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Spider Control

Spider Control Company

Having a spider outside your home is like having your own personal, all-natural, no cost pest control. Spiders set up webs to capture other insects, keeping those pests from bothering you and your family.

But inside, spiders are a nuisance. They are fast, “gross,” and some of them bite. Even outside, there are spiders that can be dangerous and often indicate a larger pest control problem. This makes it important to learn how to get rid of spiders. Whether you’re the type of person that can’t stand the sight of a spider, or someone that carefully carries them outside to free them, it is best to call a professional pest control company for a more effective spider treatment.

Nextgen Pest Solutions provides full-service pest control to residential and commercial properties. Using the newest, science-backed pest control technology and techniques, we can eliminate and prevent spiders and other pests on your property all throughout the year. Next time you see a spider, give us a call at (470) 336-4315 and we’ll be happy to take care of it.

yellow garden spider on grey car
Yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia)

Risks and Characteristics of Spiders

Despite all they do keep pest populations down, many people dislike spiders, and a few have an intense phobia. Of the over 35,000 species of spiders in the world, the majority of spiders are harmless for humans. Yet no one wants to live with a spider on their property as it invades their personal space.

Spiders can find their way into homes and businesses through open windows and doors, as well as through tiny openings in foundations, walls, under eaves, and other locations. Even larger spiders can fit in small spaces, as their bodies are able to squeeze through the smallest of spaces.

Spiders wander, which means that even without a pest problem, spiders may find their way onto your property in search of food or shelter. But spiders are also attracted to areas with ample food supply, meaning other flying insects. Once there, some spiders will build webs in higher locations to capture prey. Hunting spiders will stay closer to the ground to actively hunt food. Spiders then kill prey with a venomous bite.

Almost all spiders bite and inject venom into their prey. But a smaller percentage of spiders is capable of piercing human skin, and an even smaller number are able to inject venom that harms human beings. Even those that do may only cause itchy bites or small red welts. But there are some spiders that can cause painful or potentially dangerous bites for humans. For example:

  • Black Widow Spider
  • Brown Recluse Spider
  • Hobo Spider
  • Wolf Spider
  • Spiny Orb Weaver
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Banana Spider

Children, the elderly, and those with auto-immune disorders are at the most risk for adverse reactions to a spider bite and should consider seeking medical attention.
For other spiders, the lack of danger does not mean there is nothing to worry about. Spiders themselves are an unwanted guest, and the presence of spiders indicates that there are enough insects around to create a sustainable food source, meaning the property likely has a different pest problem.

How To Tell If You Have Spiders in Your Home

Most of the time, people realize they are living with a spider when they see it crawling along a wall or floor, or hanging from a web in a corner of their home. By knowing the signs of spiders, you can locate and remove them before they have a chance to bite. Especially if you have a phobia, you might watch for signs so you can have the problem handled before you see the spider itself.

Common signs of spiders include:

  • Cobwebs – Spiders spin silk, using the strands to create webs, move around, and trap prey. Over time, silk remnants will capture dust and become a cobweb as the dust builds up. While the netted web associated with spiders is a clear indication of spiders, cobwebs will be more subtle. Often they will be the strands of silk a spider used to move, or silk left by spiders that do not create webs.
  • Other Pests – If your home has a large number of pests, especially flying insects, you should expect spiders to follow seeking out food. Spiders can enter your home through the same access points at the other insects and set up webs.
  • Spider Egg Sack – An oblong shaped white sack can contain spider eggs. The sack is wrapped in spider silk and are usually hung on or by windows.

Any of these signs are indicative of a spider issue. In addition, if you see a spider, it’s a sign that there are entrance points and/or other pests that need to be treated to prevent future spiders from entering.

Brown Recluse spider on ground
Closeup image of a Brown Recluse, Loxosceles reclusa, a venomous spider camouflaged on dry winter grass

How Does Spider Removal Work?

