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An Introduction To Spider
It’s hairy, it walks on eight legs, it has six protruding eyes, it does bite, and it has extremely intimidating fangs that match that of Dracula’s. When you look at everything the spider physically is and offers, it should be more than easy to see why it is one of the most intimidating insects in the world. Some people have general, innate phobias of these pests, and it’s more than easy to understand why. However, spiders usually aren’t as bad as most people believe.
Coming from the Araneae family, these pests are classified as arthropods and can be classified into 40,000 different species. With their ability to extrude silk from their abdomens and inject their unsuspecting hosts with venom, these are easily one of the most unique insects in the world. Most people know that spiders build webs to trap prey, but they don’t know they are capable of trapping prey as large as birds and lizards. The spider is a pretty ingenious insect when you sit down and consider all things.
These insects are also extremely communal and can live with as many as 50,000 other members at a time. Not something you’d want to encounter. Our clients should realize that most clients prefer living alone. At the very least, the spider in your home will likely be alone. Luckily, spiders that are in the home are a mistake most of the time, which you’ll learn more about later. The general species of spiders only live for two years, but some unique breeds can live for 25 years.
It is the females of the species that are much larger than their counterparts, but far less intimidating because their fangs tend to be much shorter. They still have eight legs and six eyes and are extremely hairy, so they still give off quite a frightening appearance. Regardless of the gender or species, you’ll want to remove them from your home right away.
Are Spiders Dangerous
You’ve no doubt heard a horror story or two about spiders. You might have heard of someone getting bitten while walking, hiking, or gathering wood from a woodpile. You might have heard of a child getting attacked on his playset outside. These are all possible scenarios, but what most people don’t realize is that spider bites are usually 99 percent of the time defensive. In addition to this, they are 99 percent of the time considered harmless.
So, why all the horror stories? Why are people so scared of these insects? Their physical appearance does a pretty good job of intimidating people, but some species can be extremely dangerous. Take the brown recluse, for example. It is easily one of the deadliest insects on earth. A single bite could potentially lead to death. Not all spiders are venomous, but most people aren’t willing to take the chance to find out. who could blame them? Since there are immense risks involved, it is best to team up with an exterminator to deal with the problem.
Why Do I Have Spiders In My Home?
You heard it mentioned earlier that if a spider was in the home, it was likely by accident. This is indeed true! If you spot a spider in your home, it is more than likely male, and it is more than likely there looking for a female to mate with. These insects do feed on other insects, so they could have tracked an unsuspecting insect into the home. Spiders tend to invade homes to search for food, shelter, and water.
How Do I Get Rid Of Spiders?
Keeping spiders out of your home starts with getting them off your property. Of course, this is something we cannot recommend in good conscience for a homeowner to try on his or her own because of the potential for bites. Most spider bites are defensive, but we cannot guarantee you trying to remove them from the property wouldn’t come off as threatening. Therefore, the situation is best left to a professional. Be sure to choose someone with the experience of handling these pests in the safest and most effective manner possible.
There are, however, some things you can do! You can start by removing rocks, woodpiles, compost piles, and other sheltering locations away from the property Be sure to store these items further away from the home and at least a foot off the ground. Be careful when tackling these piles because they could be infested with spiders. If this is the case, you’ll want to get us on the phone. In addition to this, you can fill in cracks and crevices of the foundation of your home, seal doors and crawlspace openings, eliminate moisture buildup around the property, and be sure you don’t have other insect problems.
It is impossible to keep all of them out. Therefore, it is wise to be ready to contact us.
When Can Help Arrive?
Because we are one of the preferred pest management providers in Wichita, we stay busy. One of the reasons we are so busy is because we are willing to make exceptions when needed. We will make exceptions for you as well. All you must do is pick up the phone give us a call and we will get someone out to the property within 24 to 48 hours. We do, however, have emergency specialists available when they are needed. Whatever the situation is, you can always feel free and open to calling our offices.