Spider Pest Control in Phoenix, Arizona
Eight Eyes, Eight Legs, Quick as a Bullet.
In Arizona, spiders are active year-round because the state maintains the perfect climate for them to live comfortably. They’re sneaky and good at hiding, and they are easy to miss. Spiders hide in cracks and crevices, dark corners, clutter, and pretty much anywhere else they can go without being seen.
Arizona’s Most Popular Spiders
The brown recluse is most commonly found in the southern and central states. Unlike other spiders, the brown recluse doesn’t spin a web and prefers to live in snug and dark places like a pile of firewood or a cardboard box.
They’re infamous for their venomous bite that destroys blood vessels, nerves, and skin tissue. The longer a brown recluse hangs out in your home, the more time they have to lay eggs and increase their population. Due to their venom posing a danger to both people and pets, it’s good to get rid of a brown recluse if you spot it.
Black widows are, unfortunately, very common in Arizona. Like a brown recluse, a bite from a black widow can cause serious harm to the nervous system. It’s recommended that you seek medical attention after being bitten by one of these girls – yes, only the female bites. Male black widows are harmless and can be differentiated from females by their lack of red hourglass markings.
Black widows prefer tight, dry, and dimly lit environments and are prone to bite if you accidentally press your skin up against one in your bed, on a couch, or when putting your shoes on.
Like the black widow, wolf spiders are venomous and common in Arizona but aren’t necessarily dangerous to humans.
These fuzzy insects got their name because of their similar hunting patterns to wolf packs. They tend to avoid people but will bite if they feel threatened or you accidentally come into contact with one.
A bite from a wolf spider can cause an allergic reaction and is comparable to the pain and danger of a bee sting.
Spotting a wolf spider in the home can point to a greater infestation issue as they are commonly lured by their food supply of smaller insects.
Are Spiders Harmful?
Almost all spiders are venomous, but not all of them are deadly. The bites of most spiders found in Arizona cause only mild reactions. The exceptions are bites from black widow and brown recluse spiders, which can be fatal to humans. If you suspect a black widow or a brown recluse has bitten you, seek medical attention immediately.
Why Are Spiders Around Your Home?
- A good food source might lead spiders into your home. They enjoy common household pests such as roaches, mosquitoes, and flies.
- Spiders enter through windows, doors, and cracks or gaps in your foundation.
- Weather conditions can drive spiders inside. They’ll seek shelter from the rain and extreme temperatures.
- Leaves, woodpiles, and other clutter outside of your home can serve as a staging ground, providing easy access for spiders to come inside.
Trusted Spider Control Solutions
Trying to rid yourself of arachnids can be a tricky situation. Spiders feed upon other insects, so if they’re presenting themselves in large numbers it’s most likely because they’ve found a plentiful food source. Likewise, during chillier months, they will seek shelter in warm places. This is why you will often find spiders spinning webs by light sources, by plants that collect sunlight, and on window frames.
Though you might be brave enough to squish a few with a paper towel or handy shoe, an infestation of spiders can be dangerous. At Insectek, we will fully inspect your home for any possible points of entry for spiders, as well as evidence of other pest activity. After detailing a plan of action, tailored to fit your home and needs, we will apply an organic or EPA-approved product, depending on your preference.
Our highly trained specialists will save you the gruesome squishing-duty, and provide you with a safe, venom-free living space. To remain cautious against the threat of dangerous spider activity, consider enrolling in our Insectek 365 Pest Prevention Program. Your spider control specialist will routinely return to your space on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis to assure you and your loved ones stay spider-free. Be sure to check out our Homeowner’s complete Pest Control guide for more tips and help.
Insectek is a locally owned and operated pest control company, serving the Metropolitan Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert areas. With two decades of combined experience, we know a thing or two about the rodents and insects you fear creeping into your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what kind of pest control service I need?
At Insectek we employ the highest moral and ethical standards for treatments, and therefore we do not recommend anything our customers do not need. Instead we focus on understanding the pest activity and pest tolerance of a client before making a recommendation. As your locally owned, operated and vested pest control exterminator experts, we believe earning your business based on what you need, and not what we want to try and sell you instead, will keep your loyalty, trust and business for years to come. Try out our recommendation app below to find out what kind of service is best for you.
Why do I still see bugs here and there when I have an exterminator service?
Insects have been roaming the earth for millions of years and therefore have a tremendous advantage on us humans. They have mastered the art of staying alive under harsh conditions, and are very adept at making sure their offspring do too. The pest control products that are available to professionals, like the Phoenix pest control exterminators at Insectek, have to balance the important task of eliminating as many pests as possible—while at the same time making sure they are safe for you, your family and of course your pets. Therefore, the exterminator team at Insectek Pest Solutions utilizes the best and safest products available, but in most cases cannot treat every single pest with one pass of the wand.
Are the products your exterminator uses safe for my family and pets?
The products on the market our exterminator technicians use in your home undergo rigorous research, development and testing first at the manufacturer level, then at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and finally, in many cases through the State Department of Agriculture. Even with this multiple layer system it is important to have an educated understanding of, and conservative respect for the pest control products that are applied in and around your home. In most cases, a person or pet should stay out the treated area until the pest control solution is dry. Our Phoenix pest control and exterminator team will provide you with a detailed service report that states the name of each product used, as well as where it was applied. If you ever have any questions about a specific product we used, please reach out to us so that labels and material data safety sheets can be provided.
What is considered a “green” pest control treatment?
A green or organic pest control treatment is any treatment that uses a naturally occurring, non-synthetically altered or enhanced pesticide. These products are usually botanical, and they have proven to be quite effective overall. However, they do sometimes lack the residual power of synthetic versions that have been created by scientists in laboratories.
What are the most dangerous pests in Arizona?
There are many dangerous pests in Arizona that not only cause painful bites and stings, but also that can pass on dangerous diseases. These pests include scorpions, black widows, brown recluse spider, ticks, fleas, assassin bugs and rodents. The Phoenix pest control exterminator team at Insectek is very knowledgeable and experienced where these pests, and many others indigenous to Arizona are concerned.
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Our team works to protect Arizonan homes and businesses from daily nuisances to the most destructive pests, including: