Pest Control For Spiders Near Me
Spiders are widely feared because of their appearance, but in reality, only a few of it’s species are actually dangerous to people. Spiders can be found in a variety of diverse environments worldwide, except in Antarctica. Some spiders eat other insects, while some are non-predatory and only eat foods like bananas, marmalade, milk, and egg yolk. Unlike most insects, spiders do not have antenna, and they can have as many as 12 eyes and 8 legs. Despite having so many legs, most spiders are unable to move quickly due to their lack of balance and poor sense of direction.
Spiders only bite human for self-defense. Their webs may be hard to clean, especially when infested in elevated areas, but they generally do not cause major destruction to property. They even prefer an abandoned home or warehouse over a modern and new building.
Australian funnel-web spiders are dubbed as the world’s most deadly spiders. The bite of this specific spider species is very fatal. Luckily, they cannot be found in the USA.
Most spiders in the USA have very small, weak fangs and do not have the ability to cut through human skin. Their bites may leave minor damages to the skin such as rashes, swelling, and blisters that may be accompanied by itch and pain that should heal within a week. Complications like vomiting, headache, chills, dizziness, swollen lymph glands, fever, high blood pressure, muscle pain, and difficulty in breathing may also occur and require immediate medical attention.
While venom in most animals is considered poison, a spider’s venom is used for research in medicine. Spider’s venom, depending on its’ species, contains thousands of protein molecules known as peptide. These peptides can be used as pain relievers or as treatment of erectile dysfunction, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac arrhythmia.
In addition, these peptides found in spiders’ venom are being studied for pesticide use, because of it’s potential to block other insects’ nervous systems while being safe for vertebrate creatures like human and pets.
• Clean your home thoroughly. Regularly use a vacuum cleaner to remove spiders and their webs and eggs.
• Use insecticide containing carbaryl, bendiocarb, and/or chlorpyrifos.
• Repair the damages in the home like cracks and holes, which can be entry points for spiders and other pests.
• Put screens on doors and windows.
• Spiders hate the smell of peppermint. Spray peppermint oil directly where there are spiders or around the home, particularly in the corners and at entry points such as doors and windows.
• Spray vinegar directly toward spiders once you have spotted them. The acetic acid in vinegar is believed to burn and kill spiders.
• Sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) directly toward spiders or around their entry points. When a spider walks on DE, it’s external body cuts up, their bodily fluid leaks, then dries out and dies soon after.
• Control other insects like ants inside your home. Since some spider species are predatory and eat other insects, the presence of other insects inside your home attracts spiders and can keep them coming back.