Does the thought of spiders with eight hairy legs crawling around your home alarm you? Do you find nuisance spider webs in windows, behind furniture and even stretched across doorways? If so, you are not alone. Our homes are inviting locations for spiders to spin their webs in search of prey. No one likes sharing their home with such creepy invaders, especially those of us with arachnophobia.
Although many species represent little serious danger to humans, there are two species of yellow sac spiders native to New York that possess a necrotic venom capable of seriously harming humans and the bite of the commonly found wolf spider can be quite painful. Apart from the native New York spiders, an untold number of hostile invaders can be brought in with the groceries, such as banana spiders, brown recluse and even black widows. Often the more common nuisance to a homeowner than even the venomous bite of the spider however are their webs that give a home an unkempt feel.
How to Recognize a Spider Infestation
One clear sign of a spider infestation is of course a proliferation of their webs in corners of your house, stretched across doorways or filling dark, wet areas. Some species of spiders tend to seek out wet environments, so check sink, piping, attics and basement areas for signs of their webbing. Also look for where their primary food source of insects can be found. Another sign of a spider infestation are their egg sacs found in corners, under furniture and in other secluded areas. Least pleasant among the signs of a spider infestation are painful bites, often to the toes and feet while sleeping.
Consequences of a Spider Infestation
Spiders may bite when they feel threatened, especially when found in shoes, clothes or bed sheets. While most spiders will work to keep the insect population in check, painful, itchy spider bites are an unpleasant cost of this service. In addition, a house infested with spiders will quickly become covered in nuisance webs that can annoy and disgust any who run into them and provide a generally dirty feel to the home.
How Arrow Exterminating Can Rid Your Home of Spiders
If you have discovered a spider infestation, Arrow Exterminating is here to help. Removing a spider infestation is different from treating other pests and after the spiders have been evicted, Arrow Exterminating’s trained technicians will take measures to prevent future infestations. Here is what to expect with a visit from Arrow Exterminating:
- Accurate Spider Identification
Each spider species is different in how it establishes itself and hunts for prey as well as the level of threat it poses. Some species will create large webs while other will prefer small, dense webs and still others weave no webs at all, preferring instead to stalk their prey. Our trained technicians identify which species of spider is responsible for the infestation and rid your home of the nuisance to prevent future intrusions.
- Identify Contributing Factors
Spiders are often seasonal pests who seek out shelter in the autumn. There are often several key factors in and around the typical residence that contribute to spider infestations, both attracting them to your home and allowing them to thrive. Our thorough property review will identify these contributing factors and lock your home down tight to prevent arachnid intrusion.
- Vacuum Interior Areas
Spiders and their webs can most easily be vacuumed out in visible areas. Our technicians will search them out in every dark corner and remove spiders, their webs and their egg sacs. This will treat the immediate problem you have, though our treatment does not stop there.
- Barrier Treatment
Our extermination specialists will work with you to seal your home and apply liquid and aerosol treatments that block further infestations. The goal is to render your home both uninviting and inaccessible to future spiders.
So call Arrow Exterminating today if you have woken up with painful bites or found annoying webs around your home. We can evict those nuisance spiders and keep them away.