Because spiders are not social, they do not infest a home like termites or bed bugs. The best treatment for spiders is ongoing, season pest control. More than just spiders, season pest control handles many common pests like flies, ants, cockroaches, centipedes, and earwigs by eliminating pests already on the property and creating a protective barrier around your property. This keeps additional pests from entering, removing both the pests themselves and the spider’s food sources.

Seasonal pest control uses formulas that are both safe for use around family and pets, as well as long lasting. Monthly or bimonthly visits from an exterminator is usually all that’s needed to prevent pests year around. Because spiders – and other pests – are only likely to enter during various seasons, the solutions we use are based on the time of year and the risks to your property.

Call Nextgen Pest Solutions Today to Get Started with Spider Removal Services

Nextgen Pest Solutions has been providing spider pest control services for decades, and have made it our mission to provide customers with peace of mind and pest free homes, all while providing professional service at affordable rates. We make this possible with:

  • Innovative, science-backed treatments for all pests.
  • A focus on hiring military veterans dedicated to providing the best possible service.
  • Guaranteed pest control services, and return visits until your property is pest free.

If you are faced with spiders, or other pests, let our professional pest control company be there to help. No matter how terrifying the spiders are on your property, our exterminators can eliminate and keep them from returning. Give us a call today at (470) 336-4315 to discuss treatment options and get a free quote for our spider treatments or seasonal pest control services.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Spider Treatment Services Cost?

We are happy to provide a seasonal pest control quote over the phone. The cost of pest control treatments will vary depending on several factors – your property size and the type of property you have are the most common determinants. If you need one time service just for spiders, we can talk to you about that as well. We have a 24/7 call center that can help provide you with a fast quote.

Can I Remove Spiders Myself?

If you have a single spider or two in your home, you can remove it yourself. It is best to keep some distance if the spider is poisonous, like a black widow or brown recluse, and use a fly swatter or Windex to kill it. Spiders will not attack unless they are defending themselves, and humans are much larger, so there is little risk to killing a spider.

The more pressing problems with spiders are that they often mean a larger problem. One spider usually means there are many more that either have or will enter the property, as well as the other pests that attracted the spiders. This challenge requires professional pest control to treat your entire home.

How Do I Know If This Is a Poisonous Spider?

The three poisonous spiders in the US have some identifying markers. Black widows are completely shiny black with a recognizable red hourglass shape on their backs. These spiders are rarely found indoors except for garages, basements, and attics, so you are more likely to see one in the yard or nature. However, they do like to hide in and under wood, which means it’s possible to accidentally run into one around your home.

Brown recluses are, as indicated by their name, brown and about the size of a quarter. They have thin legs and a thin body. A brown recluse bite can be painless at the time, but will develop inflammation and a burning sensation over a few hours. The bite will usually heal in 3 to 5 days, although some people do experience more severe reactions and require medical attention, especially children and older adults.

Hobo spiders are around an inch to two inches in diameter with larger abdomens and thin legs. They are a light to medium brown, and have a yellow pattern on their backs. Because they are part of the funnel-web family of spiders, hobo spiders make webs that are shaped like a tube or funnel. A hobo spider bite can cause some short term pain and redness around the site.

Is One Time Spider Treatment Possible?

It is. However, we do recommend seasonal treatment for spiders as they are not a one time infestation but rather an ongoing pest. A single treatment can remove spiders on your property already and prevent spiders in the short term. Ongoing treatment will prevent spiders year round.

Are Emergency Services Available for Spiders?

We understand that many people have an intense phobia of spiders. While spiders are not usually considered an emergency because they do not live in packs and are rarely able to harm humans, we do offer 24 hour emergency services and can assist you fast if faced with a spider crisis. For non-urgent spider treatments, we respond with same day and next day treatments.

Since Spiders Can Be Indicative of a Larger Pest Problem, Can You Treat for Other Pests?

Of course. We are a full service pest control company and have solutions available for all types of pests, from ongoing seasonal pest control to one time treatments. If we discover another pest issue while treating for spiders, we can always deploy control for the additional pests.

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