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Professional Spider Pest Control New York City NY

The spider is a member of the “Araneae” order, within the “Arachnida” order. The arthropod has four sets of legs, between 6 and 8 eyes, and unique mouthparts. What makes the spider’s mouthparts so unique is they transition into fangs, which have various purposes. The fangs play an important role in the live of a spider. The arthropod relies on its fangs to fight off predatory insects and birds, feed, and other purposes.

In addition to the fangs, spiders have physical characteristics that generate silk. The arthropod utilizes its spun silk to create webs of varying sizes. The spider web is utilized to capture insects, birds, lizards, rats, and other pests. Social spiders create “communal” webs to house other social spiders.

The silk is also utilized to create sacs to store the female’s eggs.

All species of spiders are venomous, some more than others. Two of the most venomous and dangerous spider species in North America include the brown recluse and the black widow. Evidence reveals venom from the black widow is 15 times more powerful than venom from the rattlesnake.

In control environments, the spider can survive up to 25 years. Differentiating between male and female spiders is generally not that difficult. Well, it may not be difficult for those who do not fear the spider. But, for people with “arachnophobia,” spider phobia, the mere sight of a spider is extremely frightening.

The male spider is generally smaller than its female counterpart. In some species, the male spider is dramatically smaller than the female. Another major difference between the two spider genders is a pair of appendages that create the “palp.” Only the male has a palp, which is located in close vicinity to the male spider’s mouth. The male spider relies on its palp for taste and touch.

There are small-, medium-, and large-sized spiders. There are solid black, multi-colored, tan, dark brown, furry, and hairless spiders.

Why Are Spiders Living In My Basement?

Spiders are drawn to dark, warm, and damp environments. However, most species of spiders can acclimate to nearly all environments. In fact, some species live in subpolar oceanic climates like Iceland.

Unlike some insect and rodent species, spiders only occasionally infiltrate (invade) residential and commercial establishments. The arthropods could be foraging for food and accidentally end up in your basement or crawlspace. There is no doubt, arthropods are an unsightly discovery in residential settings. This definitely applies to arachophobiacs.

Do Spiders Pose A Danger To Humans And Animals?

As previously mentioned, all spiders are venomous, some more than others. Highly venomous spiders do not a danger to humans and animals. Spider bites generally result in a minor allergic reaction, with a few exceptions. Only 1 percent of spider bites result in a severe allergic reaction. If not properly treated, the spider bite will transition into a skin infection and necrosis, death of tissue. On rare occasions, systemic toxicity is reported and death.

In the United States, over 3 million reports of spider bites are reported each year. Treatment may last between 2 days and 2 weeks or longer in severe cases.

What Is The Most Effective And Safest Spider Management Solution?

New York City consumers have two spider management treatments to choose from. Professional spider control can be customized to deliver 100 percent effectiveness in both mild to severe spider infestations. Do-it-yourself spider management is limited to mild cases, which is unfortunate because it is the only option available over the counter.

DIY pest control utilizes over-the-counter spider bait, which is the lowest potency available. Professional spider management utilizes an industrial-strength spider bait, the highest potency only available to licensed exterminators and pest control contractors.

To combat a spider infestation, you need to know where the nests are located. Spiders tend to build their nests in congested, dark, warm, and damp areas. In the natural habitat, spider nests can be found under firewood and lumber piles, rock formations, and lawn furniture.

In the human habitat, spider nests can be found in crawlspaces, basements, and attics. The nests can also be found underneath clutter, kitchen sinks, and appliances.

Does Spider Bait Contain Ingredients Harmful To The Environment?

Conventional spider bait does contain ingredients that may pose environmental risks. Fortunately, it is possible to eliminate or minimize these risks. Heeding the manufacturer’s recommendations is just one example. Investing in only brands approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency “EPA”. The EPA is a government entity that oversees the production of all pest control products within the American borders.

We also recommend taking extra precautions to protect young children and pets when administering spider bait and other pest control products. Our exterminators never treat human-occupied homes. Customer support.

Is It Difficult To Request A Free Spider Management Consultation?

No, reach out to our New York City customer support to schedule your free consultation. Our days of operation are Monday through Friday and some weekends. We work extended hours to bring high-quality pest control services to New York City consumers. Our extermination team has several decades of combined experience in the New York pest control industry.

We can process your service request within 24 and 48 hours hours.

What Is The Most Effective Spider Prevention Strategy?

The best and only way to prevent a future spider infiltration is to remove their access points into your home. Access points could be something as small as a gap between a window frame and a pane of glass. It is crucial to remove all access points by filling them with a waterproof sealant.

Since spiders are drawn to clutter in their natural habitats and human habitats, it is crucial to tidy up in and around your home. Donate all unused items to a local thrift store or nonprofit organization. Do whatever is necessary to declutter your home to fight against a spider infestation.

Are Brown Recluse Spiders Found In New York City?

There is no evidence that proves the brown recluse spider is living in New York City. While there have been reported sightings, none of the sightings have been validated. Entomologists encourage New York City residents to share their brown recluse spider experiences via social media.

More research is needed to determine if the brown recluse spider species has made its way to New York. In the meantime, you can keep your property and family safe by being knowledgeable about the brown recluse:

It is possible to create and maintain a spider-free home. However, it will take the joint effort of every occupant of the home to achieve success. We highly recommend taking advantage of our spider inspection if spiders are detected in your home. We can help you identify the spider species overtaking your home.

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