Spider Solutions for Home & Business Owners
Spiders are some of the least desired houseguests we encounter. Generally found lurking in dark dry parts of your property, spiders tend to be reclusive when it when it comes to people. While these creepy-crawly pests are not typically aggressive unless threatened, their unsettling appearance and quick movements make them a more than unwelcome surprise.
Most spiders we encounter, such as house spiders and daddy longlegs, are relatively harmless. While they all have venom, it is not strong enough to cause any significant harm. There are several species found in New Jersey, however, that can be quite dangerous, such as the black widow and brown recluse.
Effective Spider Control in New Jersey
If spiders are starting to overrun your home or business, contact the professionals at Amco Pest Solutions! We have been providing effective spider control for the people and businesses of New Jersey since 1935. Our highly trained spider control experts have the tools, experience, and knowledge to keep these creepy pests out of your home or business all season long!
Conducive Conditions for Spiders
Most yards and outdoor spaces provide the perfect environment for spiders to thrive. Spiders hide and hunt for prey in tall grasses, gardens, shrubs, bushes, and woodpiles. They also like to hide on our homes behind shingles, shutters, and under roof eaves.
While they prefer to live outside, spiders will find their way indoors while hunting or when looking for a safe, secluded place to lay their eggs. After moving inside, spiders hide and build webs under furniture, in basements, closets, attics, under cabinets, and in other quiet, secluded spots.
Spider Identification & Habits
Spiders make up the largest groups of arachnids. They all have eight legs and two body segments, lacking wings and antennae. You can find spiders living in a variety of environments. They are predators, feeding on nuisance insects, flies, moths, and other spiders. They help to control nuisance and dangerous insect populations. Some species create burrows to hide in and hunt from, chasing down their prey, while others spin webs they use to rest in or to catch their prey.
The most common species we encounter are house spiders. House spiders have an elongated abdomen and are usually a yellowish-brown color. Many will have darker stripes on their body and legs that meet at an angle. House spiders build webs to catch their prey. If a web yields no prey, they will abandon it and build a new one. This habit causes them to become a nuisance inside of a home as they are constantly building and abandoning their webs. While they do have venom, it is not strong enough to pose any risk to people.
Spider Prevention Tips
Spiders spend most of their lives outside, living in parks, fields, wooded areas, and our yards. Those that build webs usually place them in areas of dense vegetation, on buildings, along fence lines, and in trees. Those that burrow, do so under rocks, woodpiles, fallen trees, and other protected areas. To make your property less attractive to spiders, use the following easy-to-execute prevention tips:
- Remove excess debris and clutter from your property that spiders will use as hiding spots.
- Cut back overgrown trees, shrubs, and bushes away from your home’s exterior.
- Keep spiders out of your home by making sure window and door screens are intact and place weather-stripping around doors.
- Seal up entry points in your foundation, exterior walls, and the roofline of your home.
- Replace your home’s white outdoor lights with yellow lights that are less attractive insects; the fewer insects you have on your property, the fewer number of spiders.
- Inside, quickly wipe away spider webs that you find in your home.
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