Spider Control in Utah
Keep Eight Legged Critters Out of Your Home with Our Spider Removal Service
When most people think of pest control or bug infestations, the first thought that comes to mind is spiders. Spiders are creepy, eight-legged pests that move silently around your home and take up residence in dark corners and behind furniture. Whether or not you happen to come face to face with one, you are still aware of their presence when you clean up their webs, which can be just as unnerving. Luckily, our Utah spider control experts can help you safely and effectively remove them from every corner of your home.
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The Impact of a Spider Infestation
While seeing the evidence of a spider infestation in your home can be unnerving, certain types of infestations can be harmful to you and your family. While many types of spiders are not harmful to humans, there are a few species native to Utah that can be dangerous.
- Black widows: So-called because the female eats the male after mating. They are identified by the large, red hourglass shape on their underbellies and long, spindly, legs on a hairless body. Black widows are generally found in dark corners and are active at night. Bites from the black widow can cause burning, swelling, and weakness and can also be fatal in about 1% of cases.
- Hobo spiders: Hobo spiders like to occupy basements, crawl spaces, and garages. Their presence can be identified by their funnel-shaped webs that they use for hunting. Hobo spider bites are considered medically significant because they can cause necrotic damage to flesh. Recovery from their bites can take as much as six months for damaged tissue to heal.
- Wolf spiders: Wolf spiders look like miniature tarantulas, although they can get as big as 5 inches across. They move quickly along the ground at night to hunt their prey. Wolf spider bites are not dangerous, but they can be very painful and take a few weeks to heal.
How to Keep Spiders Out
Prevention is key to keeping spiders out of your home. Most spiders are attracted to your home as temperatures get colder in the fall, and other bugs try to move inside. Most spiders like to stay out of sight, preferring to hide behind furniture, appliances, or dusty corners.
The first step as a homeowner is keeping spaces clean and tidy to give spiders fewer places to hide.
The second step is routine preventative pest control treatment. Getting routine pest control treatment, especially in the spring and fall, discourages all bugs from coming inside. By keeping other insects out, spiders will be less likely to go inside.
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At Guardian Pest & Lawn, we've been helping home, and business owners, like you, handle all of their pest control issues for more than 15 years. Since we have a passion for being the best, we are continually training our certified technicians to become even better. Our customers love our straightforward pricing and our year-round service so that they never have to deal with pest issues.