Many people have an inherent fear of spiders making spiders a particular nuisance in the home.
They are attracted to warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents, and in the eaves of your home.
Some spider species prefer to stay closer to the outdoors, weaving their webs in your barn, garden or near your outside lighting. Most spiders are a nuisance primarily because of their webbing.
Thankfully, none of the species harmful to humans occur naturally in Canada. Globally, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spider are considered dangerous and can cause considerable medical concern. The bite of most spiders has little to no effect on people and are likened to a bee sting producing localized swelling at the site of the bite wound; while a few others are of minor medical importance.
Worldwide there are more than 35,000 species of spiders. Spiders span a wide range of sizes and colors, yet they are all easily recognizable by their eight legs. Spiders are often beneficial because they eat many types of insects, including those that are pests inside and outside of our structures.
The most common species of spiders that can be found entering your home are:
Spiders usually enter homes in the autumn due to their search for a warm place to spend the winter. The following is a list that can help to prevent and get rid of spider problems in and around your home:
Although many homeowners attempt getting control with do it yourself spider control remedies the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can easily become large problems and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.
At Rentokil Pest Control, we pride ourselves on fast, responsive service every day. We are always available for any emergency pest concerns that may develop and all appointments are scheduled at times that suit your schedule, not ours.
Call Rentokil Pest Control Canada on 1-888-931-8881 for further spider advice or to arrange a visit by an expert, licensed, Rentokil technician.