Spider Reduction

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Spiders are one of the pests we deal with the most here in the Houston area.  Although they show themselves regularly to homeowners, they are often times hidden in cracks, voids or in piles of debris during the day when the technician arrives.  This can make eradicating them extremely difficult.  However, all hope is not lost.  We can drastically reduce the spider population around your home or office with  our tried and true practice of:

  • identifying and addressing spider entry points
  • harborage elimination
  • food reduction
  • web removal (Up to 12’ on the exterior)
  • contact treatment

However, there are a few factors that should be considered.

Your technician may make recommendations such as, power washing the exterior surface of the building, deep cleaning and vacuuming of certain areas, removing clutter, and recommending adjustments to outdoor lighting as well as other things.  By working together, we can keep the spider population at an acceptable level.

 

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Here are some helpful things to do to make the treatments more effective against spiders.

  • Routine, thorough house cleaning is the best way to eliminate spiders and discourage their return. A vacuum cleaner or broom effectively removes spiders, webs, and egg sacs.
  • Spiders prefer quiet, undisturbed areas such as closets, garages, basements, and attics. Reducing clutter in these areas makes them less attractive to spiders.
  • Large numbers of spiders often congregate outdoors around the perimeter of structures. Migration indoors can be reduced by moving firewood, building materials, and debris away from the foundation. Shrubs, vines and tree limbs should be clipped back from the side of the building.
  • Install tight-fitting window screens and door sweeps to exclude spiders and other insects. Inspect and clean behind outdoor window shutters.
  • Consider installing yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs at outside entrances. These lights are less attractive than incandescent bulbs to night-flying insects which, in turn, attract spiders

When it comes to spider reduction, we have to be patient.  There is no silver bullet that will eradicate spiders immediately.  Regular treatments and inspection will help eliminate food and shelter for the spiders making your home or office unwelcoming to them.

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