Is Spider Control Necessary?
In their natural habitat, spiders are largely beneficial. They can eat pesky insects such as roaches, aphids, mosquitoes, moths and earwigs, although homeowners cannot count on these creatures for comprehensive pest control since they cannot make much of a dent if there is an actual infestation. While typically not aggressive, a spider can bite when threatened, which can put people at risk when they accidentally stumble upon one when getting something out of the attic, cleaning out a closet or working in the garage.
While every spider is technically venomous, there are two species of poisonous spiders here in Houston: the black widow and the brown recluse. Many homeowners cannot identify which type of spider they have come across. The markings can be subtle, making it difficult for a homeowner to distinguish a harmless variety from a harmful one. For peace of mind, enlist the help of spider pest control professionals. Our spider exterminators at ABC can determine whether the spider species on your property is dangerous and let you know if there are any additional pest problems.
What To Expect From ABC Spider Control Experts
ABC Home & Commercial offers free inspections to learn more about your home and any pest control issues. At the end of our pest control inspection, we will provide you with a specialized treatment plan for your spider problem. Once we receive your approval on our pest extermination plan, we will put your first appointment on the schedule.
You can expect your spider pest control professional to:
- Ask you questions about spider activity on your property
- Conduct an initial assessment to see where these pests are hiding and locate potential entry points
- Take note of any structural issues or other unique factors that could make your property more appealing to spiders and other pests.
- If necessary, identify which species of spider is on your property
- Address any of your questions or concerns regarding our pest control protocol
ABC takes a full-property approach to spider control. We start by applying preventative products to your home’s interior and exterior. Since spiders prefer to hide in hard-to-reach places, it may take us a few hours to treat your property entirely. Sometimes, we ask that our customers take their pets elsewhere during that service call to allow treatment products to dry thoroughly.
Prevent Future Spider Infestations
While spiders prefer to stay out of our way, these creatures are standard fixtures in our homes and yards. Spiders prefer to stay in hard-to-reach spots or in more protected areas that are tucked away. To prevent future issues, we may seal up any entry points that spiders and other pests could use to enter your home. Additionally, ABC offers an ongoing pest monitoring program that provides protection from spiders and a variety of other common household invaders on an ongoing basis.
To make your property less attractive to spiders, we generally recommend that homeowners do the following:
- Regularly sweep and vacuum
- Pick up and put away any clutter
- Keep food in tightly sealed containers
- Use airtight storage bins instead of cardboard boxes for storing old items
- Seal up any potential entry points any pests could use to gain access to your home
- Move any vegetation so that it is not touching the exterior of your home
- Practice preventative pest control to minimize the food sources available to a spider
ABC offers an ongoing preventative service for the treatment of spiders. Contact a Houston extermination spider control specialist for a free consultation and a customized treatment plan.
ABC has been serving homeowners across Texas, Oklahoma and Florida since 1949. Our skilled professionals know exactly where common household pests like to hide and what attracts them. We have the skills to effectively target these unwanted creatures and help you prevent them from coming back.
As a family-run business, we understand that you want to have peace of mind when a technician comes to your home, which is why all job applicants undergo an extensive background check. Before performing service calls, ABC technicians go through additional in-house training so they have all the information they need to effectively eliminate your pest problem. Last, but certainly not least, we believe in treating your property as if it was our own.
How soon can you get started?
At ABC, we understand that if you suspect you have a venomous spider on your property, you want to take action quickly. Give us a call or submit an appointment form online, and we will get in touch to schedule an inspection at the soonest availability. Sometimes, we can even offer you an estimate over the phone.
Can you help with scorpions?
Scorpions can be rather intimidating, even if they are generally timid. ABC’s experienced technicians can help with any kind of pest problem, whether you are worried about spiders, scorpions or any other unwanted insects or critters. In addition, we can leave you with specialized tips on how to make your yard and home less attractive to scorpions in the future.
What impact do the products you use have on my kids and the environment?
As a family run business, ABC’s first priority is our customers and their families. When we select the products that our licensed technicians apply as part of your treatment plan, we only choose solutions that we would feel comfortable using on our own property. After your inspection, we will create a treatment plan to get results using the lowest-impact methods and safest products possible.