Spiders have an ominous, but often undeserved reputation. Though most spiders are venomous and considered predators, of the thousands of species found in Canada, few are actually considered a health threat. In fact, spiders are actually helpful in controlling other pests in the home or garden since they feed on other insects and spiders. Spiders, however, rarely bite humans. Although spiders are often unpopular, the venom of most species is not very toxic to humans, usually resulting in no more than a slight swelling, inflammation, or itching sensation. Most spiders’ fangs are too small or weak to puncture human skin. The average life span of a spider is usually one to two years, but some species can live five years or even up to 20 years.
Prepare for a Spider Treatment
To prepare for treatment of spiders furniture and any other items away from the wall about 1ft. This will give the technician full access. We can also treat outside the home in this case we would treat around the perimeter, under any decks/porch areas etc. Any debris that may be in these types of areas should be cleared out prior to treatment to allow for full access.
Sweeping basements and crawlspaces inside your home will help deter spider infestations. Spiders eat other insects, so removing the food source is necessary. Exercise caution when bringing items into the home during the fall for winter storage as they may conceal spiders or their eggs. A heavy duty vacuum cleaner with a crevice attachment can be used to remove spiders and webbing from around eaves, window frames and along the edges of siding panels.