Spiders are arachnids who are close relatives of scorpions, ticks and mites. Spiders generally have eight legs and six to eight eyes. Their life expectancy is of around one to two years. There are thousands of species found in Canada but only a few are actually a health threat. In fact, they play vital role in controlling the growth of other pests and insects by feeding on them.
Types of Spiders
Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders are distinguished from other spiders from their red hourglass shape below the abdomen. They are called widow spiders because of the myth that they devour their male partner after mating.
Brown Recluse Spiders
These spiders are dark brown in color and have a violin shape scar on the back. They are typically not dangerous but respond swiftly to threats.
Common Household Spiders
Common house spiders are commonly found in residential settings. They create nuisance for residents by creating lost of webs to catch prey and other insects.
Jumping spiders have the ability to jump and catch their prey. They have 300 species across US and can create a lot of nuisance if found indoors.
Long-bodied Cellar Spiders
These spiders are well-known as daddy-long-legs and habitat in damp and dark areas. They have 20 species across US.
These spiders are chase and hunt their prey. Thus, called wolf spiders. They are not dangerous but will surely bother you. They have 100 species in the US.
The treatment begins with complete attic dusting to eliminate all the potential spider infestation areas. Residual spray is applied around the baseboards and window frames. Aerosol is sprayed onto the ceiling cracks. While the treatment children below six and pregnant women must vacate the place for at-least 24 hours.
Insecticides for Spiders
- Delta Dust (deltamethrin) – It is an odorless and colorless mixture that severely attack on the nervous system of the spiders leading to their death.
- Tri-Die silica gel – It is a professional pesticide, applied under or behind the attics or basements, electrical outlet and cracks etc. It deeply penetrates into the surface causing residual effect.
Home Spider Extermination
Spraying an aerosol solution on spiders directly can be an effective treatment.
Spiders usually hide at secret corners and in between the unseen cracks, dust puffed into such secret areas can kill the spiders or make them vacate the place.
Sealing the exterior openings and cracks can prevent the entry of spiders into your home. Apply residual dust to avoid any future entry of spiders.
Spiders infestation is possible in and around your home. Pestex.ca provide effective solutions to control and prevent the spider exposure to Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton & Milton residents. We ask the people and pets to remain out of treated area at-least for 4 hours.