Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders are most recognized for the red hourglass shape under their abdomen. This spider gets its name from the popular belief that the female black widow spider eats the male after mating, Black widows are poisonous when ingested during the first 17 days of their life.
Brown Recluse Spiders
Brown recluse spiders have a characteristic dark brown violin marking on their back. These spiders often infest cedar shake roofs and spin irregular webs, which are used as a retreat.
Common House Spiders
The common house spider is usually the spider most often encountered indoors. It is a nuisance pest, probably more because of its webs than the spider itself. The house spider is found worldwide and is common throughout the United States and Canada.
The common name for the hobo spider comes from its presumed method of expanding its distribution by hitching rides with humans along major highways in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, the hobo spider was introduced from Europe in the 1930s and has become established in at least 6 states since, displacing many native spider species as it spreads.
About 300 species of jumping spiders are found in the United States and Canada. Unlike most spiders, jumping spiders are active during the daytime and seem to like sunshine.
Unlike most spiders, wolf spiders don't hunt with webs. Instead, they chase their prey using their fast running ability. These spiders are often big and hairy which alarms some people, but they are primarily nuisance pests. Over 100 species of wolf spiders are found in the United States and Canada.
Regular housecleaning is very important in the control of spiders indoors. Large, persistent spider populations indoors indicate the presence of a significant insect population that serves as their food.
Remove papers, boxes, bags, and other clutter to minimize favorable sites for spiders.
Remove webbing with a broom or vacuum, and destroy any egg sacs and spiders that are found. Look especially around windows, in corners and other relatively quiet places.
Eliminate insects that serve as a food supply, especially when large numbers exist. Check particularly in and under webs to see what insects have been captured.
To supplement your sanitation efforts, an insecticide treatment should be performed,
concentrating especially in, cracks, crevices, voids and other places where spiders
may hide. Fogging or "bombing" is not effective.
Call A&S Pest Control Inc. for a free in home inspection. Should we find evidence of a spider infestation, we will recommend a comprehensive, cost effective solution to address all of your pest control needs.
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Not all spiders are dangerous. However, if spiders feel threatened, they may bite and spider bites can be painful and unpredictable.