SPIDER CONTROL INFORMATION

Spiders come in many sizes and colors, but we all recognize one when we see one. They all have eight legs, and two body regions – cephalothorax and abdomen. They can be beneficial, as they consume 400 to 800 million tons of insects (and other spiders) each year.

Spiders can be very intimidating, but they rarely attack people; most spider bites are the result of a person’s accidental contact with a spider, or out of self-defense. Some spider bites can be very painful (even harmful), but spiders do not feed off of people, like mosquitoes, fleas, or bed bugs do. Most suspicious itchy/painful bumps are not the results of spider activity. While many species of spiders exist in Western Washington, only a few are very common or present a health risk to humans.

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Spider Control and Removal

SPIDER CONTROL INFORMATION

Spider Control and Removal

Spiders come in many sizes and colors, but we all recognize one when we see one. They all have eight legs, and two body regions – cephalothorax and abdomen. They can be beneficial, as they consume 400 to 800 million tons of insects (and other spiders) each year.

Spiders can be very intimidating, but they rarely attack people; most spider bites are the result of a person’s accidental contact with a spider, or out of self-defense. Some spider bites can be very painful (even harmful), but spiders do not feed off of people, like mosquitoes, fleas, or bed bugs do. Most suspicious itchy/painful bumps are not the results of spider activity. While many species of spiders exist in Western Washington, only a few are very common or present a health risk to humans.

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SPIDER IDENTIFICATION

Hobo Spiders

Hobo Spiders are very common in and around structures of Western Washington. They are rather large in size, with long, hairy legs, and are easily identified by their funnel-shaped web commonly placed in dark, moist areas like crawlspaces, basements, and woodpiles.

Their bite can have a serious effect on humans, sometimes resulting in tissue loss. They are also fast walkers, known to cover 15 to 20 inches per second, which is quite an unsettling sight when you are not expecting to see one!

Cellar Spiders

Cellar Spiders (also known as Daddy Long-Legs Spiders) can be large in size, but are completely harmless to humans. They are known for their thin, long legs and clumsy walking habits. Cellar Spiders can be a great helper in keeping insect populations down but will also clutter your house with thin, flimsy webs that gather dust and insect bodies.

Though they aren’t a danger to you or your home, their presence can be annoying, particularly if you walk into a room that has been unoccupied for a while and your face gets covered in webbing. This can be quite startling for some people, who want to a quick solution to the situation.

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse Spiders have not been found to be established in Western Washington, but there have been some specimens identified, most likely hitching a ride in a vehicle from the Midwest. Many insect bites (and even staph infections) have been inaccurately blamed on the Brown Recluse due to the similar bite and/or skin damage they inflict on humans.

Without capturing the offending spider at the time of the bite, it is impossible to say for certain what actually caused the bite. Brown Recluses have a “fiddle-shaped” marking on the top of their heads which helps with identification, but don’t get too close to a live specimen— they can be quite harmful if it is indeed a Brown Recluse. Leave Brown Recluse Spider Control to the professionals!

Black Widow

Black Widow Spiders are common in Eastern Washington, but there is only a small population found in Western Washington. The adult female is identified by her shiny-black, bulbous body and the red hourglass marking on the bottom of her abdomen. They prefer nesting areas similar to other spider species, such as sheds, wood piles, crawlspaces, and basements.

The bite of the Black Widow is rarely fatal, but it does pose a significant health risk to the very young, elderly, or those with high blood pressure. The Black Widow’s venom is a neurotoxin that causes great pain at the site of the bite which then spreads throughout the body.

SPIDER IDENTIFICATION

Hobo Spiders

Hobo Spiders are very common in and around structures of Western Washington. They are rather large in size, with long, hairy legs, and are easily identified by their funnel-shaped web commonly placed in dark, moist areas like crawlspaces, basements, and woodpiles.

Their bite can have a serious effect on humans, sometimes resulting in tissue loss. They are also fast walkers, known to cover 15 to 20 inches per second, which is quite an unsettling sight when you are not expecting to see one!

Cellar Spiders

Cellar Spiders (also known as Daddy Long-Legs Spiders) can be large in size, but are completely harmless to humans. They are known for their thin, long legs and clumsy walking habits. Cellar Spiders can be a great helper in keeping insect populations down but will also clutter your house with thin, flimsy webs that gather dust and insect bodies.

Though they aren’t a danger to you or your home, their presence can be annoying, particularly if you walk into a room that has been unoccupied for a while and your face gets covered in webbing. This can be quite startling for some people, who want to a quick solution to the situation.

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse Spiders have not been found to be established in Western Washington, but there have been some specimens identified, most likely hitching a ride in a vehicle from the Midwest. Many insect bites (and even staph infections) have been inaccurately blamed on the Brown Recluse due to the similar bite and/or skin damage they inflict on humans.

Without capturing the offending spider at the time of the bite, it is impossible to say for certain what actually caused the bite. Brown Recluses have a “fiddle-shaped” marking on the top of their heads which helps with identification, but don’t get too close to a live specimen— they can be quite harmful if it is indeed a Brown Recluse. Leave Brown Recluse Spider Control to the professionals!

Black Widow

Black Widow Spiders are common in Eastern Washington, but there is only a small population found in Western Washington. The adult female is identified by her shiny-black, bulbous body and the red hourglass marking on the bottom of her abdomen. They prefer nesting areas similar to other spider species, such as sheds, wood piles, crawlspaces, and basements.

The bite of the Black Widow is rarely fatal, but it does pose a significant health risk to the very young, elderly, or those with high blood pressure. The Black Widow’s venom is a neurotoxin that causes great pain at the site of the bite which then spreads throughout the body.

SPIDER CONTROL PROCESS

Spider control techniques can vary depending on the conditions around your property. Most spider services will include a brushing of the exterior of your building using a Webster brush on the end of an extension pole; this helps to stir up the population of spiders so they will be more exposed to the perimeter treatment that follows. We also remove as much of the established webbing and egg sac material as possible from the perimeter of the structure.

The perimeter application to the exterior of the building uses a residual insecticide, focusing on the foundation, underneath reachable eaves, around exterior lighting, around doors, and other harborage areas. Inside the structure, we can customize the control to fit your needs, with chemical or non-chemical techniques.

After the initial control has been established, we strongly recommend a recurring preventative service to keep the exterior populations from reestablishing at your house or building.

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