Spider Pest Control & Treatment
Do you have a spider infestation? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!
What Are Spiders?
Spiders are air-breathing arthropods with eight legs and spinnerets that extrude silk. Spiders are arachnids; they are the largest order of arachnids, in fact. Arachnids are creatures with two body segments, eight legs, no wings or antennae, and are unable to chew.
What Kind of Spiders Are There?
There are more than 50,000 types of spiders in the world. However, if you have a spider infestation in your home, it’s probably one of the following:
- Grass Spider
- Common House spider
- Brown Crab spider
- Arabesque Orbweaver
- And more!
Why Do I Have Spiders?
There are several reasons you may have spiders in your home. Spiders will be especially tempted to enter your house if the conditions outside are too dry, wet, or cold for them to thrive. Another reason spiders may enter your home is because there’s a food source for them. Spiders eat other small pests, so if you have spiders in your space there’s a good chance you have other pests such as roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, or flies.
How Do Spiders Get Inside?
Spiders don’t need much space to get inside. So, your house probably has many openings where spiders can crawl in. Openings in doors and walls, holes in screens, and cracks in the foundation are all great entryways for these 8-legged pests.
Why are Spiders a Problem?
Spiders leave webs around your home and set up shop in boxes, closets, and other storage areas. However, spiders can actually be helpful guests because they eat other pests that roam your home. So, spiders in your home aren't usually detrimental… they are just a little creepy and you probably don’t want them as roommates!
How Can Plunkett’s Solve My Spider Problem?
Plunkett’s can rid your home of spiders as well as the pesky pests that are acting as spider food. Our spider services include:
- Inspection for spider webs, harborage, and droppings.
- Wiping down webs using a “Web Getter” on an extension pole.
- Application of non-residual or residual insecticides as appropriate.
- Consultation on available service programs.
- Follow-up visits
Spider Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I keep spiders out of my house?
Not a fan of sharing your home with 8-legged creatures? Keep spiders out of your house by repairing cracks and holes in walls, doors, and windows, clean your house frequently, vacuum up webs, and use deterrents. Learn more!
Are the spiders I see in my house dangerous?
Most of the time, no. More than 3,000 species of spiders have been identified in the United States. Of these, only about 60 have been responsible for dangerous bites. Learn more!
How do I identify a Brown Recluse spider?
Brown recluse spiders range in coloration from light, tan-brown to a darker, dirt-like brown. Their legs will be a slightly lighter version of the same color as their bodies. They are largely mono-colored. If the spider you’re looking at has stripes or bands, it’s not a Brown recluse. Learn more!
How strong is spider silk?
Spider silk is one of the strongest substances on earth relative to its thickness. A stand of spider’s silk is five times stronger than an equivalent strand of steel. Spider silk spun by the Darwin Bark Spider is the strongest known material made by a living organism. Learn more!