How to Identify Brown Recluse Spiders
This poisonous spider is very common in St Louis and is identified by the dark brown violin shape marking on its head. 40-50 eggs are deposited in a silk case and each female will produce from 1 to 5 egg sacs in her lifetime. Brown recluses naturally occur outdoors living in piles of debris, wood piles, and under bark, logs, and stones They have also adapted well to living indoors and can be found in garages, basements, attics, crawl spaces, closets, and other dark recesses of the home. They will inhabit boxes, furniture, clothing, papers, and other household items but prefer layered areas such as stacks of boxes or clutter. The bite of a brown recluse may kill the affected tissue and cause skin loss and necrosis to the underlying tissue.
How We Control a Brown Recluse Spider Problem
Eliminating and straightening out clutter, sealing and storing boxes off the ground, and removal of spider webs and egg sacs is critical to long term success in spider control. Glue traps are useful in detection and control along with space treatments, directed contact treatment, treatment behind and under insulation using dusts, crack and crevice treatments, and perimeter treatments.
How to Identify Grass Spiders
Grass spiders come from the family of spiders know as funnel weavers which use a web to catch their prey. The web is flat and horizontal with a funnel at one end where the spider hides. When an insect gets caught in the web the grass spider will come out from its hiding place to enjoy its meal. Their webs are quite common in the fall and are more noticeable when the morning dew is reflecting off the web.
How We Remove a Grass Spider Problem
Extermination involves routine treatment of the exterior perimeter soil of the home along with treatment under siding, along downspouts, along seams of the exterior siding and around window frames will help control these spiders.
How to Identify Wolf Spider
Wolf spiders are large hairy spiders which are sometimes mistaken for tarantulas. The body can be up to an inch long with its legs extending up to 3-4 inches. Wolf spiders are active hunters and do not build webs. They are usually found hiding in untrimmed grass along the exterior foundation or in the large cracks that appear in the soil along a homes foundation where they hunt other insects for food. They will seek shelter inside your home as temperatures decrease in the fall of the year and are often found in garages and basements during this time.
Wolf Spider Extermination
Extermination involves routine treatments along the exterior perimeter foundation to eliminate wolf spiders along with their prey will help solve the problem. Keeping grass trimmed along the foundation will also help and make applications easier to get to the source of the problem.
How to Identify Jumping Spiders
Jumping spiders are also active hunters. Their bodies measure up to 1/2 an inch, have short legs and may have red and white markings. They prefer to hunt during the day and frequently found on sunlit surfaces along window sills and other well lit surfaces such as brick wall. They are extremely athletic and have excellent eyesight which make them formidable hunters. They use their keen eyesight and their ability to jump up to six inches on a single leap to pounce on unsuspecting prey.
How We Treat a Jumping Spider Problem
Contact Antimite for jumping spider extermination options.