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GOOD NEWS!  You already have the means at your disposal for the most effective methods for spider management.  Spiders, especially the black widow and the brown recluse, love to live where they are not disturbed.  Follow the items outlined below and you will disturb them into finding another place to live while you enjoy all the benefits of your home.

  • Notify us of the problem when you schedule your service.
  • Vacuum interior areas regularly around and under furniture, behind draperies and blinds, in corners and 'hidden' cubbyholes.
  • Eliminate (or frequently move) boxes and other stored treasures in closets and attics.
  • Wash down the exterior of your home and landscaping with a light soap (like dish soap) and water solution.  (Do not use a citrus-based soap which may harm plants.)
  • Remove their favorite habitats in unused stacks of lumber, bricks, blocks, bark or other materials.
  • Treat severe problem areas indoors around baseboards and surface areas.
  • Treat severe problem areas outdoors around eaves, doorways, windows and ledges.

*** They cannot reproduce if they cannot feed! ***

Black Widow (left) and Brown Recluse
Black Widow spider Brown Recluse spider

Did you know?

The "Daddy Longlegs" (also known a "Harvestmen") is not a true spider.  It  actually belongs to the order of "Opiliones" with a one-part body and only two eyes.   It is not harmful to humans.

Daddy Longlegs

Basic Spider Facts
  • There are nearly 40,000 species of spiders worldwide and about 3,800 in the US.
  • Spiders range in size from small enough to balance comfortably on the tip of a pencil to almost 14 inches in diameter.
Spider Silk
  • Spider silk is one of the strongest natural fibers known.
  • Bridge builders have studied spider webs because of their remarkable ability to absorb tension.
Spider Venom
  • Components of spider venom show promise in medical research, including areas of Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease and even possibly preventing permanent brain damage in stroke victims.
  • There is no correlation between the size of the spider and the degree of venom potency.
Strange But True
  • Little Miss Muffet was a real person.  Her name was Patience Muffet and she was the daughter of Thomas Muffet - a late 16th and early 17th century entomologist.
  • Aristotle advocated swallowing a spider ever day as a means of staying healthy.

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