fallen trees from your property.