Spider Pest Control & Treatment
Don't let a spider infestation send you running. Contact Plunkett's today for expert pest control for spiders!
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, the most common types of house spiders include:
- Grass Spider
- Common House spider
- Brown Crab spider
- Arabesque Orbweaver
- And more!
Why Do I Have So Many Spiders in My House?
There are several reasons you may have a spider problem in your house. 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 why spiders come inside is if your home has a food source for them. Spiders eat other small pests, so a spider problem means you probably also have other pests such as roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, or flies.
How Do Spiders Get Inside?
Spiders don’t need much space to squeeze inside. Unfortunately, there are likely many openings where spiders can crawl in.
For example, 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 also be helpful guests because they eat other pests that roam your home.
So, spiders in your space 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!
What do spiders eat?
Most spiders are carnivores that eat other pests. In your home, spiders may eat flies, moths, ants, mosquitoes or any other insect that crosses their path.
Are there poisonous spiders in Minnesota?
Minnesota only has two venomous spiders that are dangerous - the northern black widow and the brown recluse. The brown recluse is not native and it’s uncommon to find them. Yellow sac spiders contain a less dangerous venom and are not as dangerous.
Are there wolf spiders in Minnesota?
Wolf spiders are one of the larger spiders in the midwest and can be startling but they are not venomous. They are native to Minnesota and hide beneath stones and debris. If you’re wondering how to get rid of wolf spiders (or any other spider) Plunkett’s can help.
What attracts spiders?
Spiders, like many pests, like a nice quiet, undisturbed place where they can build their webs and find food. If you have a spider problem in your home or business, it’s probably because they - and other pests - have gone unchecked for some time. Seal cracks and entry points and declutter to keep spiders away.