Reno Spider Extermination
Spiders are a group of arachnids who have proven themselves capable of adapting to and thriving in virtually any environment. There are roughly 3,000 species of spiders in North America, but only two of those species—the brown recluse spider or the black widow spider—are poisonous and capable of being a serious health and safety threat. Unfortunately, both the brown recluse and the black widow spider can be found in Nevada. Presence in your home requires spider extermination and removal to prevent these painful bites.
Spiders typically enter homes and workplaces through faulty door and window seals, and may move indoors while searching for food, water, or moisture. Because spiders are insects of prey, finding spiders inside your home is often an indicator of other insect infestations. Spiders may also be accidentally introduced into homes on infested plants, firewood, clothing, furniture, and other items.
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Common Types of Spiders
Over 40,000 species of spiders have been categorized throughout the world, but only 3,000 have been found within the United States. Roughly 25 species of spiders can be found commonly infesting homes and other buildings throughout Nevada, including brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders. Other common types of spiders include tarantulas, jumping spiders, banded spiders, garden spiders, beach wolf spiders, Carolina wolf spiders, daddy long-legs, marbled cellar spiders, house spiders, crab spiders, western spotted orb weavers, regal jumping spiders, lynx spiders, cobweb spiders, and more.
Health Risks of Spider Bites
Spiders can be disease carriers, and spider bites can cause infection and swelling. Black Widow spiders carry venom that can be up to 15 times as potent as a rattlesnake’s venom, and and can cause nausea, fatigue, dull muscle aches, and breathing difficulties. Brown Recluse spider bites can cause restlessness, fever, nausea, sleep disturbances, and open ulcers. Nearly all spiders produce unsightly elastic silk webs that trap insects, dust, and more. Spider bites can be a risk to the elderly, small children, or pregnant women.
What Spiders Look Like
Spiders can range from an eighth of an inch to 3 inches long. Many species of spiders are common household pests, and are perhaps most recognizable for having 8 legs. While many spiders spin and weave webs to trap insects as prey, not all spiders spin webs. Some spiders prefer humid, moist locations, while other spiders thrive in dry, warm places. Spiders often hide in dark areas and in cracks, and are commonly found in upper corners of rooms, air ducts, and attics.
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Spider Pesticide Treatment
For spider exterminations, we apply a concentrated insecticide designed to kill all stages of spider populations, along with the other pests they prey on. We are certified in safe and proper mixing and use of anti-spider pesticide sprays such as Onslaught FastCap, LambdaStar Ultracap, Cyzmic CS- A, and Cyper WSP. We also may use aerosols such as PT211L, D-Force HPX, and Stryker 54 or spider dust applicants such as D-Fense and Dustin Mizer in some situations.
Removing clutter from yards, attics, and crawl spaces through proper storage in sealed containers will reduce the risk of spider and other pest infestations. Since spiders are pests of prey, exterminating other insects with preventative insecticide treatments will reduce spider infestation risks by cutting off their food sources.
If you suspect that you have spider problems, give us a call to get your pest issues checked and your spider extermination scheduled right away!