Spider Control Services
Make the Call to the Pros at Hawx Pest Control!
Did you know spiders are one of the most feared things in the country? Arachnophobia affects anywhere from 3.5 to 6 percent of the global population, and it’s not uncommon here in the United States either. Spiders are creepy, and their eight long legs and small bodies give them a foreboding appearance. Combined that with the fact that many spiders are venomous, and some can grow extremely large, and you have a recipe for fear. However, spiders are also a tremendously common pest all across the country, even though they do serve an important purpose in our ecosystem. If you’re tired of spiders taking up residence in your home, Hawx Pest Control can help.
Whether you have a problem with small crawlers, or you have an issue with some pretty big bugs taking root around your property, call Hawx Pest Control for some of the premier spider control services in the country. We proudly offer a wide selection of spider-related services, including comprehensive prevention that gets them out and keeps them away. We know inside is the last place you expect or want to see a spider, so we make sure to protect your property with an effective perimeter and ongoing, repeated treatments that keep the problem at bay for good.
All About Spiders
Spiders are arachnids, a type of animal that has eight legs. However, arachnids do not exclusively include spiders, as scorpions are also considered to be arachnids as well. But there are more commonalities with spiders than just this classification as well: all have two body parts and fangs. However, from there the differences are nearly infinite: spiders come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and color patterns, and many different species behave differently too.
As stated previously, spiders have an important place in our ecosystem: they are accomplished hunters that prey on garden pests and other nuisance insects. For example, spiders are one of the leading predators of mosquitos, yet another annoying pest problem for homeowners.
We handle a wide variety of common spiders across the country, including:
- American house spiders
- Long-bodied cellar spiders
- Brown recluse spiders
- Wolf spiders
- Hobo spiders
- Black widows
While many people know that some spiders are venomous, and some are even dangerous to be around, the spiders we generally come across daily are harmless. Believe it or not, all spiders are venomous, but most venom isn’t strong enough to cause anything more than a painful or itchy welt on most people. When you consider that spiders help control other pest populations, you can see why they are important to have around. However, we understand if you want to keep these crawlers outside where they belong.
Controlling Spiders on Your Own
While serious spider problems like a brown recluse or black widow infestation should best be left to a professional, there are a few things you can do to keep spiders at bay. This will keep your home free of these pests and prevent them from potentially interfering with your day to day life. If you ever find that your spider problem is getting out of hand, or that you’re seeing a few too many of these pests in your home for your liking, we recommend reaching out to us to have your home or business treated again as soon as possible.
- Seal up cracks in your foundation, exterior walls, and spaces around air conditioners.
- Keep storage areas in your home are neat, organized, and free of clutter.
- Repair or replace torn window screens and screens over roofline vent holes.
- Keep outbuilding windows and doors closed.
- Caulk any gaps around windows and doors; install weatherstripping.
- Regularly remove spider webs from your home
- Remove woodpiles, rock piles, leaf piles, and fallen trees from your property.
Got a spider problem? Reach out to Hawx Pest Control and let us take care of it for you! Contact us today.