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What Is A Spider?
Spiders belong to the Araneae orders. They’re arthropods that have eight legs as well as six or eight eyes. Their mouthparts are distinctive. Thanks to their unique features, you can guarantee that you’ll be able to identify a spider quickly. Just remember that there are more than 40,000 species of spiders in the world. Spiders can extrude silk from their bodies, and this allows them to build nests that can later be used to capture prey. Spiders will consume insects as well as other spiders. Larger species will prey on lizards and birds.
You likely won’t have to worry about these spiders in your area. However, you will need to worry about other spider species. Most spiders will survive at least two years, but some can live up to 25 years in protected locations. Female spiders are usually bigger than male spiders. Males are easy to identify because they have enlarged mouthparts that are referred to as palps. If you’ve found a spider or two in your home, you’re likely dealing with a male spider. Male spiders begin hunting for female spiders during the mating season, and this is likely why they’re in your home.
Do Spiders Pose Dangers?
Despite the hype from Hollywood, spider bites are rare. Most bites are the results of accidental interactions or the spider defending itself. Another thing to note is that 99% of bites are harmless. Still, there is a rare chance that you’re going to experience severe symptoms. In some cases, the patient will experience systemic toxicity or necrotic wounds. Some spider bites can lead to death. You have to worry that the spider is going to inject venom into your body. Most spiders in our service area are harmless, but a bite still won’t feel good.
Why Does My Home Have Spiders?
You’ll never know why spiders have decided to enter your home. Spiders may enter your home looking for shelter or food. They might be looking for moist, dark locations. Either way, it is in your best interest to get rid of them quickly.
How Can I Get Rid Of Spiders? Should I Call An Exterminator?
To effectively get rid of spiders in your home, you’ll likely need to reduce the spider population outside your home. You should begin getting rid of their living spaces, including rock piles, compost piles, and woodpiles. If you do this, you might be able to convince the spiders to leave and go elsewhere. Furthermore, you’ll want to fully seal your home to keep them out. You can do this by filling gaps, crevices, and cracks around your home. Make sure that spiders can’t enter your home and your home can stay pest-free.
Are Your Spider Treatments Safe?
We work diligently to provide our clients with safe spider services. When possible, we use natural products and baits to get rid of spiders for our clients. However, there is a chance that we’ll need to use conventional methods. If this is the case, we’re still going to protect you. We’ll work diligently to protect you and your loved ones. We’ll use the precise amount of chemicals needed to get rid of the spiders and no more. Also, we only use EPA-registered products.
When Can You Begin?
We’re not going to waste time tackling your problem. Contact us today so you can schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We can likely respond to your inquiry in 24 to 48 hours.
How Do I Stop Future Spider Infestations?
You likely won’t be able to stop all spiders from entering your home. Still, there are things you can do to reduce the risks. Again, it is pertinent to reduce the spider population outside of your home. Get rid of compost piles, debris, and woodpiles. You’ll also want to get rid of other pests. Keep your home clean and tidy to reduce the likelihood that you’ll need to use our spider elimination services in the future.
Are There Brown Recluse Spiders In Columbus Ohio?
Many Columbus residents are worried about recluse spiders attacking their loved ones. Is this a rational concern? Ultimately, you likely won’t need to worry about this species. The truth is that brown recluse spiders are rare in our region. You’ll find additional facts below to put your mind at ease.
- This type of spider is rare in your area.
- Brown recluse spiders usually enter homes through shipping boxes.
- Few, if any, people have found brown recluse spiders outside.
- Even in homes with recluse spiders, pets and children usually do not get bit.
- Brown recluse spiders usually do not move from one dwelling to another.
- Brown recluse spiders and funnel weaver spiders are not the same.