Is your home overrun with spiders? You came to the right place for spider control service… Certainly, we do remove webs and exterminate spiders. We will make safe applications to both the interior and exterior of your home or business. Then we will discuss how to make your home less attractive to them in the future.
How A.N.T. Pest Control Eliminates Spiders
Step #1: Inspection:
During the spider control inspection, we sought areas that would be attractive to spiders. Undisturbed dark areas such as crawlspaces, basements, sheds, garages, and wall voids are the most common places housing spiders. During the inspection, we will remove all visible spider webs.
Step #2: Spider Treatment:
A complete spider control treatment consists of both an interior & exterior treatment. If there is a pre-existing interior spider issue within a structure… Treating only the exterior will not eliminate interior spiders.
Exterior Application: We remove exterior webs which are on the home or structure. Then, we create a 4-foot barrier that wraps around the entire perimeter of the foundation and flowerbed. We also treat around windows, doors, gutters, and soffits.
Interior Application: We treat cracks and crevices where spiders will be harboring. The typical treatment areas are basements, kitchens, bathrooms, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, and garages.
Step #3: 5-Star Follow-up Customer Service:
After the initial visit, we will contact the customer to ensure everything is working as planned. It is because almost fly infestations will need 2 treatments. This can be due to sanitation, living conditions, and how quickly roaches reproduce. But, we do not make our customers pay for 2 treatments upfront. Sometimes one treatment is all it takes. It is our priority that all of our services put the customer first. So meaning we are not going to charge our customers for something they do not need. Indeed, A.N.T. takes great pride in making ourselves available if any questions or concerns should arise after service.
Common Questions about Spiders
Will your spider control treatment last forever? How long will the pesticide work?
All pesticides have something called an “active ingredient”. The “active ingredient” is what actually eliminates the spider. Most active ingredients will last from 30-90 days before wearing off. The length of time the pesticide will last hinges upon weather. Rain, temperature, and humidity all play a factor in the length of time a pesticide will last. But most of the time, interior applications will generally last longer than exterior applications.
Will glue traps work to control spiders?
Glue boards are a great way to monitor pest activity. Using glue boards as the sole method to control a spider is an unrealistic expectation. There must be some other dust or liquid applied, which is labeled for spiders.
How many eyes do spiders have?
Most species of spiders have 8… There are some species such as the “Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)” which have only 6 eyes. All spiders are born with an even number of eyes. Spiders are considered to be “nearsighted” and can’t see far distances.
Why do I have so many spiders at my new home? I never had this problem at my old house.
The level of spider activity is generally related to the conditions surrounding the home. If there are a lot of spiders around, you can usually assume that there are a lot of insects (prey) in the area. Sometimes, a great strategy to assist in spider elimination, consists of removing their food source (other insects).
Are “daddy long-legs” considered spiders?
This is a nickname given to spider-like pests who have “needle-like” legs and a small circular or round-shaped body. Some people will see crane flies, cellar spiders, or harvestmen and identify them as “daddy long-leg” spiders. Of the 3 listed above, only the cellar spider is actually a “spider”. Meaning it possesses silk glands & venom, which are characteristics of a true spider.
Do all spiders bite?
Yes, all spiders are capable of biting us… This does not mean spiders are actively hunting us while we sleep. Spider bites do happen, usually as a defensive response to our actions. An example of this would be… Putting on an old pair of shoes from the garage which has a spider inside. The arachnid is forced to bite our foot once it is provoked.
Is a spider’s venom dangerous to humans?
Generally speaking, almost all spiders have venom. Of the 40,000 species of known spiders, there are only 25 species of spiders that can cause illness in humans. Midwesterners really only have the brown recluse spiders found to be causing illness. “Black-widow’s” (Latrodectus ssp) can cause illness as well but are rarely seen in the Midwest.
Interesting Facts About Spiders
- Spiders are not insects but are called “arachnids”
- Scorpions & ticks are a cousin of spiders
- Spiders are found everywhere around the world except Antarctica
- Females can lay 3,000 eggs at once
- Have 8 legs
- Can use their webs to communicate
- Despite having many eyes, their vision is poor.
- Dislike light but will create webs around exterior lighting to capture dinner.
- “Jumping-Spiders” can spring upward to 40-50 times their size
Do you have a spider problem? Do not wait! Give A.N.T. Pest Control a call today, and see if we may be of service to you. Call or text (815)215.7211