Spider ControlSpiders are a tricky pest to deal with; they’re small, fast, and most over-the-counter pesticides don’t have any effect on them. While there are roughly 4,000 types of spiders living in the United States, there are very few species of spiders that are dangerous to humans, although even the non-venomous ones are still a bother.
The Trouble with SpidersThese eight-legged insects prefer living in dark, moist places, so you’ll most commonly find them in your basement, attic, crawl spaces, or closets. Spider infestations are more difficult to fight than some other infestations because of the way they reproduce—while an over-the-counter pesticide can treat the spiders you can see, there are likely egg sacks you can’t, and once they hatch, the infestation begins again. At Preventive Pest Control, we have the knowledge and resources needed to completely eliminate your spider problem the first time.
Prevention is KeyWith the help of a pest control specialist, it’s possible to protect your home from a spider infestation. The use of pesticides allows us to create a barrier around your home to keep spiders out, while identifying and fixing any problem areas on your property that could lead to a future infestation.
Signs of a Spider InfestationSeeing even just one spider is enough to leave most people calling an exterminator for help eradicating these pests from their property, however, the following are the most common signs you have a real infestation problem:
- Spider burrows found in tight spaces throughout your home.
- An increase in the number of cobwebs around your home.
- Painful spider bites showing up regularly on members of your household.
Common Spiders in St. GeorgeIn St. George, you’re most likely to encounter the following types of spiders:
- Jumping Spider
- Large Orb Spider
- Black Widow Spider
- Wolf Spider
How Spiders Get InThe most common way spiders will enter your home is through:
- Improperly sealed door and window screens.
- Cracks in door frames, window frames, and the foundation of your home.
- Boxes from storage that have sat dormant for a period of time.