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The spider is a well-known pest throughout the world. Spiders belong to the “Araneae” order, which has around 47,000 members. Each spider species has one common feature that plays a major role in survival. The arthropod utilizes its fangs to fight off enemy spiders and predatory animals. The fangs are capable of injecting poison (venom) into the skin of humans, animals, insects, and other spiders.

All species of spider have eight legs utilized to scale walls, trees, and other structures. Spiders are highly known for their web-making skills. The spinnerets produce fine silk that is eventually turned into webs. As the arthropod’s most powerful weapon, the web captures and traps predatory animals and prey. The web can trap animals as large as the Colorado River toad, which grows up to 7-1/2 inches in length.

Spiders are found all over the world in varying land habitats. The Aranea order is divided into 20 classifications.

The spider’s body is segmented into two different tagmata, the abdomen “opisthosoma” and prosoma “cephalothorax.” Each tagma is fused together by a tiny pedicel.

In controlled habitats, the spider can live 25 years and around two years in their natural habitats. Only a few species of spider are considered social. Social spiders colonize while their solitary counterparts live, travel, and feed alone.

Do Spiders Cause Structural Damage?

No, spiders do not damage structures. However, they pose other forms of danger. All species of spiders are poisonous or venomous. They spread venom to their victims utilizing their fangs. Some spiders are more venomous than others. Spider bites are rare because of their shy demeanor. Spiders will shy away from a bite unless they are in danger or their young are being threatened.

When spiders do bite, they spread venom to their victims. Depending on the circumstances and level of toxicity, the bite could result in a skin infection. If not treated promptly and properly, the infected skin will begin to die. If a necrotic spider bite isn’t treated with the right antibiotics and wound care, the limb may need to be removed to save the victim’s life.

Spider bites rarely lead to systemic toxicity and death.

Why Are Spiders Infesting My Garage?

Spiders do not target homes like cockroaches, rats, mice, and other pests. Instead, the arthropod accidentally accesses homes in search of food and shelter.

Spiders are not known to stick around too long after a home infiltration. They may stay for several days, weeks, or months, but when mating season starts, they will leave.

Dark, moist, and warn environments are preferred, which is why your garage is infested.

What Is The Most Effective Spider Treatment For Infestations?

The key to getting rid of spiders in a garage is a thorough inspection. A skilled pest control technician can visually inspect your garage to locate all the spider nests. This is a crucial component of quality pest control.

An insecticide should be applied directly to the spider nests. This will eradicate the female’s eggs and spiderlings. The entire garage must be treated with insecticide to eradicate the infestation.

What Is Professional Spider Management?

Professional spider management is a custom treatment. Based on data collected through a home inspection, a certified technician devises a treatment plan. A quality spider extermination includes a professional-grade insecticide, traps, and  before and after treatment inspections.

Some technicians may decide a whole-home fumigation strategy is required when a severe spider infestation exists. Over-the-counter pesticides are generally not enough to completely eradicate an infestation of spiders.

Is Spider Fumigation Safe?

Yes, spider fumigation is safe when administered by a licensed pest control expert. The chemicals in pest control products are tested to ensure the safety of the environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” developed a strict safety protocol for pesticide manufacturers and exterminators. By law, all pest manufacturing processes must heed EPA’s guidelines.

Over-the-counter and professional-grade pest control products are available in various formulas. Organic, natural, and traditional pesticide formulas offer different levels of extermination.

When Can I Expect The Exterminator To Arrive At My Home?

A customer support representative will keep you up-to-date on the process. It can take between 24 and 48 hours in most cases to process a spider management service request. The representation will notify you to schedule an appointment for the first visit.

How Can I Protect My Home From Spiders?

We recommend repairing damage to garage door seals, crawlspace vents, entrance door thresholds, windowsills, siding, the mortar between bricks, and other structural damage.

Utilizing a waterproof caulk or silicone, you can seal all potential access points into your home. One particular vulnerability that most property owners forget about is plumbing passage. This is where sewer and water pipes run from the main line into the home.

There is a lot of empty space in the plumbing passage. Rats, mice, cockroaches, and spiders utilize the passage to enter homes. Seal off the passage without altering the water and sewage flow. Utilize metal sheeting, foam insulation, and a waterproof caulk or silicone.

Replace garage door seals to create a barrier against spiders and other pests.

Do Brown Recluse Spiders Live In My Area?

Brown recluse spiders are one of the most venomous in the world. The species can be found in different habitats in South Central and Midwestern United States. Entomologists have studied the brown recluse spider for decades. The research reveals the species may not be as dangerous as initially thought. However, safety should always be considered when brown recluse spiders are around.

Contact our office to learn more about our spider control services. We offer free home inspections, with written quotes. Our technicians have years of experience in the pest control industry. We recommend custom treatments to ensure the best outcomes.

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