Spider control and extermination can be a major concern for homeowners – particularly for those who live in the southwest. There are about 3,000 species of spiders throughout North America, but the good news is that only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed – the black widow spider and brown recluse spider. This is why it is particularly important to only hire well-trained exterminators to eliminate an infestation. Ready Pest Control is the call to make for all of your spider removal needs.
There are thousands of different types, sizes, and colors of spiders found all over the world in nearly every type of habitat. Spiders rarely bite humans unless their nests or webs are disturbed. With the exception of a few species, the venom in spider bites is harmless to humans, but some individuals may be hypersensitive and can have a mild to severe allergic reaction when bitten. Spiders feed primarily on other insects, but larger species have been known to feed on small animals such as lizards, birds, and millipedes. Spiders in your home can be a sign of a larger pest infestation, and their building of webs indoors can prove to be a nuisance for most homeowners when left untreated. The combination of good sanitation practices and a comprehensive pest control treatment program are necessary to eliminating spiders inside the home.
Loose screens and cracks under doors, windows, and other openings are all possible entryways for a spider. These pests may move indoors while searching for food, mates, warmth, or moisture. The presence of insects and other prey in homes is a common reason for spiders to come inside. Spiders can also be accidentally brought into your home if they are on items such as plants, firewood, clothing and other items stored in attics, basements, or other storage areas.
While most spiders pose little or no danger to people, some species can deliver venomous bites that may cause medical issues. In the U.S., the two most common venomous spiders are the brown recluse, distinguished by the violin-shaped marking on the top of its cephalothorax. This is the body part consisting of the spider’s fused together head and thorax. The other important venomous spider is the black widow, notable for the red hourglass shape on the underside of its jet-black abdomen. Because some spiders can prove extremely dangerous if they come into contact with humans, it is vital to contact a skilled exterminator to help you get rid of them safely and efficiently.
Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. They hide in dark areas.
Tens of thousands of spider species have been identified throughout the world. These arachnids have eight legs and two body segments. Spiders have three or four pair of eyes. Many spiders have poor vision, but some species of spiders, such as the jumping spider, have exceptional vision.
Although spiders are often feared or considered a nuisance, spiders play a unique role in the biological control of other insects. Spiders found inside the home are often a sign of a larger pest infestation and proper treatment and sanitation methods should be used to ensure control.
While most spiders you may find inside your home are harmless, it is important to ensure your safety and have a trained professional identify and remove these insects. Having spiders in your home may also be a sign of a larger bug infestation. For these reasons, as soon as you believe you have spiders in your home or business, you should contact Ready Pest Control. Our team of diligent exterminators want to keep you and you family safe. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with spider control.