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Spider Control & Extermination

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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? Pest Exit can handle spider extermination no matter the species!

Spiders are arthropods that have two main body segments, eight legs, two pincer-like 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, which can lead to a quick infestation. Spiders typically feast on other insects, but large spiders have been known to eat worms, snails, and small vertebrates like frogs, lizards, birds, and bats.

Common Types of Spiders:

Wolf Spider

Black Widow

Brown Recluse Spider

Daddy Longlegs

American House Spider

Dealing With Spider Infestations

Finding a spider or two 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 are concerned about a spider infestation in your home, check your basements, lower-level walls, crawlspaces, and other places prone to dampness for nests or masses of spiders. Most spiders love moisture, but certain species prefer dryer and warmer areas, so inspect attics or higher elevations of your home as well.

Methods of reducing spider infestations include:

  • Eliminating food sources
  • Keeping your home clean
  • Removing trash
  • Sealing entry points
  • Removing webs around the exterior perimeter

If you do find signs of a spider infestation in your home, contact the pest control experts at Pest Exit. Our highly skilled technicians will evaluate your home, identify the invading spider species, and recommend your best course of action.