ABC takes a full-property approach when working to reduce a spider population. Typically, your ABC pest technician will start by applying preventative treatments to your home’s interior and along the exterior. Depending on the extent of your infestation, we may also treat your yard. Because spiders hide in hard to access areas, it might take us a few hours to fully treat your property. During this time, we ask that our customers take children and pets elsewhere to allow our products to fully dry and take effect.
To prevent future pest and spider problems, we may also seal up potential entry points. Many of our customers who are concerned about the presence of spiders take advantage of our ongoing treatment program. This program includes the application of routinely scheduled treatments to the outside of your home to create a protective barrier to keep spiders as well as other pests away.
While we can offer estimates over the phone on occasion, we typically prefer to send one of our inspectors to your home for an in-person meeting to get a better understanding of your pest problem. If an inspection makes the most sense, you can expect your pest control professional to:
- Ask you questions about the spider activity in your home and yard
- Assess your property for pest hiding spots and potential pest entry points
- Determine if there are any structural issues or environmental factors that may make your property more appealing to spiders and other pests
- If necessary, identify which species of spider is on your property
- Address your questions and concerns regarding the spiders or our pest control protocol
At the end of the inspection, your pest control specialist will provide you with a customized pest control management plan. Once we have received your approval, we will schedule your first treatment call.
ABC has been providing pest control in the greater San Antonio area since 1949. Our family-run business has grown to provide pest control, as well as a variety of other home services, to homeowners and business owners, thanks to the ongoing support of the community and our hardworking technicians. When you contact a home services company, we understand that you want to feel safe with the person working in your home. This is why we have a stringent hiring process that includes requiring candidates to pass a background check and drug test. Once on the team, all specialists go through an in-house training program to learn how to effectively target pests and how weather and local conditions affect pest habits and behaviors. Finally, our top priority is your family, and one of our values is that we always treat your home as if it was our own. You can count on us to treat your home with respect and to leave your home in a better condition than we found it.
How soon can you get started?
At ABC, we understand how worrisome it can be if you suspect there are venomous spiders on your property. We also know that you probably want to take action quickly after finding these creatures in and around your home. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we will send a specialist to your home as quickly as possible. Sometimes, we can even offer you an estimate over the phone.
Should I really be worried about spiders?
With beautiful parks, including Friederich Wilderness Park, and humid weather, San Antonio offers the perfect habitat for spiders and a variety of other common household pests. Spiders are considered by some to be beneficial in their natural habitat because they eat insects that many of us consider pests, including roaches, aphids, mosquitoes, moths and earwigs. However, spiders on their own can’t be counted on for natural pest control, since they won’t make a big dent in pest populations that have been established in your home or yard. And, while typically not aggressive, spiders can and will bite in self-defense if we threaten them, even if accidentally.
While every spider has venom, there are two species of poisonous spider here in San Antonio—the brown recluse and the black widow. Many homeowners don’t know how to differentiate between these varieties and other, essentially harmless house spiders. Furthermore, the markings on a brown recluse can be subtle, making it even more difficult to determine which species of spider is on your property. For peace of mind, a pest control expert from ABC can come to your home to properly identify the species of spider lurking around your home and yard, and then determine if there are any additional pest issues that could be making your property more attractive to arachnids or any other unwelcome insects or critters.
How can I prevent spiders from coming on to my property?
While spiders prefer to avoid human interaction, these creatures are well adapted for life indoors. Once inside, spiders hide in hard to reach areas or in dark, quiet spots where they can stay out of our sight. To make your property less appealing to spiders, we generally recommend the following, which can also help minimize the number of other pests residing in your home and yard:
- Sweep and vacuum regularly
- Put away any clutter around your home and yard
- Keep food in tightly sealed containers, including pet food
- Use airtight storage containers instead of cardboard boxes for storing old items, decorations and other belongings
- Move any vegetation or mulch so it’s not touching the exterior of your home
- Schedule routine preventative pest control treatments to limit a spider’s food sources
In San Antonio, ABC offers ongoing treatment services to our customers. During these regularly scheduled appointments, one of our technicians will apply a preventative treatment around the perimeter of your home to create a barrier against many of the most common unwanted insect pests, including spiders, roaches, mosquitoes and ants.
What impact do the products you use have on my kids and the environment?
As a family-run business, ABC’s top priority is your family. When we select the products that we use, we only select treatments that are specially formulated for residential use. Additionally, we only choose products that we would feel comfortable using in our own homes and yards. When we create your custom treatment plan, we determine the lowest concentration of chemicals we can use to be effective. Also, we give you recommendations on how you can make your property less hospitable to pests. If you have any concerns regarding the products that we use, we encourage you to speak with your pest control professional, who would be happy to answer all of your questions.