Spider Pest Control Process
Seeing just one or two spiders in your home is one thing, but seeing multiple every day is often an indicator of a larger infestation. Pratt’s spider removal specialists will:
- Identify the type of spider(s) in your property.
- Conduct a full property inspection that includes the yard, attached and detached structures, driveway, and home.
- Directly treat spider nests outside of your foundation to protect your home during the warmer months.
- Physically remove webs from the outside and inside of your home.
- Seal small common entry points if they are contributing to the infestation.
- Place sticky traps on the interior to monitor activity.
- Create a full spider removal report describing the treatment and how you can protect your home from further infestations.
When to Call for Spider Removal
As scary as they look, most spiders are completely harmless. However, there are a few that, if seen, require the help of a spider exterminator to remove. The three types to keep an eye out for include:
- Black widow: Commonly found in the southern United States, these easily identifiable spiders are also found in Washington. With a red hourglass shape on their abdomen, female black widows can be aggressive if directly threatened.
- Hobo spider: These aggressive house spiders are commonly found in dark hidden areas in or around the home. They’re best identified by their funnel-shaped webs and, while they prefer to not cross paths with humans, may bite when directly threatened.
- Brown recluse spider: These feared spiders are not native to the Pacific Northwest; if they are seen, it’s likely they hitched a ride from somewhere else. Brown recluses will bite if threatened, which can cause a stinging sensation and intense pain.