Getting Rid of Spiders
Anyone who has lived in Washington knows that Spiders are frequent visitors of our homes, offices, and gardens. During the late Summer and early Fall, Spiders make an appearance in large numbers. They can often be found in moist, dark areas such as crawl spaces, window wells, or basements. Control is best achieved by mitigating the general insect population. Sunrise offers a quarterly pest maintenance service, All Pest Protection, that includes general pest control and web sweeping to help limit Spider activity.
Western Washington is home to a variety of different types of Spiders. These eight-legged arachnids feed on insects, mites, and small animals. They’re considered beneficial, and help control insects that would otherwise be harmful in larger numbers. The two most common types of Spiders in Western Washington are the Hobo Spider and the Domestic House Spider. Despite popular belief, the Brown Recluse and Black Widow are not native to this part of the state, and are very rarely found.
Many species of Domestic House Spider and Hobo Spider belong to the genus Tegenaria. Spiders in this genus generally thrive in dark, damp places such as basements, crawl spaces, or window wells. They are capable of surviving for several months without food or water. Young Spiders in this genus hatch in May or June, and have roughly a 2-year lifespan. However, females can live for up to 3 years or more.
End spider problems in 3 easy steps.
Step 1 Inspection
Inspect and Identify
When your Technician arrives for your service, they will inspect the perimeter, eaves, and crawl space for spider hotspots, conducive conditions, environmental factors, as well as other potential pest problems.
Spiders are often drawn to areas with lots of insect activity, which is why our Spider treatment takes care of other general pests, too.
Step 2 Initial Treatment
Your Technician will complete a sweep for reachable Spider webs and eggs. They will also apply a biodegradable control material above doors and windows, along the perimeter of the foundation, and around the eaves. If you have a crawl space, we will treat that, too.
This treatment acts as a barrier against general insect and pest activity, eliminating the Spiders’ food source and preventing them from infesting. We cannot guarantee that each Spider in the adjacent area will be treated, nor would we want to do that, as they are considered beneficial. However, the decrease in activity will be significant.
Step 3 All Pest Protection
Prevention and Maintenance
All Pest Protection is a quarterly maintenance service aimed to prevent infestations of general pests such as Ants, Rodents, Bees, and other insects. We come out on a 3-month rotation to provide an exterior perimeter spray where the home and foundation meet, spot treat around doors and windows for activity, sweep reachable webs and Spider egg sacs, and maintain Rodent Bait Stations (secured, locked, black plastic boxes) on the exterior of the home to mitigate outside Rodent populations.
All Pest Protection (APP) also can include various warranties for general pests, which are established after the Initial Inspection and Treatment. Once you get started, each quarterly service is only $109 before tax. Should your house be overrun by Fleas, Bees, or Spiders, or any of the pests eligible under your warranty, all you would have to do is give us a call. We’ll dispatch a Technician to complete a pest-specific treatment at no cost to you under your APP Warranty.