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Professional Spider Pest Control Los Angeles CA
The spider is one pest humans do not want to encounter in the dark. Or, the day, for that matter. Tens of thousands of people across the globe have “arachnophobia.” The term is utilized to describe spider phobia. Some people do not just fear encountering spiders but stress out just talking about it.
Spiders belong to the “Araneae” order, which is classified as the largest order of arachnids when mites are part of the compilation. arachnologists have successfully identified over 40,000 spider species. The species is comprised of both venomous and non-venomous spiders.
Spiders are unique arthropods, thanks to their web-making capabilities. The arthropod has an abdominal feature that generates natural silk, which is then utilized to made webs of all sizes. The spider utilizes its webs to capture its prey. Reports claim spiders have been known to trap larger prey, such as lizards, frogs, and birds in their webs.
The webs are also utilized by the adult female to house her young. Larger spider webs have been known to hold tens of thousands of baby spiders.
Differentiating between male and female spiders is generally not that difficult. However, you must be willing enough to perform a close-up assessment of the face. The male spider is identified by mouthparts, referred to as “palps.”
Arachnologists believe adult male spiders are more likely to infiltrate the human habitat than their female counterparts. Like most pests, spiders tend to their hiding places behind when the breeding season kicks in. Both male and female spiders emerge from hiding to mate, utilizing their reproductive organs. Spiders are a solitary species, meaning they do not colonize like social insects and rodents. As the breeding season nears an end, the spiders will disperse. Some will return to their webs, while others initiate searches for discrete locations to build new webs.
Do Spiders Pose A Danger To Humans And Animals?
The spider species is a mixture of venomous and non-venomous arthropods. People with arachnophobia view all spiders as dangerous. However, this could not be further from the truth. Non-venomous spiders, which make up about 99 percent of the species, are believed to be completely harmless. However, some people may experience an allergic reaction to non-venomous spider bites. An allergic reaction to a non-venomous spider bite is the result of an immune response to a foreign substance.
The venomous spider, on the other hand, may pose a health risk to humans and animals. When the spider bites, venom is injected into the victim’s body, resulting in an immune response. Some victims report minor allergic reactions, while others report an anaphylaxis reaction. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.
Why Are Spiders Living In My Crawlspace?
Spiders are classified as “occasional invaders,” pests that invade the human habitat on occasion. Whether by accident or on purpose, spiders rarely infiltrate commercial and residential settings. When the arthropod invades the human habitat, it may take days, weeks, or months to be detected. The first sign of spiders is a web, which will most often appear in dark, damp, warm, and discrete locations.
Spiders are more commonly detected indoors in crawlspaces, basements, onsite gyms, saunas, showers, and bathrooms. They can be detected underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks, behind appliances, furniture, and workout equipment, and behind baseboards and floorboards.
What Is The Most Recommended Spider Extermination Strategy For Homes?
Professional spider management is the most recommended by California licensed exterminators. This professional treatment combines an industrial-strength pesticide and routine inspections to deliver maximum results in the shortest duration.
Our inspection process begins in high-risk areas like crawlspaces and basements. The lead exterminator carefully inspects each high-risk area, utilizing a flashlight and safety gear. Accessing crawlspaces can be extremely risky when spiders are involved. Most residential and commercial crawlspaces must be accessed through small openings. The only way to enter and exit these areas is by crawling on the hands and knees.
Gaps between the concrete or mortar surface and the crawlspace vent are the most common access points utilized by spiders. Heating & air conditioning duct passages can also be utilized by spiders to infiltrate basements and crawlspaces. To eliminate these entry points, it is recommended to utilize a waterproof sealant or foam insulation.
Do Spider Pesticides Contain Environmentally Unfriendly Toxins?
Conventional pesticides and insecticides utilize chemicals that have some environmental risks. Thanks to the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Los Angeles exterminators can utilize chemical pesticides with minimal environmental risks. With the proper equipment and techniques, our exterminators can eradicate spiders more efficiently and effectively.
We utilize pressurized tanks and wants, with a 90-degree nozzle to deliver direct contact. This equipment can also reduce the risk of mishaps and unwanted environmental exposure. To further improve the safety of chemical pesticides, our protocol requires all infested properties to be vacated by all occupants. We require all pets to be removed from the property prior to each treatment as well.
Our pest control product line is limited to EPA-approved brands. The EPA requires all manufacturers to obtain approval for their pest control products before entering the American market.
When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Conduct A Spider Inspection?
Consumers interested in our pest control services must submit a verbal or written request to our Los Angeles location. Once customer support receives the service request, a representative will start processing it. Depending on the season – peak season or off-season – it can take up to 48 hours to process your request. During the spider peak season, the process may be extended by an additional 24 or 48 hours.
We offer several treatment options – same-day, emergency, and appointment only. To learn more about these services, you can reach our pest control experts by contacting our Los Angeles location.
What Is The Most Effective Spider Prevention Strategy?
There is no single technique or method effective enough to prevent spiders from infiltrating your home. It is a combination of techniques. Our exterminators can help you devise a spider prevention plan that will offer 100 percent protection. In the meantime, we recommend sealing all entry points with silicone or caulk.