Spider Exterminators – Control – Removal
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Most people don’t welcome the sight of a stray spider or web. While most spiders inside a home or business are not a threat to humans, there are a few species in New Mexico that can be very dangerous, black widows and brown recluse spiders included. If either of these spiders are seen—or if you’re dealing with an excess amount of spiders in your property—it’s time to call the spider exterminators at New Mexico Pest Control. Our spider pest control methods are proven to keep your home spider-free—guaranteed!
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While most spiders are completely harmless, several spiders pose a dangerous threat to humans. In New Mexico, the two spiders that are the deadliest to humans are the black widow and the brown recluse. Since a few people die each year from the bite of either of these two spiders, it’s extremely important for any person that is bitten by one of these spiders to seek treatment immediately. If either of these spiders are seen in or near your home, call the spider removal experts at New Mexico Pest Control! Learn how to identify them below.
Common Spiders in Santa Fe and Albuquerque
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Spider Pest Control Techniques
Most types of spiders are beneficial in keeping other pest populations under control, but no one wants them overrunning their property! Especially when it comes to poisonous types, spider removal requires the help of a trained exterminator. Our spider pest control team will thoroughly inspect your property to identify the type of spider you’re dealing with before proposing a spider removal plan suited to the unique needs of your property.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SPIDERS
How do spiders get in your house?
Spiders can get inside your home much easier than you may want to believe. Oftentimes, people notice a bigger spider population indoors during the fall months as they tend t breed at a rapid rate this time of year. Spiders big and small can crawl through the tiniest of openings in or around your home, such as small cracks around your doors and windowsills or openings in your vents. They also can be carried indoors, often by hitching a ride on cardboard boxes or outdoor items.
What are spiders attracted to?
Once spiders have made their way inside your property, there are a number of things that are attractive enough to keep them around. Some of the most common things spiders are attracted to include:
- Excess moisture. Like other pests, spiders are attracted to humid environments caused by leaky pipes and other issues.
- Other insects. Spiders are infamous for feeding on other bugs and small insects that are in your home. If you have bugs, you’ll likely have spiders!
- Excess clutter. Messy, unkempt homes are always going to be more attractive to pests—including spiders looking for shelter.
- Yard waste. Piles of wood or unkempt landscaping can become a haven for spiders. If they get close enough to your property, they’ll likely climb indoors!
Can spiders see in the dark?
Despite having eight eyes, spiders actually are known to have poor night vision. While these sets of eyes are an asset to their movements during the day, they have to rely on other senses in the nighttime. To get around in the dark, spiders use their sense of smell as well as their sense of touch to move from one place to another. Most spiders are nocturnal, meaning they must rely on their senses to aid in their movements at all times.
Are spiders dangerous in New Mexico?
The two most dangerous spiders we deal with here in the Santa Fe NM area are the brown recluse and the black widow. Both of these spiders’ bites can cause fevers, rashes, aches, chills, nausea, and even hospitalization. If you are bit by either of these spiders, contact a medical professional right away. If you notice excessive amounts of either of these spiders, contact your local spider exterminators.
Why do spiders bite?
For the most part, spiders are timid creatures that want nothing to do with humans. So why do some spiders bite? Most commonly, a spider bite may occur when they feel threatened. This could be when a spider is trapped or when you attempt to unsuccessfully kill the spider. More often than not, thankfully, spiders will flee before attempting to bite a person.
What do spiders eat?
Spiders are known to feed on other insects and bugs. Younger spiders start off small with fruit flies and midges, then graduate to larger ones like bees, wasps, moths, and all kinds of flies. Some spiders are even capable of feasting on roaches! Having an excess of insects on or around your property is the most common reason for an increase in spider sightings.
Where do spiders go in the winter?
Think you’re seeing more spiders in your home in the winter? This isn’t necessarily due to spiders looking to escape cold temperatures. Instead, spiders breed more rapidly in the fall and late summer months, causing an increase in populations.
During the winter months, some spiders will go into a state of diapause. While not completely hibernating, these spiders slow down their metabolism and will take shelter in attics, crawl spaces, or under rocks and trees in the yard. They will resume normal activity in the spring once it begins to warm up again.
How do you keep spiders away?
Keeping spiders away requires limiting the things they’re attracted to in the first place. Here’s what to do to prevent these arachnids:
- Prevent other bugs and insects. Spiders will come around if you have another pest problem. To keep spiders out, keep all insects out!
- Locate and seal any potential entry points. Look around your foundation, walls, or windows and seal cracks to stop spiders from crawling in.
- Prevent unkempt, cluttered environments. Spiders will gladly hide in messy rooms, boxes, and more.
- Keep your grass mowed and all vegetation trimmed. Spiders are attracted to bushes, shrubs, woodpiles, and compost piles in your yard.
Spider Extermination in New Mexico
There are plenty of other spiders in New Mexico, such as the grass spider, wolf spider, hobo spider, and the rock spider, just to name a few. These spiders do not have the same strong venom in their bite, but it is very painful, and treatment may be required. House spiders, on the other hand, are often harmless and simply prefer the living environment inside your home. That said, no one wants an abundance of spiders in their home. Call our team today to learn more about our spider pest control services!