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Scary, creepy and poisonous are just a few of the words that people use to describe spiders. These little pests top the list of the most feared creatures in the world, although they don’t necessarily deserve their bad reputation. Spiders can actually be useful; they help control the insect population near your property. That being said, you probably don’t want spiders lurking in your house and certainly don’t want to deal with an infestation.
Spiders are not insects; since they have eight legs, they are classified as arachnids. Although all spiders have fangs, that doesn’t mean they are dangerous; there are only a few spiders that are poisonous to humans, including the black widow spider and brown recluse spider.
Spiders seek out your home looking for shelter, water, food and other spiders. If insects make their way into your living space, spiders will likely follow. A bug infestation, then, is the first sign that you may soon have a spider problem as well.
In general, spiders are simply a nuisance. However, there are a few that can harm you, including the two noted above. If you are bitten by a poisonous spider, seek the help of a medical professional. Other spider bites can be treated at home by cleaning the injury, applying an ice pack and elevating the affected area. If the bite does not improve with time, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
Vacuuming is a huge part of spider control, although it needs to be done often for best results. The vacuum picks up the spiders, as well as any egg sacs or spider webs. In addition, if you take away their food supply, spiders will be less likely to hang around your home. If you see insects inside, talk to a pest control professional about what can be done in your situation.
One big difference between insects and spiders is that insects groom themselves using their mouths. Insecticide is therefore an effective way of treating these pests because they walk through it and then ingest it during the grooming process. Spiders, however, do not groom using their mouths. In order to kill a spider, you have to spray directly on it or kill it by squashing it.
Don’t bring anything inside your home unless you look it over carefully. If you order items online, any packages that are brought to your house should be inspected before you carry them inside. If you set down your grocery bags as you take them out of your car, you must look them over as well. Spiders are sneaky and can get into your house via several different routes. However, this is one way to cut down on the issues you are seeing.
If you notice a spider problem at your residence, get in touch with a pest control professional before the issue gets out of control. In addition, a pest expert can tell you what type of spiders you have at your property and whether any of them are harmful to humans. Contact our pest control technicians today to find out how we can help you with your spider problems.
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