SPIDER CONTROL NEWTOWN PA



Spiders have a beneficial role to play by helping to maintain insect populations.

It is estimated that the U.S. is home to some 3,500 species of spiders, with 138 types found in Pennsylvania and 45 types in New  Jersey.  While those numbers may seem shocking, it maybe comforting to know that only a dozen or so types of these predators will  typically seek refuge inside.

The most commonly found spiders in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, include: the agrarian-sac spider, the  broad faced sac spider, the common house spider, the grass spider, the long-legged sac spider, and the wolf spider.


WHAT SPIDERS LOOKS LIKE



Spiders have eight legs and their body segments contain two sections-the cephalothorax and abdomen-that are joined together by a tiny cylindrical-shaped pedicel. The cephalothorax contains the spider's brain, poison glands, and stomach. It also comes with up  to four pairs of legs and eight eyes. The abdomen can have anywhere from one to four pairs of finger-like structures called  spinnerets. Spiders also have a pair of appendages located near their mouths. They are called pedipalps and can be bulbous or  leg-like. Unlike other insects, the spider does not have antennae. Spiders can come in an array of colors, including browns, blacks,  dull grays, bright reds, greens, and yellows.

WHERE DO SPIDERS LIVE?



Spiders can reside in a variety of places, both indoors and outdoors. If they are web builders, spiders will generally build their nests in regions where insects are likely to fly, such as near moist places or flowers.   In some cases, a spider may build its nest on the  ground in order to catch arthropods and walking insects.  Some species of spiders burrow into the soil and build nests under rocks,  logs, or in a crevice.

WHAT DO SPIDERS EAT?



Spiders eat a variety of other arthropods, such as bees, moths, crickets, butterflies, and grasshoppers.

WHERE DO SPIDERS LIVE?



Spiders can reside in a variety of places, both indoors and outdoors. If they are web builders, spiders will generally build their nests in regions where insects are likely to fly, such as near moist places or flowers.   In some cases, a spider may build its nest on the  ground in order to catch arthropods and walking insects.  Some species of spiders burrow into the soil and build nests under rocks,  logs, or in a crevice.

ARE SPIDERS AGGRESSIVE?



Spiders typically do not exhibit aggressive behavior towards humans, though they will bite in self-defense.  However, most spider  bites occur by accident, when spiders mistake human body parts for insects, or when humans inadvertently come in close contact  with a spider while it is inside clothes, shoes, or bedding.

DO SPIDERS CARRY DISEASE?



The primary concern connected with spider bites is venom.  Still,some medically non-significant spiders are able to transmit infectious diseases.

Fortunately, most spider bites are harmless, causing only slight to moderate pain and swelling for humans.  Some of the well-known  exceptions are that of the brown recluse and black widow spiders which can generate severe adverse reactions.  The venom of the  black widow is a neurotoxin and is poisonous to our nervous systems. The venom from a brown recluse spider causes necrosis,  which entails breakdown and damage of our tissue and skin.

Symptoms associated with spider bites can vary from minor to severe. Although extremely rare, death can occur in the most severe  cases. Possible symptoms resulting from a spider biteinclude the following:

• Itching or rash
• Pain radiating from the site of the bite
• Muscle pain or cramping
• Reddish to purplish color or blister
• Increased sweating
• Difficulty breathing
• Headache
• Fever
• Chills
• Anxiety or restlessness
• High blood pressure

HOW TO DETECT SPIDERS



Pest control companies can detect spiders in a variety of ways, including a search for their webbing. Spiders can also be detected  by looking in specific regions of the house where they are likely to reside, such as dark areas, places with a lot of dust, behind  furniture, near electronic equipment, and corners of the rooms within one's living space.

HOW TO PREVENT SPIDERS



Newtown Termite & Pest Control, Inc. recommends the following measures to help prevent spider infestations:

• Eliminate typical entrance points, such as cracks in foundations
• Repair gaps around windows and doors, and damaged window screens
• Ensure vegetation is not in contact with the structure
• Remove spider webs from the structure
• Regularly vacuum corners of floors and ceilings in rooms and basements
• Seal open storage containers
• Eliminate clutters around the home or office
• Since a continued spider presence is an indication of an insect problem, an inspection with a pest control provider should be scheduled

HOW TO TREAT FOR SPIDERS



Spider treatment will involve the detection and elimination of all webs. If this is not done, the spiders are likely to re-infest the structure. Generally, it is not possible to completely eliminate spiders with do-it-yourself products. As such, successful spider eradication should be left for a pest control professional who has the tools and experience to get the job done safely and effectively.

At Newtown Termite & Pest Control, Inc., we don't take your spider problems lightly. That's why we use a multifaceted process including the treatment of wall voids, attics, and cracks and crevices throughout the premise with gels, dusts, and other specialized products.

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