The Importance Of Removing Spiders From Your Home

Spiders New York State is home to many spiders. One of the most common is the sac spider which likes to bite humans. Their bites cause itchy and painful sores on the skin, and since they’re tiny (like ¼ of an inch in length) you probably won’t even realize they’re on you and biting you.

If you live near water, you might see fishing spiders. These are brown, gray and big, but they don’t bother humans much– they’re more interested in eating tadpoles under water in rivers, swamps and streams.

Perhaps the spider you’re most familiar with is the good old American house spider. Got a basement or attic? They’re probably in there, usually in the dark, moist corners near the ceiling or by a window spinning their webs. With round abdomens, these spiders are yellow, brown, black and gray.

New York State gardens often have garden spiders, while funnel web spiders make grassy fields their home. Looking at a very hairy spider? You’re probably seeing the wolf spider– brown and black with three rows of eyes (and four in each row).

In New York, there are about a dozen species of spiders, and people get freaked out by them because they have the ability to seemingly appear out of nowhere. With their eight legs and two body segments, spiders catch their prey easily and use their hollow fangs to inject venom into their prey and kill them. Then, like a vacuum cleaner, they suck up their prey.

Spiders have a bad reputation, and the average American does NOT want them in their living quarters. In that case, Comfort Pest Control can come to your house and get rid of spiders who are bothering you. In New York State, near Dunkirk, call 716-366-2120 and if you’re in PA, near Erie, call 814-456-2032.

 

Comfort Pest Control: Controlling Exterior Spiders to Prevent an Interior Problem

Exterior Spider ControlSpiders—some people don’t mind them all that much, while others nearly go insane just from the sight of them. While most people concentrate on getting rid of spiders from the interior of their homes, they often forget the exterior around the house matters just as much when it comes to deterring the creepy crawlers from invading human turf. You can continue to get rid of spiders found inside, one by one. But a more effective approach is to identify their entry point and eliminate it.

As scary as spiders might look, they desire protection just as any living thing does. Eliminating these safe havens can go a long way. Look around your home’s foundation and exterior walls. Move things like piles of wood and leaves away from the house, as they are like five star hotels for spiders—a protected and productive place for them. If you have bushes and trees close to your home, spiders are likely living in there, too. When tree branches or shrubs come in contact with your home, they present a perfect opportunity for spiders to get onto and into your home. Sufficiently freaked out yet?

Even more important than what sort of terrain they prefer is what they like to eat. Spiders go where bugs are. By addressing an insect problem, you can kill two birds (or bugs, in this case) with one stone. Exterior lighting is a great place to start, as some sources of light attract bugs more than others.

Finally, regular preventative service from a company like Comfort Pest Control can help you to stop your spider problem in its tracks. Our services include power-washing walls and foundation cracks where spiders and other disgusting insects may be nesting, as well as perimeter, peak-to-foundation applications of deterrents that will keep unwanted pests from calling your home their home.

Spiders are fine, just so long as they’re living somewhere else, right? Sure, many of us will admit that our fear of spiders is irrational, but someone still needs to get out there to stop them from getting in. If you’re in Western New York or Pennsylvania, consider hiring Comfort Pest Control of Dunkirk, NY to get the job done the right way, every time.

Comfort Pest Control: Seasonal Maintenance Programs for Ants and Spiders

Seasonal Maintenance for Ants and SpidersDid you ever notice that when the temperature changes in and around the outside of the house Carpenter Ants and Pavement Ants start to appear from all directions in the house and it might be the middle of winter? This means there is a nest inside the structure that has emerged from dormancy which needs attention.

For the home that seems to incur an onslaught of pest activity at certain times of year, a seasonal maintenance program can be the most efficient and effective way to address problem. Ant and spider populations go through natural cycles, especially profound in highly seasonal areas like Western, NY. Seasonal Maintenance Programs allow you to beat pests to the punch, eliminating unwelcome house guests before the situation gets out of control, requiring more drastic measures.

Carpenter Ants and Pavement Ants, the two most common types of ants in Western New York, form mating swarms each year. This occurs sometime between late spring and early summer. After mating, the males die and the queens embark on a search for a good nesting spot. Most are killed in the process, but when a queen survives, she begins laying eggs that will eventually turn into workers. They begin foraging for food, quite possibly in your home, and their numbers continue to grow until the nest dies off for the most part. Ants survive the winter by burying themselves deep underground or, in the worst case, in the wood that makes up your home.

The seasonal activity of spiders is different. Because they are dependent on other insects for food, their populations grow or shrink accordingly. Outdoor spiders tend to reproduce most in the Spring, growing throughout the Summer. At the end of the Summer, the mature offspring, attracted by increased moisture and the prospects of a mate, tend to find their way into the home in larger numbers.

In the cases of both ants and spiders, interrupting their seasonal and reproductive activity can be extremely effective in preventing a home infestation. At Comfort Pest Control, we have an intimate understanding of the behavior of pests, including where to find their source. If you’re in the Western New York or Northwestern Pennsylvania area and need an exterminator to address a pest problem before it gets out of control, contact Comfort Pest Control today.