Pest Info

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We know our pests!
Find out more information here about pests that are common to the Northwest and how we control them
 

Spiders

The Facts

We love the Northwest for it's lush environment with evergreen trees and abundant shrubbery. Unfortunately, so do hundreds of species of spiders. Among these spiders include a variety of orb-weavers which can be seen spinning their intricate wheel-shaped webs in gardens and trees. These spiders are able to bite but are not dangerous or aggressive, and are considered beneficial. Spiders that form "funnel" webs at the base of foundations and other structures are more likely to be poisonous. Among these include the hobo spider that is known for its venomous bite that often forms a necrotic lesion in the flesh. They are often confused with the giant house spider, which are a similar species and our most common home invader, and although not as poisonous, are intimidating with their nightmarishly long legs and body. A less commonly occurring species is the black widow, which are rarely seen as they seek dark, damp environments such as crawl spaces or basements. There are many more species of spiders in the Northwest, and although they are generally beneficial as they keep the insect population in balance, we don't want them living in our homes.

The Solution

Proper identification is important in determining which products and procedures to use to eliminate pest spiders. As spiders do not live in a colony as many insects do, there is no single long term solution, and new populations are constantly growing outside. Most over the counter sprays do not work, as spiders do not groom themselves and therefore do not ingest chemicals they pick up on their feet. Proper maintenance around the exterior of the home is a key, such as keeping shrubbery and branches from touching the building. In spider control, the goal is to keep them off and away from the home before they get the chance to enter and reproduce. Typically, the treatment procedures include applying products around foundations, doors and windows, crawl space vent screens, and any other points where spiders can gain access to your home. At times the use of a fogging machine may be necessary knock down populations in attics or crawlspaces. Because regular maintenance is needed for spider control, Eradicon Pest Management offers monthly or quarterly maintenance programs to apply products and remove webs from your home - that way you can sleep worry free at night!

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