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Spiders

Spider Control

Spider Control In Edmonton

Spider Treatments

Spider Treatment

Recommendation:

  • Internal spray to basement, house and external perimeter spray
  • Purchase Eco Bug Buster + Insect Monitor traps

Spider Information

Spider Facts

Spiders Facts

Appearance & Life Span

There are many varieties in North America. All are easily recognizable by four pairs of legs and a large sac-like abdomen. The size of a spider generally ranges from 10 to 20 mm in length. Color varies from brown and gray to black.

Location

Spiders are found year-round, but are more prevalent during warm months when their prey is readily available. In cold months spider activity drops off dramatically due to the lack of food. However, if the home has an infestation of another insect pest, spider activity will continue. Outside, the adult spider will die in cold months, but the young will over winter in a dormant state. Spiders are generally shy and are more likely to be found in lesser used areas of the home and property, such as basements, crawl spaces, closets, wood piles and under debris.

Breeding Habits

The female spider lays or carries approximately 250 eggs in a silken sac and up to nine sacs can be produced in a year. The young mature in about 40 days and are capable of reproduction. Under ideal conditions where food is plentiful, an infestation of spiders can number in the thousands.

Damage

Since spiders feed on other insects they are considered beneficial. There are no health concerns for this pest.

DIY – Do it yourself tips – Spiders

DIY – Do it yourself tips – Spiders

Prevention

Good housekeeping, including sweeping and vacuuming basement or other unused areas of the home, as well as removing wood piles and high grasses away from the home will limit spider activity. However, since they feed on other insects, it is necessary to remove their source of food to ensure proper control. Spray inside of the house and spray outside for future invading. Contact Ecopest for labeled pesticide products.

Spider – FAQs

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Spiders

Q: How do I recognize a spider?
A: There are many varieties of spiders in North America. All are easily recognizable by four pairs of legs and a large sac-like abdomen. The size of a spider generally ranges from 10 to 20 mm (1/2″ to 1″) in length. Colour varies from browns and greys to black.
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