Spiders

Spider Pest Control

The go-to scary insect for pretty much every horror movie ever, spiders have earned their global reputation for being absolutely terrifying. The sight of one walking about slowly on its eight spindly legs is enough to give grown men chills, and a brief glimpse of a hairy wolf spider scuttling through the kitchen is the stuff of so many nightmares.

A spider infestation is not cause for alarm, but it is cause for concern. Almost all spiders are venomous. They use venom to stun their prey. This venom is usually not harmful to humans, but there is not reason to take chances. Furthermore, spider webs are extremely unsightly. If you work hard to keep your home clean, and most Huntsville and Madison residents do, a spider web or two or three could ruin an entire day’s work. Finally, arachnophobia is a legitimate and often debilitating fear. It’s also rather common. Chances are that someone on your circle of family and friends suffers from this condition.

For all these reasons, and more, if there are spiders in your home, you need to partner with A Plus Pest Control and get them under control. Females can lay thousands of eggs. So, where you see one or two, there are probably more. At A Plus, we use proven methods to reduce these pests and give you your life back.

Types of Spiders

Spiders are more than unsettling. In many cases, they could be warning beacon pests. As mentioned, ants and other insects often make their way inside in search of food. Spiders are predators, so that food source is usually another insect. So, you may have more than spiders in your home. That’s especially true with regard to certain types of arthropods:

  • Black Widows: These spiders are common in the Southeastern United States, where the summers are warm and the winters are mild. These arthropods have telltale red hourglass shapes on their backs. They usually live near woodpiles, and they are aggressive when cornered.
  • Brown Recluse: As the same implies, these rather dark spiders usually stick close to closets, little-used cabinets, and other dark, reclusive places. These venomous spiders are dangerous and can bite you. Brown recluse bites can cause both physical and psychological symptoms.
  • House Spiders: If you have an older home, you probably have house spiders. In newer homes, these arthropods usually stick to garages and sheds. They have a hard time surviving in low-humidity environments where there are few insects. Quite unlike brown recluse spiders, house spiders often spin webs near light sources, like windows, to attract prey.
  • Jumping Spiders: These arthropods are normally outdoors. That’s where more of their prey lives, and their vision is best in sunlight. In fact, these tiny critters have the best vision of any spider. These spiders normally do not spin webs or bite humans, but their presence is a sure-fire indicator of termites or another outdoor pest.
  • Cellar Spiders: Cellar spiders love high humidity environments. They are often found near drains or in sink cabinets. They also often lurk in sheds, barns, and garages. Cellar spiders are not likely to bite.
  • Wolf Spiders: These creatures do not spin webs. Instead, rather like jumping spiders, they use their speed to run down their prey. Both outdoors and indoors, they often seek shelter in and around firewood piles.

All these types of spiders usually require comprehensive treatment. They are very adept at hiding away from many conventional sprays. This is way a crack and crevice treatment is important.

Techniques We Use

Biologically, spiders are not insects. That’s not a trivial point. Since spiders are arachnids, our professionals must use a different approach to get rid of spiders.

Insects, like ants, wasps, and other such pests, use their mouths for grooming. So, if there is an insecticide on a surface, these bugs will spread it all over their bodies. Not so with spiders. Sometimes they groom their legs, but that’s not guaranteed. Furthermore, some spiders spend almost all their time in their webs, and webs are non-contact surfaces.

There’s more. Spiders have no circulatory system. So, if they walk over treated areas, the insecticide never leaves their feet.

All that being said, crack and cervices treatment is an essential part of spider treatment. When spiders shimmy through these narrow openings, they rub poison on their bodies. Such detail work is also good news for families. Pets and children normally do not crawl through narrow openings, so it is safe to treat these places with products.

Our Commitment to You

Spider eradication requires more than a sound approach. It also requires a solid commitment. Before our treatment, we carefully go over the work we need to do and the work we will do. Then, we quickly treat needed areas of your home, leaving little trace behind as we work.

If you need follow-up treatments, we do not argue and we do not blame you for the problem. Instead, we do what it takes to make things right. Your family deserves a pest-free living environment, and that is our goal.

Contact us now and find out for yourself what a difference we can make.