Spiders are not usually on the top of the annoying pest list. In fact, I am sure they rank below most other common pests like roaches and rats. However, they can cause the same problems that many other pest do and have traits that make them even worse in many respects then insects and rodents.
Most species of spiders are not likely to cause huge infestations, but even having a few in your home can present an issue if you are bitten by them. There are even a couple of species such as the black widow and brown recluse spiders that pose a serious threat to your health. They have even been known to cause fatalities with their bites.
The most successful pest control programs for spiders include a physical cleaning of existing cobwebs and the use of sticky traps along baseboards in all the rooms where there has been known spider activity. There are also over the counter aerosols you can buy to kill spiders as you see them. For heavier spider infestations and to effectively keep these invaders away you should have a pest control specialist treat your home 2 - 3 times a year.
The treatment should include spot spraying inside and a thorough perimeter treatment using a good residual chemical that will remain at the surface longer. Having the attic dusted 1 - 2 times a year will also help in eliminating spiders
For more information on spider pest control specialists in Zephyrhills, FL and surrounding areas call us at Safari Pest Control. We are a family owned and operated business, both licensed and insured.
How to recognize a Black Widow Spider:They are glossy black with a red hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen, it makes a strong, sticky irregular web in protected areas where prey is likely to wander in and be trapped. Foundations, vents, shrubs and woodpiles at ground level are common habitats.
Their highly poisonous venom can cause concern for small children and older or infirm persons. Medical attention should be sought if bitten. Some trap their prey in webs or snares; others are active hunters that use excellent vision to stalk or ambush their food. Virtually all spiders have poison glands that connect with the fangs. Venom produced by the glands apparently is used to kill or paralyze prey and in defense. Only a few species, such as the black widow and the brown recluse, have venom that is very toxic or harmful to humans.