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House spiders are predatory insects that will move indoors, especially during the cooler months of the year, to find secure areas to build their webs. They primarily live outside in protected areas around windows and doors, or under eaves where light will attract prey. House spiders prefer to feed on small flies, mosquitoes and other invertebrate insects. Inside, you will find their webbing strung in garages, sheds, barns, warehouses, in corners and closets, under furniture, or along joints where the wall meets the ceiling. While most spiders are not dangerous, many people are extremely creeped out by them and do not wish to have them, or their webs hanging around the house.
Generally there are few complications resulting from spider bites, however, those with allergic reactions, especially children and the elderly, should be cautious and proactive when dealing with spider populations.
Holistic Pest Solutions provides pest control services for any kind of pest problem in your home or business. Holistic Pest Solutions serves Charlottesville, Keswick, Ivy, Crozet, Hollymead, Earlysville, Afton, Waynesboro, Fishersville, and Staunton as well as the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Augusta in the State of Virginia
Q: How does HPS deal with spiders in the home?
A: Experts agree that the most effective treatment incorporates the holistic approach provided by Holistic Pest Solutions. This approach consists of the following:
- Physical removal of adults and egg sacs
- Identifying harborage sites
- Exterior treatment of eaves, overhangs, and foundation
- Identifying moisture conditions conducive to spiders and their insect food source
- Altering conducive environmental conditions
A chemical only approach does not work. Holistic Pest Solutions provides a well-rounded approach which is safer and more thorough. Let our experts in pest removal solve your spider problems.
Q: What are the most dangerous spiders?
It is important that homeowners are able to identify the three most venomous spiders (Black Widow, Brown Recluse, and Aggressive House Spider) and apply caution when an infestation is suspected. When bitten by a spider, it is helpful to take the specimen to the doctor so it can be correctly identified.