spider control

Spiders are attracted to different environments, and most of these are in your home. So some spiders like the damp and will set up housekeeping in your basement, crawl spaces, walls; in sheds and other damp locations in your home or business. On the other hand, some spiders find attics, closets, boxes for storage; and the corner where a wall meets a ceiling a good place to spin a web. Now most spiders in your home are harmless and eat the insects which sneak into your home. However, some of these spiders are not and can cause problems if you’re bitten. Also, in order to remove a spider infestation and have it done thoroughly, you will have to call a professional exterminator for spider control.

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Spiders have eight legs, two body segments and three or four pairs of eyes. Also, most spiders even with four pairs of eyes have poor vision. Additionally, spiders don’t have a chewing mouthpart. They use digestive enzymes which are in their saliva to liquefy their prey before consuming it by their mouths. This is because a spider’s stomach is too narrow to swallow large pieces of food. Now spiders are almost all predators, feeding on insects, prey they can subdue and even other spiders. Too, they spin a silk which is adhesive, elastic and strong. With this silk, they spin webs and make egg sacs. Ground dwelling spiders will line their dwelling area with silk. Too, webs are different in size and shape according to the species. So some webs are orb shaped, some are shaped like funnels, some webs are free style and some are very orderly.


Some of the common spiders that bite humans are:

  • Widow spiders: This spider comes in four species, the southern black widow, the northern black widow, the red widow and the brown widow. While not aggressive biters, their venom can cause serious medical issues.
  • Recluse spiders: There are 11 species of recluse spiders which live in the United States. Between Nebraska and Ohio; and south between Texas and Georgia, the Loxpsceles reclusa lives. All the species are considered non-aggressive, but their bite will cause necrotic skin lesions.
  • Hobo spiders: The Hobo spiders bite is very similar to the brown recluse and can cause tissue necrosis.
  • Yellow sac spiders: These are a nighttime hunting spider. They actually search for prey instead of catching it in a web. So if you’re gardening or around a yellow spider location and disturb it, you may get bitten. The bite of these spiders are very painful.
  • Wolf spiders: The bite of a wolf spider doesn’t cause much of a medical issue and feels like a bee sting.
  • Common house spiders: This is the type of spider usually found in houses, and its bite doesn’t cause a medical issue.

There are some people who are allergic to spider bites though and need to seek medical attention immediately if bitten regardless of the kind.


Spiders can get into your home or business by climbing in through windows or doors which are screened poorly. Or, they can climb in through a crack around the windows or door frames. Another way they can come into a house or business is by hitchhiking on people; inside boxes or anything brought in from the outside. Spiders come into your home or business looking for prey.


Many people find that over the counter remedies like spider traps and repellents don’t really work. So when you end up with a spider infestation, you need to call a professional in for spider control. Now here at General Pest Control, we’ll send out an expert spider exterminator who knows the habits of the species invading your home or business. Further, our professional will know what type of spider extermination program to recommend for your needs and implement it.

If you have a spider control problem in Tappan, NY, or Theills, NY, or anywhere within the surrounding Rockland County area; call us. We can help!

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