Spider Control
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Risks posed by spiders

 

The widespread perception of spiders as dangerous or threatening is likely the result of a combination of factors, including their appearance, popular folklore and the prevalence of arachnophobia (the irrational fear of spiders). Despite their reputation, however, most spiders are beneficial organisms. Although some species have toxic venom, the medical consequences of spider encounters is minimal compared to other pests such as wasps, bees, ticks and mosquitoes.

 

Spider behavior

 

About 40,000 species of spiders inhabit the world, all of them carnivorous. They are broadly categorized as active hunters (burrowers and others) or passive hunters (web builders and ambushers). Active hunter species include tarantulas, wolf spiders, sac spiders, ground spiders, woodlouse spiders, spitting spiders and jumping spiders. Passive hunter species include funnel weavers, cellar, orb weavers, comb footed (black widows), crevice weavers, crab spiders and brown recluse.

 

Although most spider species are nocturnal (night active), some are diurnal (day active). Many passive hunters build their webs around exterior lights under eves and near windows to catch prey. They are also commonly found on fencing near trash cans, recycle bins or other places that attract prey such as flies and moths. Active hunters usually search for prey near homes at night, particularly near exterior lights that attract insects. Being nocturnal, active hunters commonly look for dark openings or gaps around structures for a place to hide before sunrise, entering buildings through gaps in doorways and windows.

 

Spider control challenges

 

Many factors render spiders difficult to control. They make very light contact with treated surfaces, tiptoeing quickly across them with a small footprint that avoids absorbing a lethal dose. Spiders’ sensory organs allow them to detect minute amounts of repellent products on treated surfaces and they quickly learn to avoid these areas. Passive hunters remain in their webs, away from treated surfaces. Product often must be applied directly on passive hunters and their egg sacks. Removing cobwebs before pesticide application can actually allow spiders and egg sacks to escape treatment and avoid contact with pesticides

Our Unique Approach To Spider Control

Since every spider situation is unique, we’ll come up with a custom solution for you. With over 25 years of experience killing spiders, we’re The Greater Baton Rouge Area leading provider of spider control services. Learn how we keep spiders (and other common household pests) out of your home:

1. SPIDER SITE INSPECTION

We’ll perform a walk-through in and around your home, checking entryways and hotspots for signals of spider activity. If you have an active infestation, we’ll begin eliminating spiders during this initial visit.

2. WEBBING SWEEP + SANITATION

We’ll begin by reducing favorable spider conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, decluttering your yard and crawl space, and removing any ground covers against your walls. We’ll also knock down all webs and sweep the perimeter of your home (windows, doors, utility boxes, etc.).

3. LIQUID SPIDER TREATMENT

If spiders are coming indoors hunting for prey, we’ll carefully apply a residual insecticide around all entry points and the perimeter of your home. We’ll also spray along baseboards, in corners, and under furniture. These two treatments keep spiders where they belong… outdoors.

4. DUSTING SPIDER TREATMENT

If you’re dealing with a large spider problem, we’ll also apply insecticide dust in your attic, between your wall voids, and under your baseboards. We use a cobweb duster head to brush the dust into hard-to-reach areas like the corners of your basement, garage, and porch to ensure full coverage.

5. SPIDER MONITORING

Finally, we’ll use glue boards to catch spiders and monitor the population. We’ll place these in hotspots and areas of activity. This step allows us to ensure your spider control program is effective and make adjustments as needed. Our goal is to keep your family safe and your home spider-free!

Why W.O.L.F. Pest Control

We’re passionate about helping people just like you get rid of unwanted pest problems. As such, we are proud to be the only pest control company in The Greater Baton Rouge Area promising excellence in value, service, and trust. We specialize in Residential & Commerical Pest Control.