The Pacific Northwest provides us with unprecentdented beauty. However that beauty brings it fair share of spiders. Even though most of the spiders in the Gresham area are harmless you still don’t want them moving into your home.
The spring and summer bring a resurgence of spiders each year. Typically a spray around the exterior of your home and then an inspection and application of pet friendly, child friendly, environmentally friendly treatment completes the treatment and eradicates spider from your home for another year.
Spiders are some of the most unnerving bugs to have in your house, hiding in corners and sometimes seeming freakishly large. But like all pests, they follow predictable patterns and can be managed with a strategic combination of removing their incentive to be in your space along with bait, traps, and sprays to control their populations. Whatever the spider situation you’re dealing with, we will help you manage it quickly and effectively.
|Color||Yellow-brown with a dirty white abdomen with “army sergeant” stripes on the back|
|Length||Female: 3/16 to 5/16 inch|
Male: 1/8 to 3/16 inch
|Appearance||8 legs, large abdomen, varied colors|
|Breeding||House spiders lay their eggs in brownish silken sacs which have a tough papery cover. A female produces up to 17 sacs during her lifetime, each containing approximately 250 eggs. The young spiders remain in the sac until the second molt. They are cannibalistic and often eat one another. They live in the vicinity of the nest until after the second molt when they produce long threads of silk that help them float away much as kites float.|
|Where they live||Spiders survive better in areas with high humidity such as garages, sheds, barns warehouse, etc. Webs are constructed in upper corners, under furniture, around window and door frames, basements, garages, and crawl spaces. Outdoors, webs are built around window and door frames, near lights, and under eaves.|
|Food Source||House spiders feed on a wide variety of insects but especially flies.|
|Behavior Notes||House spiders randomly select sites to construct webs. If the web fails to capture prey, it is abandoned and another is built.|
|Signs of presence||Webs or the presence of egg sacs are the most common telltale signs of spiders|
|Risks||House spiders can pack a painful bite which causes swelling at the site of puncture, but the danger isn’t severe except in the case of allergy. Spider species such as black widows, hobo spiders, and the brown recluse (all of which are smaller in size than the house spider) are three that require immediate medical attention.|
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