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.
- 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!
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.
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.