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Yep…you’re scared of them and you’re not alone. Although spiders are helpful in the way that they munch on other small pests, 81% of men, 80% of women and 99.9% of children have a fear of them. I’m guessing you don’t like them either, as your heart is racing and you’re reading this! These eight-leg arachnids can be found throughout the entire world; except for Antarctica. Unless you are ready to pack your things and move to a much colder climate, be prepared to encounter a variety of these guys in our region. Did you know that they typically have four (or three) sets of eyes and are near-sighted? Be careful, if you throw a shoe at one of the bigger ones, they’ll throw it back at you! Just kidding but we are sure you have encountered spiders large enough that make you wonder if you need to bring in the big guns…us!

How did I get them? Spiders can be typically found in moisture prone areas such as basements, crawl spaces, water moisture issue areas. On the other hand, they can also be found in dry, warm areas. If you find a spider though, rest assured there is a food (other pests!) or water source there for them nearby.

What can I do to help the situation? Keep the interior and exterior of the home neat and tidy. Trim back bushes and trees away from the home, and make sure clutter is removed on a regular basis as these are areas in which they tend to hide. Eliminate moisture in the home with the use of a dehumidifier. Clean up any cobwebs with a broom or vacuum.

Is the treatment safe? Yes. It is also safe for children and pets. The treatment is not airborne, and once it is dry, it is only transferable to the insect. It is colorless and odorless.   This same treatment is used at hospitals, daycare centers, restaurants, etc…you get the idea.

I’d really rather not have them, so how do I get rid of these things? Budget Pest Control will help. Our treatment involves the latest in training, equipment and products designed to get your life back to normal as well as any other contributing factors. The nice perk to our spider treatment is that it just doesn’t just take care of the spiders. The treatment will control many other crawling insects which can also be a main food source to those spiders you have an issue with!

Our fully trained and Experienced Certified Technicians will not only perform our Spider Control to treat your spider problem and apply a preventative barrier outside but will also advise you on contributing factors and long term solutions to keep your home protected and spider free!

Give us a call 24/7! After a chat with one of our friendly experienced office personnel regarding our Spider Control, you will be armed with information, an estimate and if you wish, service out to your home in a jiffy! With Budget Pest Control on your side, your life will get back to normal…fearless.


As there are many types of spider that can inhabit a home, they can greatly vary in size. For example, the common house spider is typically around 1/4”, legs included, whereas the wolf spider can be as large as 11/2 ”, legs not included. Spiders do, however, share common palates of color, usually in shades of brown to black, some of which may also have intricate patterning to their bodies and or legs.

Did You Know?
  • Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, affects an estimated 6% of the world’s population. It is also considered to be one of the most common fears in people. It is such a widespread fear, that with the advent of augmented reality, there are digital desensitization programs being developed for the iPad and other digital platforms.
  • Most spiders found in our region of the country are non-venomous. The only two that pose a threat to humans in Pennsylvania are the black widow and the brown recluse, neither of which 100% fatal (in most cases).
  • The world’s largest spider, the Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula, can have a legspan of +12 inches, and weigh in at around 6oz. That’s half a pound of 8-legged arachnid terror!
Myths & Facts

MYTH: Spiders are aggressive in nature, and will bite humans and animals at random.
FACT: Most arachnids, spiders in particular, are typically very passive creatures. For most species, biting is a last line of defense for them, only doing so when their habitat or lives are threatened.

MYTH: Spider webs are inhabited by one spider for the duration of its lifespan, if multiple webs appear in a home, you have an infestation.
FACT: While, yes, multiple webs can indicate an infestation, certain species of spiders will build multiple webs in a lifetime, and some may even take over others’ webs if there is a need for it.

Signs of An Infestation

While there isn’t a telltale sign of spider infestation, there are many factors that can boost the likelihood of spiders finding your home a preferred nesting place.

Some factors include:

  • A high relative humidity in a home.
  • Close proximity of a constant heat source.
  • Availability of prey, we find most often that if you have spiders in your home, they’re certainly not the only pest that is present in the home.
  • Dark, secluded areas close to ground level or elevated areas of open space (think sections between floor joists.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are spiders?

Spiders are arachnids, not insects, characterized by their eight legs and ability to spin webs.

Are all spiders poisonous?

Most have venom, but few are dangerous to humans.

How do spiders spin webs?

They produce silk from spinneret glands located at the tip of their abdomen.

What do spiders eat?

They primarily eat insects and other small prey.

How do spiders reproduce?

Through a process where the male deposits sperm into the female’s body.

Can spiders hear?

Spiders don’t have ears but sense vibrations through tiny hairs on their legs.

Do spiders sleep?

They have rest periods but don’t sleep in the same way humans do.

How long do spiders live?

Lifespans vary by species, ranging from a few months to several years.

Are spider bites dangerous?

Most are harmless, but some, like the black widow’s, can be harmful.

How many species of spiders are there?

Over 45,000 species have been identified worldwide.

Do all spiders make webs?

No, some species hunt without making webs.

Can spiders see well?

Their vision varies; some have excellent eyesight, while others don’t rely heavily on vision.

How do I keep spiders out of my house?

Sealing entry points, cracks and crevices will help, however, Budget Pest Control has effective treatments to help prevent home entry of spiders.

What's the biggest spider in the world?

The Goliath birdeater is considered the largest by mass.

Do spiders drink water?

Yes, they need water to survive.

Can spiders regrow legs?

Some species can regrow lost legs during molting.

Why do some spiders curl up when they die?

Their legs retract due to the loss of blood pressure.

What is molting in spiders?

Molting is the process of shedding their exoskeleton to grow.

Can spiders live in groups?

While most are solitary, some species live in communal webs.

What is the most common house spider?

The American house spider is among the most common in homes.