- There are currently over 3000 species of spiders in North America but thankfully in our service area we only have to be concerned about the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow.
- Spiders have horrible eyesight. A spider is even unable to see a human until they are about a foot away from it!
- Unlike other insects, spiders do not clean themselves, so spiders can crawl through the pesticide all day long and not die. This is due to the fact that pesticides work by having the pest crawl through the dried pesticide, get it on their feet, clean themselves, ingest the pesticide and die.
How to Prevent and Get Rid of Spiders in your Home
If your home currently has spiders or you would like to prevent spiders from entering, these few tips will help:
- Vacuum up all webs along with the actual spider.
- Perform a light leak test and seal all cracks and crevices around doors and windows.
- Replace exterior white lights to yellow lights. This attracts fewer flying insects which will lead to fewer spiders.
- Trim bushes around the house.
How to Perform a Light Leak Test
To perform a light leak test you must do the following:
- Wait until dark and then turn on all interior lights and close all blinds, curtains, shutters, windows and doors.
2. Go outside and see if there is any light “leaking” through.
If you have a spider problem, our Quarterly Pest Control Service guarantees spider control on the inside and within the treatment zone on the exterior, and we also have Spider Control service for yards, landscaping and other areas as well.
If you find yourself with some unwanted house guests this summer, we offer one-time or quarterly pest control treatments that can leave you with peace of mind that your home is protected against pests. If you already have pest control services and are interested in what makes them effective, look below for a brief description of our pest control services:
The interior and exterior of the home are treated to build up a barrier against pests during the initial service. Once the barrier is established, the exterior treatment will cover 98% of covered pests from entering the home and is maintained quarterly. Your pest control is guaranteed between services and we will come back out if you experience any issues following the treatment.
For the interior treatment, the cracks and crevices along the baseboards are treated throughout the entire home. We place an insecticidal dust around appliances, in plumbing voids and around large pieces of furniture. If you have a garage, the corners and along the ceiling are spider brushed. A liquid treatment is applied to the cracks and crevices along the baseboards. Two monitors will be placed on either side of the garage door.
On the exterior, treatment includes spider brushing under the eaves and around the windows and doors. A liquid treatment is applied under the eaves and around the windows and doors as well. The perimeter of the home is treated 2 feet up and 3-5 feet out. An insecticidal bait will be placed in a around the exterior of the liquid treatment.
Did you know? If you already have termite protection with Clark’s, you can receive pest control at a discounted rate! Call us to start pest control service today at 866-781-4991 or email us at ClarksCSR@ClarksPest.com.
Cellar spiders have extremely long, skinny legs with small bodies that are usually tan or gray. The web of a cellar spider is usually very messy, similar to the web of a cobweb spider. Like all spiders, cellar spiders have 8 legs, 2 body parts, and fang-like mouthparts. The body length of adult cellar spiders is about 1/4″ or less.
Cellar spiders are usually found in dark corners of cellars, crawlspaces, and garages. They are very long-legged and often confused with daddy-longlegs best slimming products. However, they are true spiders that spin untidy webs which are often quite extensive. When disturbed, they characteristically bounce in the web.
Cellar spiders can be controlled; Clark’s Pest Control offers a wide variety of solutions for your home, school and/or business and can address the problems you are having. One of our services will certainly take care of the problem for you, GUARANTEED. Call Clark’s Today, 866-781-4991!
Over the years, the group of spiders to which the brown recluse belongs has been known by various colloquial names: “violin” spiders, “fiddleback” spiders, “recluse” spiders, and “brown” spiders. Many publications refer to the violin marking on the top surface of the head region as the most important diagnostic feature. Although this marking is fairly consistent in mature brown recluses, it can vary in intensity and sometimes fades in preservative, and it is very faint to nonexistent in several recluse species. To be identified as a recluse spider, it must have all five of these characteristics.
- six eyes in pairs as opposed to eight eyes (like most spiders)
- uniformly colored abdomen with fine hairs
- no spines on the legs
- uniformly colored legs
- body not more than 3/8” in length
Recluse spiders, as their name implies, are reclusive natural slimming pills. These nocturnal spiders emerge from their retreats at night and actively hunt down prey or may wait for prey to land in the small area several inches from their retreat. Although they do not build webs to capture prey, they do use silk to build a retreat in which they hide during the day. As dawn approaches, they may seek shelter in dark places such as in clothing or shoes. In nature, recluses are found in cracks and crevices in and under rocks. Recluses have very much benefited from human-altered environments where they are readily found under trash cans, plywood, tarps, or rubber tires, in boxes, etc.
The adult female is about 1/2″ including an almost spherical abdomen about 1/4″-3/8″ in diameter with overall length including legs of about 1 1/2″-1 3/8″. Females are black in color with identifiable marking of a red hourglass.
Black Widows can be found in irregular webs and hang upside down or in sheltered places, such as under stones, firewood piles, under decking, hollow tree stumps, trees and rodent burrows. A favorite place is in barns, outhouses, henhouses, sheds, meter boxes, bricks, barrels and woodpiles.
Part of the Clark’s Pest Control treatment is not only providing a residual barrier for the control of insects and spiders, but to also physically sweep down all accessible spider webs Look At This.