Home pest control in Canton Georgia.
The American House Spider is one of the most common spiders we encounter in service work. They tend to start with very small size and number, easily gaining access in a number of ways, such as packages and bags or with potted plants.
Immature spiders are so small, they can, in fact, hitchhike in on virtually anything. The problem comes as the baby spiders mature and have babies of their own. Now your home is filled with larger and many more, creepy- crawly spiders.
UPS and FedEx transport millions of spiders all over the world every year.
Family: Theridiidae, Comb-footed Spiders
Description Male 1/8-1/4″ (4-5 mm), female 1/4″ (5-6 mm). Yellowish brown. Abdomen streaked and splotched with black and gray on sides. Male’s legs orangish; female’s yellow with black bands.
Web: Irregular, made of sticky strands. Webs catch dust as well as prey and are known as cobwebs.
Life Cycle: Female spins pear-shaped brownish silken cocoon around egg mass and hangs it in web. Adult females can live more than a year.
Habitat: Sheltered corners of houses, barns, and other buildings.
Range throughout the United States and Canada.
This spider emerges in darkness to produce webs beneath ceilings or in window frames, taking advantage of every angle to set sticky strands where insects may get caught. Then the spider lies in wait on the part of the web that has an extra layer of silk. If large prey, such as a camel cricket, gets ensnared, the spider throws more silk on it and then pulls it up into the web.
The House spider makes small webs in corners, behind furniture, near windows, in basements, and basically all over your home. They can live almost anywhere.
Most likely by now you are checking your corners and lifting your feet off the floor…just in case. Left untreated, the population can grow to extreme numbers and an airborne treatment may be required to rid your home of these pests.
Spiders can become a real problem, but I have good news. Canton Termite and Pest Control can help. With regular pest control services, we can keep your home free from the threat of spider invasion. Don’t wait for them to multiply!
Give us a call today at 770-479-1598 and ask for a FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office.
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