Spider control is comprehensive pest control
The way in which pest control experts deal with spider infestations is largely based on a two-prong strategy, one that is designed to achieve the sort of results that any home or business owner would want.
The first aspect of treating for spiders is based on assessing what other pests you likely already have. Why is this so easy to assume? Because spiders tend to only build webs and lay eggs in environments where they feel that they can readily access food, as well as where they can safely build webs (to catch food) and to lay their eggs.
A spider is on the constant lookout for food. They want live (or only very recently deceased) insects to feed on. They are not typically plant-eaters. Though their specific diet will depend on the species of spider in question, the most common spiders you’ll find in and around your property will be hunting for common insects like flies, mosquitos, ants, bees, crickets, and beetles for their breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Spider control part 1: It’s all about limiting the attractions
Take a look around your home. Are there things that might be attracting these pests to your property? These are some of the most common reasons that pests feel invited into your yard:
- Standing water — nuisance pests thrive on standing water. For some, like mosquitoes, this is the precise venue they’re looking for to lay their eggs. Of course, “standing water” isn’t limited to accumulated moisture in your yard. Unattended birdbaths, buckets full of old water, and other containers are just as appealing to pests. Deal with them all accordingly.
- Trash and recycling — It’s common to store your bins outside, but if they’re not tightly sealed then they’re an increasingly ripe lure for pests. Consider bins that seal tightly and also consider the many different lockable sheds and storage containers available for keeping your bins safe and secure.
- Dirty gutters — Your rain gutters can get filled with leaves, debris, and other materials that end up clogging their ability to drain, and in the process, they accumulate standing water and waste, in turn attracting all sorts of pests. We recommend, depending on your location, giving your gutters a good cleaning at least twice a year.
- Storing wood and other material too close to the house — We understand that if you have a fireplace or woodstove, that keeping your wood in a place that’s convenient for you to grab makes a lot of sense. However, we’d also recommend that you keep your woodpiles and other materials at least a few feet away from the house. Why? Because when they’re too close, they create the perfect environment for pests, including spiders and rodents, to build webs and nests. Odds are, if they’re that close to the house, what is now outside will soon come inside.
Spider control part 2: It’s all about the webs
Now, these are just a few of the reasons why you might have an abundance of pests on your property. Once we have the opportunity to conduct a thorough examination of your property and home, depending on what kind of infestation you’re facing, will we be able to speak to every trouble area we see.
But what we can tell you right now is that if you’re able to stay on top of things like the above list describes, you’re already doing a lot in order to make your home less inviting to pests like ants, rodents, and spiders.
The second prong in our approach to giving you the best possible spider control service is by managing the spider webs.
You see, spider webs are absolutely crucial to a spider’s ability to thrive. It’s a home, a place to lay eggs, and a place to catch food. Consistent removal of those webs sends a message to the spider that the environment is too unstable for them to flourish there.
No food, no shelter, no safe place to lay eggs. That spells certain demise to the spider. They will seek refuge elsewhere.
At Aspen Pest Control, web removal is a standard part of our spider control services. We’ll carefully examine your property and home for webs and thoroughly remove them, all the way up to and including your second story eaves.
The most reliable pest control is year-round pest control
A service that the vast majority of our new clients choose is called The Home Protection Plan. The Home Protection Plan is a year-round, quarterly applied service that is designed to address the pests you’re currently facing while also preparing for the pests that will inevitably come if certain issues weren’t addressed.
It’s a convenient, comprehensive, and effective way to deal with pests, including spiders. In fact, you don’t even have to be home for us to do our work if it’s limited to outside application of products. We’ll simply examine, treat, and then give you a detailed overview of the services we provided, and we’ll send you a digital copy for your records. It’s really that simple.
Are you ready for pest control that is service-oriented, effective, and convenient? Then contact Aspen Pest Control today. We’re here to help you make your pest problems a thing of the past!