Want to get rid of the nasty spider webs and spiders in your garage, crawlspace or basement? If so, then turn to Regional Pest Management Inc. for quality and professional spider removal services in Vineland, Smithville and surrounding areas. The most commonly found spiders include the daddy long-legs spider, brown recluse spider and black widow spider. Did you know that you could have brought home spiders from the supermarket – they tend to hide in unsuspecting boxes or products! Our pest control service technicians can effectively locate and remove spider infestations. Get in touch for more information.
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How to Identify What Type of Spider You Have?
There are thousands of species of spiders in Ontario alone. The majority of them are perfectly harmless to humans. Spiders can actually be very helpful in a home as they will feed on every other insect that steps foot inside your house.
Black widow: Black widow spiders are small. Females measure up to 3/8 of an inch and have rounded abdomens often with two horizontal red stripes or with red hourglass markings on their lower half. Males are even smaller, measuring only 1/8 of an inch. Male abdomens are elongated with red and white markings along their sides, and they have much longer legs in proportion to their body size than the female.
Brown recluse spiders: These spiders may grow to about 5/8 of an inch in length and a leg span of about 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter. They are usually light brown but may be darker in some specimens. The key identifying characteristics are the six eyes arranged in three pairs at the front of the head area and the fiddle-shaped marking on the back. This spider is often called the "violin" spider or "fiddleback" spider because of the distinctive fiddle-shaped marking on top of its cephalothorax (head-end to which the legs are attached).
Daddy long-legs spiders: These are approximately 1/8 – 1/4 of an inch (4-6 mm) in size and have long, thin legs. Their body is reddish-brown, and the legs are dark with prominent paler coxae. These spiders eat small insects and decaying organic matter and have one generation per year. When warm weather arrives, the young creep out and grow slowly. Normally they mature in summer and then mate without courtship.
What Damage Do They Cause?
Spider bites usually cause minor swelling, inflammation or itching. However, it is important to note that North America is home to a few poisonous spider species, such as the black widow spiders. The bite of a venomous spider can cause severe local and systemic reactions. It can be fatal as well.
At Regional Pest Management Inc., our technicians treat the exterior of your property to stop the spiders from entering your home. We then check and treat areas under decks, porches, sheds, behind garages, garden beds and other areas as required. To control and remove spiders, our team relies on a combination of tools: potent liquid chemicals, commercial pest control vacuums and cobweb brooms.
After the first few days of the spider removal treatment, spider activity will cease. You will begin to see a noticeable change within 3 to 4 weeks. In case we have treated your carpets, don’t steam clean them for at least 30 days. Additionally, if possible, you must not clean floor edges for a few days.