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SPIDER REPELLENT & CONTROL PRODUCTS

Over 37,000 species of spiders exist worldwide. All spiders are poisonous, though humans are not afflicted by all spiders, each spider is poisonous to its intended prey. Spiders inject venom and or digestive juices into live or recently-killed prey in order to feed. As a whole, spiders do not pose dangers to humans and are simply a feared nuisance.

 

Contrary to popular belief, not all spiders are in the web business. Some are active hunters and others passive hunters. Identifying spider types that are of concern, in your home or office, can assist in proper management and eliminating spider issues. Active hunters are less likely to reside indoors, as food sources are limited. If actively hunting spiders are inside, a secondary pest problem may exist that is driving their hunting.

MANAGE SPIDERS AT HOME WITH PEST CONTROL

Over 37,000 species of spiders exist worldwide. All spiders are poisonous, though humans are not afflicted by all spiders, each spider is poisonous to its intended prey. Spiders inject venom and or digestive juices into live or recently-killed prey in order to feed. As a whole, spiders do not pose dangers to humans and are simply a feared nuisance. To manage any spider issue you may have or want to control, you should inspect and identify, use nonchemical measures, this would include exclusion, sanitation, ventilation, vacuuming. Next step is to think about a chemical method treatments that may include flushing, direct contact sprays, spot treatments, crawlspace treatments, perimeter treatments, and use of monitoring glue traps for spiders.

Contrary to popular belief, not all spiders are in the web business. Some are active hunters and others passive hunters. Identifying spider types that are of concern, in your home or office, can assist in proper management and eliminating spider issues. Active hunters are less likely to reside indoors, as food sources are limited. If actively hunting spiders are inside, a secondary pest problem may exist that is driving their hunting.

Spiders for the most part are beneficial and can be very helpful in controlling a number of insect’s pests in your home or structure. But pretty often they can stray into your common living space indoors, or be introduced to fire wood piles, flower pots or boxes in our garage. Most homeowners do not want to have web-building spiders in and around their house, simply because of the web appearance, these are usually attracted to the outside lights to catch their prey. When it comes to the venomous spiders the brown recluse is one that will send chills up and down most people’s spines and can easily be brought inside a home with boxes, clothing, furniture and really any other type of household item. For most of the United States it is always a good idea to shake your shoes out, especially if they have been stored in a garage. Do the same for your clothes or coveralls that maybe stored and used less often.

If you are concerned about spiders in your house or garage because of past history or location then you will want to follow the rules and recommendations below.

 

SPIDER MANAGEMENT

For spider control it is typically necessary to use integrated pest management, preparation, cultural control, physical and mechanical control and chemical control. The spider can be a little more difficult to kill because of their body design and also the nature of harborage.

Begin with a good, thorough inspection of the house and structure. Look for areas that allow easy spider entry, and areas that currently display spiders and/or webs. Branches and shrubs should be trimmed to restrict access near entry points of a structure, which is ideal practice for many insects, not just spiders. You will also want to try and figure out how they are entering the structure. Monitoring traps, such as glue boards can help you catch, and monitor spider populations. We especially like to recommend them when this is a second home that is closed up at times during the year, you will not go wrong with glue boards.

Converting outdoor lights to yellow bulbs can be an easy fix, as they are not attractive to insects, which spiders are attracted by as food sources. Remove any spider webs inside and outside. You can also purchase spider exclusions type of product that you will spray after you have removed the web, it will prevent any new cob webs from being formed. Web Out, part of Nisus' Nature's Element line of EPA 25(b) exempt products, kills spiders and prevents spider webs on any surface that may support
 spider web development. Web Out can also be used as a contact pesticide to kill ants, crickets, mosquitoes, cockroaches, perimeter pest insects and other general pests. It can be applied to all surfaces, metal, wood, painted 
surfaces, brick, stucco, fiberglass, concrete, paneling and other surfaces.

When you are trying to eliminate spiders, it is important to think about sanitation. You want to remove the webs, egg sacs you find, and any potential harborage areas. These steps are very important in long term spider control. Seal up any types of entry points and keep clutter away from the walls, boxes etc will make it easier for spiders to move around, so keep items off the floor and away from the walls. When you remove the spider webs you are not only reducing the population but new webs will give you an indication of increases in spider populations. We sell cob web removal dusters and extension poles that will make it easier to keep up with webs inside and out. The duster heads also make easy work of removing dust that accumulates in hard to reach places, like high beams, ceilings and high ceiling fans. They are worth their weight in gold and you will want to have a few extra on hand so you never run out. They can be rinsed off with warm soapy water and allowed to dry, so to be ready for the next time.

Garage and storage areas, you will want to keep the clutter down as much as possible, this is very important if you live in areas where there is high potential for brown recluse and black widow spiders.

Ventilation is important to keep moisture down, especially in areas such as crawl spaces, and attics this will reduce other insects which in turn reduces the food source for spiders.

There are a wide variety of insecticides labeled for use in controlling spiders and there are very effective when used according to the label and applied in areas which are common harborage areas for spiders.

If you suspect you have a crack or crevice area that may be congested with spiders a good flushing aerosol can flush them out of hiding. Dust can be used in attics and applied in areas where spiders are active. When you are treating for brown recluse spiders it will be important to apply the dust under and behind insulation. If you are dealing with heavy moisture in these areas, Delta Dust would be the product of choice, as it has a high tolerance of moisture.

Apply a good insecticide around the perimeter of the structure, this will be effective for spiders who enter at ground level, such as hunter spiders and brown recluse spiders.

Practice these methods for effective, simple spider control in your home, garage and office. For signs of a secondary infestation, visit our Pests section to view additional information. We have the largest selection of spider control products on the market and knowledge to back up the recommendations.

Sticky traps, glue boards, and pest monitors should be installed along exterior walls where there are cool dark areas, garages, basements, crawl spaces in the attic and even living spaces where spiders are active. You can slide glue boards under furniture, corners, sill plates and joists.

The final step in treatment is employing insecticides, and doing a good exterior perimeter treatment of the foundations and under structures, using any labeled residual spray. We prefer something microencapsulated for spider and scorpion control. They tend to give you a longer protective barrier against invasive spiders. You will want to treat all entry points, windows, and door frames, electrical and plumbing penetrations. The goal is to stop them before they make it inside the structure. Indoors you can spray an insecticide spot treatment in corners, cracks and crevices.

How to manage a brown recluse infestation:

This can be time consuming and labor intensive, but a necessary fact if you are dealing with a brown recluse spider infestation. Most of the treatments described above will usually cause the spider to become more active, and therefore end up out in areas where you are your family are, making them more dangerous. So it is important that you be aware of this fact and take the necessary precautions. Using an over generous about of glue traps will not only help you with monitoring but capturing them as well. If you are dealing with heavy infestations, keep your shoes wrapped in plastic bags and keep clothes off the floor, so as not to end up with spider bite when you put your clothes or shoes on. Move the beds away from the walls, and away from curtains. Remove the bed skirts and keep the bed cover from hanging to the floor. Make a habit of inspecting the bedding before getting under the covers.

We at ePestSolutions hope you never have to deal with a severe spider infestation, but if you do know that we are here to help and offer the largest selection of products for proper control and elimination of spiders inside and outside of your home or office.

 

 

 
 
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