Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders
What are spiders?
Spiders are local pests that fall under the order of Araneae. These arachnids come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The two most common types of spiders are web spiders and ground spiders. Web spiders, as their name suggests, use intricate webs to catch their prey. These webs can be found in many places, like between trees, in the corner of rooms, and sprawled over bushes, grass, and leaves. Ground spiders, on the other hand, do not weave webs but instead hunt for insects, arthropods, and other arachnids from the ground. Reach out to us today for pest and lawn care services in Marietta, GA today.
Are spiders dangerous?
Most spiders in our area are completely harmless, despite looking scary. Many common kinds of spiders either cannot pierce human skin with their fangs or do not have venom powerful enough to cause any sort of medical threat. While they aren't common, there are more dangerous spiders whose bites pose a more significant threat to your health. If you experience a fever, increased blood pressure, sweating, nausea, blistering, or intense pain following a spider bite, it's important to seek immediate medical attention.
Why do I have a spider problem?
There is only one real reason that spiders invade structures. This is to find food. What do spiders eat? These local bugs eat insects, arthropods, and other arachnids. As these other pests find their way into local homes and businesses, spiders follow them indoors. If you find yourself regularly dealing with pest problems, keep in mind that spiders will want to be around. If you do not have pest problems and still see spiders indoors, this is most likely because they wandered inside unintentionally. The best way to stop them from doing this is to make sure your home or business building's exterior is properly sealed.
Where will I find spiders?
Spiders are sneaky pests. Ground spiders spend the majority of their time hiding between boxes and inside clutter. This gives them protection while hunting for other bugs. Web spiders typically stay on or near their webs. Some will wait on the very edge and wait for vibrations before coming out into the open. If your home has an active infestation, keep an eye out for webs and use a flashlight to check boxes and cluttered areas for these pests.
How do I get rid of spiders?
The absolute best way to deal with spiders inside your home is with professional general pest control. This comes in two forms. To start, let our team inspect your home for these pests. We will identify where they are hiding, what species you are dealing with, and the treatments needed to get them out fast. Once these pests are out, we will recommend seasonal options to stop future infestations. The good news is that our spider control is combined with our general pest control plan. This means you will find freedom from much more than just these pests as we will take care of the other insects, arthropods, and arachnids they invade to hunt.
How can I prevent spiders in the future?
There are two main ways to prevent spiders. The first and most effective method is to hire our professionals for ongoing spider control. The second method involves DIY exclusion. Some tips and tricks our experts recommend include sealing gaps and cracks in your exterior foundation, making sure your doors and windows are in good repair, installing screens on doors and windows, and making sure weatherstripping and door sweeps are in good working order. For more information about our turf management program, talk with our team today.