If you have noticed spiders anywhere in the interior or exterior spaces of your home, you are sure to want to get rid of them. These creatures are widely feared and sometimes with good reason. Certain spiders like the brown recluse or even the black widow can be dangerous. If you get bitten by these spiders, you can have a bad reaction to their venom and may need to be hospitalised as well. It’s true that there have been some deaths related to and spiders (though this count is far less than you might think).
Spider Control – Some Facts
Here are some important things you need to know about spider pest control methods:
- When it comes to pest control for spiders, it’s best not to expect any perfection. Chemicals aren’t as effective as you’d like them to be as these creatures don’t pick up pesticides very readily. Simple pesticide spraying isn’t a very great option to defend your property against a spider infestation. These creatures have long legs and that helps them keep their body well above any surface they are crawling on.
This means, any insecticide you spray only touches their feet and their circulatory system isn’t built to carry that insecticide from their feet to the rest of their bodies and cause them to perish. It’s why you have to make contact with these insects through any weapon (like a newspaper or shoe) or a direct spray. Most people presume that spiders are insects- they aren’t!! They are actually arachnids and don’t generally use their mouths to groom themselves in the manner that roaches, wasps or ants do.
This is why any insecticide that’s adhered to their legs doesn’t really get into their system at all, which makes it an ineffective way of getting rid of these pests. Aside from this, most spiders also spend a large portion of their lives in their webs and these are non-treated surfaces. This is exactly why an effective spider control method is always contact kill.
- Having said that, if you do spray a potent insecticide on an opening that spiders may be entering your home, the poison may enter their system as the insecticide come in contact with a larger area of their bodies.
- One of the best methods of preventing spiders from breeding & living in your home is to eliminate their food source in the interior spaces. Spiders prey on other smaller spiders, and when you eliminate the latter, you will find that these pests are less inclined to live in this no-food environment.
As mentioned before, only some spiders are venomous, but it’s best not to take any chances. If you are seeing too many cobwebs around your house or the spider infestation on your property is very severe, contact us without delay. Forensic Pest Control provides customised residential and commercial pest control solutions. For any additional details, the number to call is -1300 360 457. This online form can be used to send across queries.