What do they look like?
Spiders have a two-part body (cephalothorax and abdomen), eight legs and up to eight eyes. They do not have wings or antennae. There are numerous species of spiders found in the Pacific Northwest, all of which vary in color and size. Common types found in urban residences include the Wolf spider, hobo spider, house spider, orb-weaver spider and various species of daddy longlegs.
Where do they come from?
Spiders enter a residence through various entry points extending from the outside. They travel through pipes, faucets, vents, gaps along windows and doors, and the cracks and crevices of a building’s structure. Spiders are attracted to warmth and potential food source. They sometimes end up indoors while seeking mates during the fall season.
Will they cause any damage to my home or business?
Spiders are not known to cause damage to property. However, spiders feed on insects and a noticeably large presence of spiders in a residence may indicate another insect infestation within the same place.
Will they cause me or my family to become sick?
Spiders are not generally considered a health risk in the Pacific Northwest. However, some spiders are venomous and all have the ability to bite especially when threatened. Spider bites are rarely fatal. Typical symptoms of a spider bite are swelling, itching, mild burning sensation, and stinging around the affected area. In addition, arachnophobia is a common condition and the presence of spiders may lead to emotional or psychological distress in some homeowners or tenants.
Where will I generally find them in my home or business?
Some spiders hunt insects by trapping them on webs, while others prefer to hunt them on the ground. As a result, they are found in various dark corners of ceilings and walls, or on the floor hiding under objects and furniture. Spiders may also be found in closets, drawers, pantries and other dark areas. Plants around or within the property, as well as cluttered areas, provide additional hiding spots for spiders.
Why do I have to get rid of them?
Spiders contribute to pest control by preying on other insects and eliminating the potential diseases they may carry. A large and concentrated population of spiders in a residence however, may negatively affect the lifestyle of inhabitants and is a indication of a larger pest control problem.
How can 1st Pest Control help?
At 1st Pest Control we specialize in pest and wildlife remediation, such as spider control. Spiders are prevalent throughout single family homes, multi-family buildings and commercial properties in the Lower Mainland. With industry-leading techniques and pest control methods, you can feel secure that your home or business is being treated to the highest industry and safety standards by our Certified Pest Control Technicians. By combining both environmentally-friendly pest control services and an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, we will create a specialized treatment program tailored to your specific location and infestation. Our mission is to eradicate pests in your home or business to give you peace of mind and to ensure the safety of you and those you care about.
When can we get started?
Today! Call 1st Pest Control and our Certified Pest Control Technicians and friendly office staff will begin creating a customized treatment program to get your pest problem under control. 1-844-PEST-CANADA (737-8226).
At 1st Pest Control, we aim to help you reclaim your space from pests and wildlife.