As far as spiders go, the stereotypes about Australia are pretty accurate. We have some of the deadliest, meanest, scary-looking spiders to ever crawl on the face of the Earth. Even our common garden spiders resemble deadly beasts hell-bent on using you as a vessel and healthy snack for their progeny.
To make matters worse, many of them don’t just look scary – some of the most dangerous spiders in the world may be lurking inside or around your home. They’re not always easy to spot and they can infest your home without you even realizing it.
The good news is, pest control solutions have undergone significant breakthroughs in the degree of pesticide effectiveness in recent years. Sprays have gotten powerful enough to deal with spiders at a high level of success. Let’s have a look at how spider control is done.
How is Spider Control Conducted
Spider control effectiveness heavily relies on direct contact with the creatures. Hence, one of the things you need to do in order to prepare for the technicians’ arrival is to declutter your yard (in case there is any clutter). If the technician has a hard time identifying the target and tracking the source of the infestation, it will prove more challenging to deal with it.
When you’re decluttering, be extra careful. Some spiders are very territorial and they will bite you if they think you’re messing with their home. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?
Decluttering has an added benefit of keeping the little creeps away after the treatment. Most spider species love places to hide. Once they don’t have anywhere to hide, they will not have a reason to stick around your property and will look for another place they deem safer. Their instincts about that are very strong about this.
Once the technician locates and identifies the spiders, they will spray them with pesticides that will bring an end to your arachnid nightmares. This is where it can get dangerous as some spiders won’t go down without a fight. However, the technicians are trained to deal with this threat proficiently and diligently, so there’s no real danger because they know what they’re doing.
When the infestation is dealt with, the technicians can help you out with useful information on how to keep the pesky bugs away. The information will be tailored to your specific needs. In a more general sense, it will be something like this.
Spider Control Cost
No one can say how much the spider control treatment in your home will cost. The cost varies on the size of the infestation, the type of pesticides used and on the size of the property.
The simplest way to figure out how much it will cost you to get rid of spiders is to call and request a free quote. Most pest control companies offer it, and it’s the closest estimation that you will get.
Spider Proofing Tips
We’ve already taken decluttering out of the way. But there are other things you can do in order to keep spiders away from your home:
Make it inhospitable for them. Some spiders love darkness and will occupy sheds, wood piles, and other dark areas. Make it sure you keep your shed clean and orderly, and wood piles away from your home.
Deal with infestations. If you have a fly infestation, this can bring about a host of other problems. Spiders might not even be the biggest one, but they will definitely be in the top five, competing with other nasty creatures for dominion over the newfound food source. Same goes for mosquitoes and other small insects. Spiders will have a field day. Though if you have a mozzie infestation, that might be the least of your worries.
Seal their entry points. Spiders love the nooks and crannies of your home. If you seal them, the little buggers won’t have an easy entry point. At some point, they feel your home is not worth the extra effort and move on.
Those are the top three. Perhaps the pros can give you more details based on your home in particular. Take care of this before it becomes a problem.