Eight eyes, eight legs, quick as a bullet. It sounds like something that nightmares are made of, but in fact, thousands of Phoenix area residents are currently suffering from an infestation.
We’re talking about spiders, and if you’re living in Maricopa County, chances are you’ve seen your fair share.
Spiders belong to a massive family, with 35,000 species of the eight-legged pests in the Order Araneae. These creatures are divided into three sub-orders, and 70 separate families. Though biologists believe that there are still more spiders roaming the Earth to be discovered and named, we know for sure there are quite a few unique species roaming the Arizona streets.
Common spiders found in Arizona are:
Additionally, tarantulas are commonly seen in some areas of Phoenix, and the surrounding area of Maricopa county.
Despite being incredibly pesky, many spiders pose no threat to humans and pets. For instance, Wolf Spiders, regardless of their large, frightening size are completely harmless. However, Black Widows and Brown Recluse spiders can pose a serious threat to your health. A bite from a Black Widow is 15 times more venomous than that of a rattlesnake.
When playing with these odds, the best decision you can make to protect yourself and your family is to call a qualified spider pest control specialist to keep you safe.
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.
If these eight-legged nuisances have been wreaking havoc on your home, call the experts at Insectek today. If you’re located in Maricopa County, whether it’s Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale, or the surrounding areas, call today to schedule your appointment, and keep your home safe with Insectek.