Phoenix Spider Extermination
Spiders typically enter homes and workplaces through faulty door and window seals, and may move indoors while searching for food, water, or moisture. Because spiders are insects of prey, finding spiders inside your home is often an indicator of other insect infestations. Spiders may also be accidentally introduced into homes on infested plants, firewood, clothing, furniture, and other items.
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Common Types of Spiders
Over 40,000 species of spiders have been categorized throughout the world, but only 3,000 have been found within the United States. Roughly 25 species of spiders can be found commonly infesting homes and other buildings throughout Arizona, including brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders. Other common types of spiders include tarantulas, jumping spiders, banded spiders, garden spiders, beach wolf spiders, Carolina wolf spiders, daddy long-legs, marbled cellar spiders, house spiders, crab spiders, western spotted orb weavers, regal jumping spiders, lynx spiders, cobweb spiders, and more.
Health Risks of Spider Bites
Spiders can be disease carriers, and spider bites can cause infection and swelling. Black Widow spiders carry venom that can be up to 15 times as potent as a rattlesnake’s venom, and and can cause nausea, fatigue, dull muscle aches, and breathing difficulties. Brown Recluse spider bites can cause restlessness, fever, nausea, sleep disturbances, and open ulcers. Nearly all spiders produce unsightly elastic silk webs that trap insects, dust, and more. Spider bites can be a risk to the elderly, small children, or pregnant women.
What Spiders Look Like
Spiders can range from an eighth of an inch to 3 inches long. Many species of spiders are common household pests, and are perhaps most recognizable for having 8 legs. While many spiders spin and weave webs to trap insects as prey, not all spiders spin webs. Some spiders prefer humid, moist locations, while other spiders thrive in dry, warm places. Spiders often hide in dark areas and in cracks, and are commonly found in upper corners of rooms, air ducts, and attics.
Spider Extermination Service
Spider Pesticide Treatment
To exterminate and prevent spider infestations, we apply a concentrated insecticide designed to exterminate spider populations, along with their prey. We are certified in safe and proper mixing and use of anti-spider pesticide sprays such as Onslaught FastCap, LambdaStar Ultracap, Cyzmic CS- A, and Cyper WSP. We also may use aerosols such as PT211L, D-Force HPX, and Stryker 54 or spider dust applicants such as D-Fense and Dustin Mizer in some situations.
Removing clutter from yards, attics, and crawl spaces through proper storage in sealed containers will reduce the risk of spider and other pest infestations. Since spiders are pests of prey, exterminating other insects with preventative insecticide treatments will reduce spider infestation risks by cutting off their food sources.
If you suspect that you have spider problems, give us a call to get your pest issues checked and controlled right away!