Spider Control & Extermination
Spider Control in Virginia
Did you know that there are over 3,600 species of spiders in the U.S. with 60 of these common in Virginia?
Spiders are arthropods that have two main body segments, eight legs, two pincerlike venomous appendages, and spinnerets that extrude silk. Species vary in length from 0.02 to 3.5 inches. The venom of a few groups of spiders is poisonous to humans like Black Widows.
Additional fun facts: Female spiders lay 3,000 eggs at one time and spiders typically feast on other insects. Large spiders have been known to eat worms, snails, and small vertebrates like frogs, lizards, birds, and bats.
Common Types of Spiders:
Brown Recluse Spider
American House Spider
Dealing With Spider Infestations
Finding a spider or a few in your home is nothing to worry about with the assumption that it is not the start of an infestation. Spiders live in quiet, hidden places like garages, storage spaces, sheds, light fixtures, and areas that are cluttered.
If you have an infestation, check your basements, lower-level walls, crawlspaces, and other places prone to dampness for nests or masses of spiders. Spiders love moisture. Certain species prefer dryer and warmer areas, so inspect attics or higher elevations of your home.
Other methods of reducing spider infestations include:
- Eliminate food sources
- Keep your home clean
- Remove trash
- Seal entry points
- Remove webs around the exterior perimeter
If you do find signs of a spider infestation in your home, contact our experts at Pest Exit. Our highly skilled Technicians will evaluate your home, identify the invading spider species, and recommend the best course of action.