Spider Removal Services
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Our Spider Removal Process
- Conduct a full property inspection including the yard, attached and detached structures, driveway, and home
- Identify the type of spider or spiders in the property
- Remove webs from around and inside your home
- Seal small entry points if they are contributing to the spider infestation
- Apply spider removal products in areas with activity
- Place sticky traps on the interior to monitor activity
- Provide a full spider removal report describing the pest removal treatment and how you can implement spider pest control to prevent future infestations
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Common Spider Questions & Answers
Spiders are not insects—they’re arachnids! Arachnids are creatures with two body segments, eight legs, and no wings or antennae. Believe it or not, but spiders are more closely related to crabs and lobsters than they are to insects. Arachnids belong to a larger group called “anthropods”, which is the largest group in the animal kingdom.
Spiders live in unique environments all over the world. The spiders we encounter here in Knoxville TN can be found spinning webs on plants and trees, inhabiting crawl spaces in our houses, seeking shelter indoors, or in our yards in areas with lots of clutter. Spiders are versatile and will easily adapt to a number of environments.
Spiders make webs to trap insects using a special kind of silk that they create in their abdomen. They possess spinning organs called spinnerets that solidify the substance and expel it from their bodies in intricate patterns. Spiderwebs are harmless but indicate that there are spiders nearby.
Most spiders we encounter in our homes do not consider ants prey and likely won’t make an effort to hunt them down. However, there are a few types of spiders that will occasionally eat ants if given the chance:
- Daddy longlegs (harvestmen spiders)
- Widows/false widows
- Lynx spiders
- Wall spiders
- Jumping spiders
Spiders do not have wings and thus cannot fly in the same manner some insects are capable of. However, some types of spiders exhibit a behavior called “ballooning”. Certain species will go airborne and float or glide with the help of their threads of spider silk. Using this method, some spiders can “fly” for miles and miles.
Spiders may look scary, but they don’t want to bite you. In fact, most spiders are timid and will run away from you before even thinking of biting you. People usually only experience a spider bite when a spider accidentally becomes trapped between them and a wall or they try to trap one with their hands. Like other pests, they will bite in defense only.
While rare, spider bites can look quite a bit like other common bug bites. A spider bite will typically result in a small raised bump on your skin with a red ring around it. If you are bitten by a more dangerous spider, more serious symptoms could result. In this case, the bite could grow purple and blue or even turn into an open sore. It might also come with stomach cramps, fever, chills, and aches. When experiencing any of these more severe symptoms, it’s important to see your doctor immediately.
The lifespan of a spider varies on the species and gender.
- Most types of spiders live for just about two years.
- Female spiders live for a longer period of time to reproduce. Males reach maturity within a couple of years and die after mating, usually because the female eats them.
- In captivity, some spiders can live for as long as 20 years. However, most house spiders die within a year or two.
Are Spiders in Virginia Dangerous?
Most types of spiders are harmless, but central Virginia is home to two in particular that are dangerous: the black widow and the brown recluse. Although rare, a bite from either of these could result in dangerous side effects if not treated by a medical professional. For that reason, it’s important to call for spider removal if you notice black widows or brown recluses in or near your home or business!
Industry-Leading Spider Pest Control
Here at Loyal Termite & Pest Control, our spider extermination is focused on controlling active infestations as well as preventing them in the first place. Our goal is to keep your property free of spiders and pests all year long, which is why we offer our Gold Shield Protection Plan to protect you year-round.
For spider removal you can trust, give the spider exterminators at Loyal Termite & Pest Control a call today!
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