Although spiders might be the first thing you think of when you think about pest control, Murrieta residents across the city face serious situations with arachnids each year that require professional assistance. That’s why pest control service providers like Black Knight are here to provide much more than termite control. Murrieta homeowners and business owners may find infestations of spiders in their basements, crawl spaces, air vents, attics, and upper corners of rooms throughout their homes and places of business. And spiders are not only creepy and crawly, but they can be dangerous for kids and adults alike. If you’re facing an arachnid infestation then keep reading to learn more. What Distinguishes a Spider?
Unlike “daddy long legs” and other similar-looking creatures, spiders are distinguished by their eight legs, bodies with two segments, and 3-4 pairs of eyes. Most spiders do have very poor vision in spite of their multiple sets of eyes, but certain species such as jumping spiders are known for excellent vision. One of the creepiest facts about spiders is that their saliva has digestive enzymes that they use to break down their prey before eating it instead of chewing their food. They capture food in their well-known webs, which they spin into all sorts of shapes and sizes from the special silk they produce. This adhesive, durable, elastic, silk is also used to create egg sacs and dwellings, though some spiders also opt for dwelling in burrows, crevices, or simply out in the open range.
What Leads to Spider Infestations?
Out in the wild, spiders are found everywhere from high in the trees to under the ground. But how do they get into your home? There are a few ways, but the two most common ways are through cracks or gaps in window frames or doors and through doors and windows with insufficient or damaged screens. If you bring in boxes from outside, or even boxes of produce, you may also be bringing arachnid “hitchhikers” straight into your home. They may be looking for prey or just a warm place to stay.
How Do You Deal With an Infestation?
It’s perfectly normal to see a spider or two in your home from time to time, but what do you do when it becomes a serious problem? To protect yourself, your loved ones, your pets, and your home, you will need to invest in professional spider control. Murrieta residents can rely on the professionals at Black Knight Termite & Pest Control to create a comprehensive spider control plan that will get rid of those creepy crawlers and make sure they don’t come back.