Year round Spider control for residential and commercial customers in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We use scientific information, not chemicals to create strategies that will fit any budget or lifestyle
Though spiders do not spread disease and will eat other harmful pests they are often considered a nuisance in homes and businesses. Outside of not wanting spiders to overpopulate and infest an area, people often just find them uninviting and feel they give the impression that the space they occupy is unsightly. This general annoyance is why spiders are a main target for pest control methods.
Very few spiders actually bite humans. It’s not that they can’t bite, it’s that few actually choose to do so. Often times a suspected spider bite is actually a bite from another myriad of other insects such as mites and ticks. Most people are also under the impression that all spiders are poisonous when in fact, they are all venomous but few are actually poisonous. Spiders use venom to subdue prey which makes them all venomous. Poisonous spiders however, have a neurotoxin in their venom which can lead to systemic effects and in severe cases, death. Only when someone has a severe allergy to spider venom does it cause an extreme reaction which is why spider bites are often misunderstood. The two known species in the Pacific Northwest that pose threat to humans are the widow and the yellow legged sac spider.
Signs of Spiders
An overabundance of insects. An infestation of spiders is actually an indicator of an abundance of insects within the area. A spiders main purpose is to eat which is a benefit to humans as they keep the insect population in check. Wherever insects can be found, spiders will be close by.
Undisturbed areas. Common areas where spiders are found include eaves, vaulted ceiling corners, under equipment and patio furniture, basements, crawl spaces and attics. Anywhere that is not often disturbed is where you can usually find them. If spaces are not maintained within your home or business it is likely that spiders will inhabit the area.
Webs. Webbing is a spiders choice of habitat. Though they will build their webbing in certain areas it is the webbing itself that spiders spend their time. Any amount of webbing that is not considered typical is suspect of an infestation but of course this can be perceived differently depending on individual assessment.
Concerns for Spiders
As stated above, most spider bites are harmless unless one is allergic to spider venom or if the bite is from a poisonous spider. If you think you’ve been bitten by a spider it’s important to clean the area with a cold water cloth directly on the site. If you have been bitten on the leg or arm its precautionary to place a bandage on the site then elevate the extremity to prevent venom from spreading to the heart. This will especially help those who are allergic to venom or if a poisonous spider is the culprit of the bite. The main thing to keep an eye on is if the local reaction worsens within a 24 hour period. If you become weak, have shortness of breath, start wheezing or break out in hives you should seek medical attention.
Spider Control Solutions
We set out to identify the source of any spider infestation so that all spiders inside and outside can be eliminated using our 5 step S.M.A.R.T. Process:
Through our S.M.A.R.T. process we determine all entry points, secure the spiders from entering in the future and dispose of all dead pests and contaminated debris. Once we are confident that your home has been safely cleared and secured we customize a plan, tailored specifically to your needs, to prevent any future infestations.
Our process encompasses the biology, anatomy, psychology and social systems of all pests and wildlife; designed to help you understand the ‘why’ behind your infestation. We specialize in elimination,sanitation, prevention and routine maintenance of your home or office so you can be rest assured your home is protected from future infestations.
Did You Know?
68 percent of the homes have spiders crawling around their bathrooms and more than 75 percent have eight-legged visitors in their bedrooms.