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Spider Control
Spiders can bite and create unsightly webs.

ABOUT SPIDERS



Several types of spiders are commonly found throughout the Warminster area, including that of the broad-faced sac spider, common house spider, grass spider and wolf spider. These spiders enter through cracks in building exteriors in their quest for a place to find prey and perfect living conditions.

Some people may consider spiders a mere nuisance, but it is always wise to act when too many spiders are present as this may indicate an underlying and far more serious problem and are advised to seek assistance from a licensed pest control professional.

APPEARANCE



Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that have two body segments and three or four sets of eyes.

The broad-faced sac spider has a brown body and a dark dorsal stripe. Females may reach 12 mm long. Both sexes have thin rear legs and thicker front legs.

With their striped legs and bodies marked with a chevron pattern, the common house spider is distinctive. Females grow to a maximum of about eight millimeters.

Grass spiders are brown and their bodies have longitudinal stripes. At approximately 20 mm long, the grass spider is quite large.

However, it is the 35-mm wolf spider that is the largest. These spiders are covered with hair that may be brown, gray or black.

DIET



Spiders perform natural pest control thanks to their habit of eating a wide range of insects and arachnids. Troublesome pests like mosquitoes, flies, ants, wasps, termites and others all may be consumed.

HABITATS



Spiders that spin webs may do so at ground level to catch walking insects or in elevated locations where prey flies into the web. Preference may be shown for spots that are close to artificial light, as they are known to attract insects.

When indoors, webs may be placed in the corners of doors or windows or in the upper corner of a room. Spiders also build webs on porch posts and along handrails. Webs may extend from trees or plants to adjacent exterior walls.

Non-web-spinning spiders may inhabit underground burrows or find other dark, sheltered places to rest.

PROBLEMS WITH SPIDERS



It is not uncommon for people to feel disturbed when they see multiple spiders indoors. They may fear a spider dropping down on them while they are showering or sleeping. Looking inside shoes and boots before putting them on becomes a compulsion, and vigilance is necessary when preparing and serving food.

Moreover, as spiders leave behind multiple webs, it becomes necessary to spend extra time dusting and cleaning everything from ceilings and light fixtures to baseboards and floors. This takes people away from doing things that are far more productive and meaningful.

One of the major concerns that comes with a spider infestation is what the spiders are eating. When a large spider population is present, a great many insects are required to feed them. It is possible that these insects are termites, ants, carpenter bees or other possibly destructive pests.

BEHAVIOR



It is not uncommon for people to feel disturbed when they see multiple spiders indoors. They may fear a spider dropping down on them while they are showering or sleeping. Looking inside shoes and boots before putting them on becomes a compulsion, and vigilance is necessary when preparing and serving food.

Moreover, as spiders leave behind multiple webs, it becomes necessary to spend extra time dusting and cleaning everything from ceilings and light fixtures to baseboards and floors. This takes people away from doing things that are far more productive and meaningful.

One of the major concerns that comes with a spider infestation is what the spiders are eating. When a large spider population is present, a great many insects are required to feed them. It is possible that these insects are termites, ants, carpenter bees or other possibly destructive pests.

HEALTH ISSUES



Spiders do not transmit illnesses to people, even through their bite. Nonetheless, some spiders do dispense venom with their bite. This venom paralyzes the spider's prey, and it can produce a reaction in people.

If a person reacts to a spider bite, it may be because they have an allergy to the venom. Some redness, itching and swelling may occur but usually subsides within a few hours or a day or two.

Rare individuals have a much stronger adverse reaction that may involve blisters, rash, fever, nausea and cramping. An appointment with a doctor may be a necessary precaution.

A spider infestation further disturbs the peace of mind of many individuals. When spiders, invade, people begin to worry about what other pests may be infesting the property, bringing with them the possibility of destruction and sickness. Quick action ensures that these risks are minimized.

SIGNS OF A SPIDER INFESTATION



Indications of a spider problem include:

• Several spiders found inside the building
• Spider eggs cling to interior and exterior surfaces
• Routinely having to clear away spider webs
• Reports of spider bites

PREVENTION TIPS



SafeGuard Pest Control recommends the following spider prevention methods:

• Inspect firewood and items stored in attics, garages and basements for spiders before bringing these items into the house
• Routinely dust and vacuum rooms to remove spiders and their webs
• Get rid of clutter inside and outside
• Trim plants and trees so that they do not touch the exterior of buildings
• Use a broom to remove spider webs from outdoor areas
• Perform annual or semiannual power washing on building exteriors
• Seal cracks and holes in building exteriors
• Have regular treatments performed by a pest control technician

SPIDER CONTROL



DIY pest control methods rarely are recommended. Many such measures are ineffective. At their worst, they pose a hazard to health and safety when they are incorrectly utilized.

To keep a home’s spider population under control, a pest control company should be called.

Safeguard Pest Control uses a variety of treatments and specialized products to eliminate spiders in your Warminster home or office.

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