Spider infestations often turn problematic for homeowners. There are some species that are harmless, but they can multiply and lay down webs all over the home, and other species that are very dangerous such as the brown recluse and the black widow, which have very painful bites that can land you in the hospital. This is why it’s important to get a spider infestation under control as soon as you notice the first signs. Here is what you can expect if you contact a pro to deal with your spider infestation:
Finding Spider Nests
Spiders are looking for several factors when they set up a nest. First, the area needs to be hidden. In nature, this usually means setting up in thick shrubbery, or in cracked wood. In the home however, this can mean setting up in areas with a lot of clutter. If you have a lot of clutter around the home, the odds of a spider infestation grow exponentially. Spiders are also looking for areas that are high in moisture, which can mean that they will set up in any area that is not properly ventilated.
The Spider Control Process
The spider control process starts with the removal of all the webs in the home and the application of repellents in the areas where spider activity is most noticeable and around entry points in the home. Then, the pest control specialist will move onto nest removal. Depending on the species, the pest control pro will start to check various areas of the home where the spiders are likely to be set up, and he will destroy any nests that he may find in these areas.
Professional pest control is especially needed if you are dealing with dangerous spiders such as brown recluses and black widows. These spiders will bite in self-defense, and without protective equipment and the right tools, they might end up attacking you. Their bites are very strong, causing severe discomfort at the minimum, and they are able to send people to the hospital in worst case scenarios.
If you are dealing with a spider infestation, especially if the spiders are dangerous, it’s best to call over a pest control pro who will remove the spiders from your home. Contact us today if you have any questions about spider control, or if you have a spider infestation in your home, and we will set up an appointment right away.