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Professional Spider Pest Control Chicago IL
The spider is an arthropod found throughout the United States, including the City of Chicago, Illinois. The arthropod belongs to the Araneae order, with approximately 50,000 members. The spider has up to 4 sets of eyes and legs, with its most notorious feature being “fangs.” The spider’s fangs are utilized to penetrate the enemy’s skin to make way for a venomous secretion. All species of spiders are venomous, some more than others. Two of the most venomous spider species in the world are the black widow and brown recluse.
Another unique spider feature is a spinneret, protruding from the abdomen. The spinneret is utilized to spin natural silk, which is transitioned into webs and cocoons. The spider’s silk web is so strong that entomologists claim it can easily capture small- and medium-sized mammals, reptiles, and birds. Witnesses claim to have seen a mouse, blackbird, frog, and lizard trapped in a spider web.
If you are not familiar with the spider web, it is likely, you have not spent a lot of time outdoors. Spider websites can be found attached to trees, houses, fence posts, deck railing, shrubs, and tall grass. Be the first person to walk along a dirt trail and run into at least one spider web during your outdoor adventure.
Studies show a spider can survive up to 24 years in a controlled environment. In its natural habitat, where dangers are lurking around every corner, the spider is lucky to survive up to 2 years. The spider’s unique mouthparts, technically known as “palps”, are utilized to inject a natural toxin into other species of spiders and a broad range of insect species – cockroach, common housefly, moth, ant, and flea. Victims of the web may also become a spider meal.
The thousands of spider species range between small, medium, and large. The arthropods can be found in a broad range of colors, including yellow, brown, black, and multi-colored.
Do Spiders Carry Disease?
Spiders do not spread life-threatening diseases to humans or animals. However, the spider bite has been linked to a mild to severe allergic reaction, skin infection, necrosis (death of tissue), amputation, and systemic toxicity.
Entomologists agree the spider is a “harmless pest” in most cases. There are several research studies that support this theory. Several studies reveal the spider bite is harmless in 99 percent of cases. Only on rare occasions does the spider bite result in a major health crisis.
Experts do not recommend handling spiders without proper safety equipment. Doing so could risk a bite that may turn deadly. Remember, all spider species are venomous, but some more than others.
Why Are Spiders Infiltrating My Basement?
It is very common to find spiders in unfinished basements and crawlspaces. The pest is drawn to dark, damp, warm, and discrete locations, such as those in crawlspaces and basements. There is no doubt, spiders are an unsightly encounter, regardless of the location.
Spiders infiltrate residential, commercial, and industrial buildings via entry points with a diameter of at least 1 inch. The spider generally infiltrates basements, crawlspaces, and garages because these areas are oftentimes more vulnerable, compared to other areas of the home.
What Is The Best Spider Control Strategy?
Industrial-spider bait has been shown to offer full extermination in as little as two treatments. Our professional spider management program combines the most potent spider baits with traps and visual inspections. We believe this is the ideal combinational spider control strategy because it has always and continues to work.
With a spider control strategy in mind, we encourage the client to get and stay involved in the process. With assistance from the client and other occupants of the property, the lead exterminator can guarantee a speedier, desirable outcome.
The professional spider management process always begins with an inspection of the impacted property. Since the strategy targets the spider, the exterminator will opt to initiate the inspection in the finished or unfinished basement or crawlspace.
With the evidence collected during the inspection, the extermination team will devise a treatment plan that targets the infested rooms. The treatment will also target the severity of the spider infestation. Our goal is to deliver maximum results without compromising the client’s health and integrity of the property.
Your job is to seal all access points into your home. Spiders are dedicated pests that refuse to give up when it comes to home infiltration. So, your repair and upgrade efforts must be powerful enough to prevent further infiltration of new spiders.
Does Spider Bait Contain Environmentally Unfriendly Toxins?
It depends on the treatment. For example, conventional spider bait utilizes chemicals to eradicate on contact or within the first 15 minutes of exposure. Natural spider baits utilize chemicals from natural sources, such as plants.
A comparison of conventional and natural spider baits reveals the differences and similarities. Spider baits from natural sources do not utilize environmentally unfriendly ingredients like conventional spider baits. We encourage our clients to get involved in the pest control process right from the get-go. Doing so will help ensure a much more informative treatment decision. We also encourage basing the decision on your budget, severity, location, and preferences.
Not all Chicago consumers are open to the idea of conventional spider baits. The same thing can also be said about natural spider baits.
How Long Does It Take Customer Support To Process A Spider Inspection Service Request?
Our service request processing can take between 24 and 48 hours during the off-season. An additional 24 hours may be added to the process during the peak season for spider activity. Some species of spiders hibernate to conserve energy. Hibernation plays an important role in the life of some spider species, as it reduces the risk of extinction.
What Is The Most Recommended Spider Prevention?
Spider prevention is a combinational strategy that targets the impacted home’s vulnerable structural components, designed to keep insects, arthropods, and rodents out. Spiders utilize utility line passages, loose connections in air conditioning ducts, exposed dryer vents, and weak crawlspace vents to infiltrate the human habitat.
To spider-proof your property, the aforementioned structural components will need to be fully repaired and/or updated. We highly recommend starting with minor issues, such as small gaps and cracks between door frames and thresholds. Utilizing a waterproof sealant, fill the cracks to the brim. Continue this process until all of the minor spider access points are eliminated.
Large openings, such as those providing access to your utility lines must be sealed as well. This is a bit more complex, requiring custom-fit metal sheeting to close the openings.
Does The Brown Recluse Spider Species Inhabit Chicago?
More evidence is needed to answer the above question. Entomologists are continuously searching for evidence that will lead to the brown recluse spider in Chicago. Residents are encouraged to get involved in the process. In the meantime, our extermination team is on standby to take your questions and assist in eradicating your spider infestation.
- Brown recluse spiders are not known to habitat Chicago
- Brown recluse spiders only rarely bite humans
- Brown recluse spiders can adapt to different environments
- Brown recluse spiders are shy, making them less likely to bite
- Brown recluse spiders share many of the same physical characteristics as the grass spider and funnel weaver spider species
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