The Pacific Northwest provides us with unprecedented beauty. However, that beauty brings its fair share of spiders. Even though most of the spiders are harmless, you still don’t want them moving into your home.
The spring and summer bring a resurgence of spiders each year. We recommend spraying around the exterior of your home and then, to eradicate spiders from your home for another year, an inspection and treatment that is:
Most people find it unsettling to discover spiders lurking in their homes or office buildings.
With a proven approach, OIRC can eliminate these creatures from your space using a combination of bait, traps, and sprays.
Let us help you manage your spider situation quickly and effectively!
OIRC exterminators are skilled at managing spider problems. Here are a few facts that may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
|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.|
Spiders find themselves in need of a new home after landscape or gardening projects. More spiders may appear in your home or business if you have recently spruced up your landscape.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is here for all your residential and commercial spider control needs in East Multnoma County and Clackamas County.
In addition to professional treatments, here are a few things you can do to keep spiders out of your home or business:
Typically, you are not in danger if you spot a spider lurking. They’re actually a beneficial species, although most people prefer them to stay outdoors!
It’s natural to find the occasional spider in your home or office, but if you feel you are finding too many spiders, that may be an indication that you have another pest problem. If spiders abound, there is likely a food source nearby. Call OIRC today to schedule an evaluation to see how we can help!