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Spider Control Services

wolf spider and youngThere are thousands of varieties of spiders around the world, but only a handful of varieties that are found inside homes and commercial properties in our area. Most of these spiders pose very minimal risks to humans, although some individuals can occasionally experience some skin irritation and swelling when bitten by a spider.  It is very rare that extremely venomous and deadly spiders are encountered in our area. Treatment for spiders is included in our Quarterly Pest Control program.

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Spiders, unlike insects, have eight legs as adults, not six. Spiders are predators that  trap insect prey in webs or work as free-roaming hunters. Spiders such as American House Spider (or Common House Spider), Cellar Spider, Harvestmen, Yellow Sac Spider, Jumping Spider, and the Domestic House Spider are just a few varieties we encounter in structures on a regular basis. These spiders can produce hundreds of eggs in a single year, and each spider is capable of living itself for a couple years.

spider controlSpider populations can become out of control when no natural predators are present inside a structure and a food source of insects is also prevalent. Spider control is best achieved by regular physical removal of webs that catch insects, and also applying spray materials to exteriors of structures where spider activity is likely, such as areas near exterior lighting. Applying spider control materials will drastically reduce populations. These materials should be applied quarterly throughout the season, with most of the focus on the exterior of structures. Maintaining a barrier with these materials will reduce interior populations. Managing insect activity on the interior of structures will remove the food source for spiders, which will in turn, reduce their likelihood.

 



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