Spiders can be creepy, and their webs can be unsightly. But most spider infestations are more of a nuisance than a danger. If you're dealing with a spider infestation, you may need to call in a professional pest control company like Alta Pest Control. Professionals will be able to identify the type of spider infesting your home and determine the best course of action to get rid of them. So if you're dealing with a spider problem, don't hesitate to reach out to our pest control specialists for help.
How do you know if you have a spider infestation?
There are several signs that you may have a spider infestation.
- The presence of spider webs in your home, particularly in dark corners or behind furniture.
- The sighting of spiders themselves. If you see one spider, there's a good chance there are more hiding nearby.
- Spider droppings
If you suspect you have a spider problem, contact Alta Pest Control. We will be able to assess the situation and recommend the best spider control method for your home.
What Are Spiders?
Spiders are eight-legged pests that belong to the group of creatures known as arachnids. They are related to scorpions, ticks, and mites. Spiders are eco-important because they hunt and help to reduce populations of garden and other nuisance insects. However, when these pests invade your home or you are experiencing an infestation, it's important you call Alta Pest Control.
How Many Legs Does a Spider Have?
In addition to having eight legs, all spiders have two body parts and fangs (chelicerae). Spiders are wingless, and they lack antennae.
Do All Spiders Make Webs?
While all spiders are capable of producing silk, not all use silk to create webs. Some species of spiders burrow in the ground and use the silk to line their burrows. The silk spiders produce is also used to help them climb, create egg sacs, or to help them find their way back and forth from nest to food source.
How Many Spider Species Are There?
Types of Spiders:
- Hobo spider
- Giant house spider
- Wolf spider
- Orb-weaver spider
- Garden spider
- Black widow spider
- Brown recluse spider
- Jumping spider
- Sac spider
- Grass spider
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All spiders have venom glands, but not all spiders have strong enough venom to cause health problems in people; in fact, most of the spiders we come across are are harmless, pose no danger to us, and want to stay away from us just as we do from them. Garden spiders, orb-weaver spiders, hobo spiders, and even giant house spiders and wolf spiders, despite their large size, are nuisance spiders.
What Happens If You Get Bit by a Black Widow?
With that being said, it is also important to understand that species of dangerous spiders live throughout the United States. Black widow spiders are a dangerous spider species. Their venom is potent enough to trigger significant health problems in some people. The good news is that while a bite from a black widow spider is serious, the symptoms are manageable with professional medical intervention.
What Attracts Spiders?
Insects living in your yard or inside your home are attracting spiders to your property. Spiders are outdoor pests and found living in almost any environment but live in higher numbers on properties that have plenty of insects for them to hunt and feed on. Spiders don’t usually move inside to escape cold weather but do tend to move inside in the late fall and winter months because that is the time of year when many insects (their prey) move indoors to overwinter.
Where Do Spiders Live?
Spiders are shy and reclusive by nature, so whether they live inside or outside, they will choose dark, quiet, secluded places to burrow or build their webs.
Where Are Spiders Found?
- Web-building spiders like black widows, garden spiders, and orb-weaver spiders create their webs along the ground, under decks, in shrubs, or up high in trees, under roof eaves, and in doorways.
- Burrowing spiders like wolf spiders nest at ground level under bushes, shrubs, woodpiles, fallen trees, and rockpiles.
- Spiders that have moved indoors choose quiet, less-traveled areas to hide out and hunt for insects such as basements, closets, attics, areas under sinks, and spaces underneath furniture.
How to Get Rid of a Spider
If you are a homeowner looking for a responsible approach to get rid of spiders, partner with Alta Pest Control. We focus on low-impact pest control that effectively eliminates spiders and other household pests while minimizing the impact on the environment. Let our family-owned company protect your home and family from our area’s most persistent household invading pests! If you are looking for more information about our spider control services, reach out today and speak with one of our friendly and helpful professionals!
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