02/18/2015 | Attack of the Spiders!
Unfortunately, some spider invasions can't be stopped by simply turning off a bad B movie. Instead, spiders that commonly infest facilities can quickly grow to "attack" stage if they aren't eradicated by a professional pest control company.
- Most spiders live about one year.
- Many spiders "overwinter" (remain inactive) by hibernating in window casements or building crevices.
- Spiders avoid freezing to death by releasing a chemical "antifreeze" that mixes with their blood.
- Eggs laid in the spring develop into adults during summer
What Kind of Spider Infestation Do You Have?
- Sac Spider--light tan to off-white-colored with dark fangs and prominent spinnerets, sac spiders weave tiny silk sacs for sleeping and caring for eggs. They inject a moderately poisonous venom when they bite that causes painful, slow-to-heal sores often mistaken for the bite of a brown recluse spider.
- Harvestman Spider--not really a true spider, "Daddy Long Legs" spiders are not venomous but do produce a bad-smelling scent when frightened or crushed. If they recently feasted on a mammal, you may notice their single-segmented body swelled beyond pea-size
- American House Spider--prolific web weavers responsible for most of the spider webs you see degrading the interior of our facility, the brown American house spider will bite if given the chance. Bites feel like a bee sting and can be itchy and painful.
- Wolf Spider--about one inch in size, dark brown and distinguishable by two large eyes within a middle row of smaller eyes, wolf spiders inject venom when they bite, causing significant swelling and itching. Since baby wolf spiders disperse aerially, they can quickly create problems in a facility unless eliminated quickly and professionally.
In addition to biting people and making your facility look like a web-covered, abandoned building, spiders can also frighten customers away and make inspectors think twice about giving your facility an "A" for cleanliness. Fight back when spiders attack by contacting Assured Environments today.