Spiders

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What Is A Spider?

Spiders belong to the Araneae order, and spiders are arthropods. While spiders have eight legs, they can have six or eight eyes. They have distinctive fangs that inject venom. Spiders can be found all around the world with more than 40,000 species. Spiders can extrude silk from their stomach and use this technique to create webs. Their webs are later used to capture prey. The spider’s diet will depend on the spider species you’re dealing with.

Bigger species can easily consume birds and lizards. Some spider species are social meaning they can live together in communities of 50,000 spiders. In nature, most spiders will survive up to two years. When living in a protected environment, they’ll survive up to 25 years. Adult female spiders are bigger than adult male spiders. Males are easy to recognize because they have larger fangs.

When spiders are going in your home, you’re dealing with a male spider. During the breeding season, male spiders will begin looking for mates. As a result, they may enter your home. Spiders are common in Richmond, so you’ll likely encounter them at some point.

Are Spiders Dangerous?

Most people are worried that spiders are dangerous. Ultimately, some are. However, consumers should know that not all spiders are dangerous. Research has shown that 99% of spider bites are harmless. There is a risk that you’re going to experience systemic toxicity or necrotic wounds after being bitten by a spider. In some rare cases, a spider bite can lead to death. The biggest concern is the fact that spiders will release venom into their victims. Most spiders in Richmond aren’t dangerous, but getting rid of them immediately is recommended.

Why Do I Have Spiders?

Ultimately, you’ll never know why spiders have entered your home. They might be looking for food or shelter. Male spiders may enter your home because they’re looking for a female mate.

How Can I Get Rid Of Spiders? Should I Call An Exterminator?

If you want to remove the spiders from your home, you may need to start by reducing the spider population outside. Get rid of rock piles, woodpiles, and compost piles since spiders will use them for nesting purposes. Eliminating their nesting sites will convince them to leave your property. Also, fill in all cracks and gaps around your home to stop spiders from entering. Check your doors and winds. Use caulk or sealant to seal all gaps so spiders won’t be able to freely enter your home.

Is Your Spider Treatment Safe?

We strive to provide our clients with safe spider treatments. Our exterminators will use natural products to get rid of the spiders quickly and safer. We prefer not to use conventional products, but they might be necessary. If this is the case, our exterminator will follow strict guidelines and only use the necessary amount. Rest assured knowing we only use EPA-registered products. If you need to leave your home, our exterminator will let you know.

When Can Your Exterminator Begin?

Our exterminators are eager to begin helping you. Contact our office so we can schedule an appointment immediately. We’ll reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.

Can I Prevent Spider Infestations In The Future?

It may be impossible to prevent spiders from entering your building. To reduce the risks, start by reducing the spider population outside. Furthermore, keep your home clean and tidy. If you can eliminate their nesting places, you’ll be able to keep them away. Once you’ve removed spiders from your home, get rid of the spider webs. If you can’t tackle the problem alone, contact us.

Are Brown Recluse Spiders In Richmond?

Many residents are worried about recluse spiders. These spiders are incredibly dangerous, but they shouldn’t be an issue in Virginia. It is uncommon for brown recluse spiders to be found in this area. Below, you will learn more about brown recluse spiders to put your mind at ease.

  • Brown recluse spiders are not common in Richmond.
  • These spiders often enter homes after traveling on shipment boxes.
  • They can survive in Richmond if they make it to your area.
  • Brown recluse spiders are timid, so they’re not going to approach humans.
  • These spiders usually do not travel from one house to another.
  • You can use various products to remove these spiders from your home.
  • Don’t be afraid of brown recluse spiders. As long as you’re careful, you shouldn’t get bit.
  • Contact us to learn how to deal with the problem rapidly.

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