Professional Spider Control in Oklahoma
Spider Control OKC- You Only See 25% of Spiders in Your Home
Spider Control for Homeowners
Generally, spider control services only cross homeowners’ minds once it’s too late. One of the top phobias in America is the fear of spiders, and horror films have instilled a reputation of crawly, creepy, and venomous man-eaters.
Moreover, spiders provide natural pest control by catching insects in their webs. However, it doesn’t change the fact that homeowners don’t like them inside the home.
Like many pests, spiders seek out secluded areas not high in traffic, where they build a web to catch their next meal. Unused attics and basements often will see spiders if they have access. Spiders crawl into homes through damaged windows or screens or cracks in the foundation and walls.
Always check boxes or stored clothing before use and shake out clothing if not kept in sealable containers. You should not worry if you see only a few spiders in the living area of your home, and more significant numbers could indicate an infestation on a larger scale.
Usually, spiders aren’t considered by many as an Oklahoma City pest control issue. How many times have you just yelled out for someone or been yelled at by someone to come kill this spider? This is the ultimate DIY project in most homes, just stomp it or hit it with the newspaper. Finding one or two spiders is honestly not a big problem that we need to be called. However, if you keep seeing spiders even after swatting a few here and there, it might be a good idea to let us take a look at the very least.
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Oklahoma Spiders Identification
The facts about spiders are that, except for two small groups, spiders possessing venom are rarely harmful to humans. In all honesty, spiders are essential predators against other insects and pests in check, and their beneficial role far outweighs the hazards posed by the occasional spider bite.
Oklahoma has only two spiders, the brown recluse and black widow, that are considered dangerous. However, numerous spiders throughout the state get mistaken as venomous. Formidable looking and scary, Oklahoma is home to tarantulas, jumping spiders, granddaddy long legs, wolf spiders, garden spiders, and several other species.
Brown Recluse Spider (Fiddleback)
Light tan or dark brown in color, the brown recluse exhibits a violin-shaped dark marking behind the three eyes on the head. Like other insects, the brown recluse is active at night, searching for food. During the day, it hides in quiet places that are quiet.
The brown recluse is not aggressive but will bite when it feels pressured or to defend itself. Most of the time, people get bitten when putting on shoes where the spider is hiding, rolling over on a spider in bed, or cleaning a storage area. People bitten may not realize they have a spider bite for a few hours, while others may have an immediate reaction which is painful. A blister will arise when a brown recluse bites and a large area around the site will swell and become red and hard to touch for several days.
If you suspect a brown recluse has bitten you, schedule a medical professional promptly. Capture the spider for identification when you consult your physician. Brown recluse bites heal slowly over six to eight weeks and can leave a sunken scar.
Black Widow Spider
The female black widow is slightly larger, with an overall length of about 1 1/2 inches. Most notable is a red hourglass-shaped spot on the underside of the belly. Again, the black widow is not naturally aggressive and only bites when disturbed, pressured, or guarding the egg sac.
Considered the most venomous spider in North America, the black widow female spider bite venom creates severe symptoms. Similar to a pinprick, excruciating pain begins in a few minutes and radiates from the point of the bit outward to the arms, legs, chest, and abdomen. Possible symptoms include vomiting, difficulty breathing, profuse sweating, abdominal cramps, and spasms. Unlike the brown recluse, a black widow bite typically heals in a few days. Seek medical help for any spider bite that creates pain and swelling.
Precautionary measures around your home will reduce the likelihood of a spider infestation. Check screens, weather stripping, and caulking around doors and windows to seal any possible cracks are a few ways to prevent spiders from entering. Treating under-roof eaves, ledges, and open-air roofs for patios and porches is an excellent place to start.
Notably, brown recluse spider control is complicated. If commonly seen around the home, we suggest you contact Oklahoma City pest control companies to thoroughly treat all areas of the house. Spider control often requires more than one treatment due to the secluded areas that spiders hide in.
Spider Treatment Procedures
Specifically, we investigate your home inside and out for current problems and potential future issues. Treatment of the perimeter of your home or structure begins with the removal of spiderwebs that are accessible and using the appropriate chemicals. Our service includes checking seals, caulking, and plugging existing cracks and gaps to fortify your home. Inside your home, we treat using family and pet-safe chemicals and follow up regularly. Above all, you will receive a detailed report of our services and recommendations. Spider treatments depend on the size and layout of your home and the situation.