What are Spiders?

Eight legs, two body regions, no wings or antennae. Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. They hide in dark areas. They feed on insects, other spiders and any other prey they are able to subdue.

Spiders commonly enter homes in two primary ways: entering through open, poorly screened windows and doors and through cracks and gaps around door and window frames. Most of the time, spiders come inside the home looking for prey. The other common method of entry is accidentally hitchhiking inside boxes, on outdoor items and numerous other things that are brought inside a home or business. Contact your pest management professional if you find spiders in your home. Your pest management profession will conduct an inspection and a create a comprehensive control plan that is based on the inspection findings.

At Randy’s, we realize that because of their diversity, there is no one single solution for treating spiders. Randy offers customized and comprehensive plans to eliminate ants from the interior and exterior of your home.

Our external control plans consists of:

  • Monthly Perimeter Spraying
  • Quarterly Perimeter Spraying

Our internal control plans include:

  • Initial Knockdown and Control
  • Monthly Inspections and Maintenance
  • Quarterly Inspections and Maintenance

Remember, most spiders aren’t out to get humans. You’re a lot bigger than they are, so their first instinct will not be to attack. In most cases, spiders will only bite you if you threaten or trap them. This might occur when you do something like reach for a coffee filter and unintentionally stick your hand into the web they’ve spun in the corner of a cupboard.

And spiders are actually beneficial in that they eat a lot of the insects that annoy humans. If you’re dead set on making sure that spider is gone, you can swat it with a shoe or a rolled up newspaper.

However, there is a more humane method you can employ to get rid of non-dangerous spiders. Simply cover the spider with a drinking glass or jar. Slide a piece of paper or cardboard underneath the mouth of your spider “trap.” Then, with cardboard or paper firmly held in place, walk the spider far away from your house or office building and set it free.

Call (918) 605-6402 to schedule an inspection or to discuss treatment options with Randy’s Pest Control.

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