Family Pest Control: Spider Control Specialists Serving Clients Across San Antonio

Feb 6, 2017

There are over 1,000 species of spiders in Texas. Spiders are generally considered desirable animals. Dangerous and bothersome insects, such as the mosquito and fly, would exist in much greater numbers if it were not for the predatory spider.

a wolf spider crawling across the floor of a san antonio texas home

Inside Treatment

Nonetheless, our natural fear of creepy, crawly bugs and cobwebs may warrant a pest control treatment. Pesticide placement inside of dark undisturbed areas of the house and garage will control spider populations. Such areas often exist in closets, garages, attics, and under stairs and porches.

Our trusted team here at Family Pest Control has many years’ experience completing spider control and removal process for clients across the region. We’ve dealt with the most dangerous spiders, including brown recluses and black widows, to ensure the safety of our clients.

Contact us today at 210-681-5094 to speak with a spider control expert!

Outside Treatment

The vast majority of spiders in the back yard are harmless, and they help to reduce other insect populations. However, any large spider can, and will, bite if threatened. This can mean that children and pets laying in the grass outside could be in danger. Treating the yard with an insecticide will kill spiders, and will indirectly control their numbers by eliminating their food source – other insects.

Brown Recluse and Black Widows

We do need to watch for the presence of these two venomous spiders, which are found throughout San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Neither species is very aggressive, and they usually hide in dark, humid and undisturbed areas.

The Brown Recluse is a night hunter and it is hard to find one without searching around stored boxes and items. We suggest you wear gloves, a long-sleeved shirt, and shoes and socks when cleaning out a garage, attic or cluttered closet, as it can be difficult to spot the brown recluse and black widow webs.

Effective Spider Control Treatment

It has often been reported in the past that spiders cannot be killed with common pesticide treatments. The fact is that the newer microencapsulated chemicals and dusts are effective killers of the brown recluse and black widow spiders. These chemicals also reduce the numbers of the spider’s natural food source – insects. Follow-up treatments will probably be required to eliminate newly hatched eggs within a month. Sticky-trap monitors can be used to determine the success of the treatments.

Family Pest Control is your trusted specialist for comprehensive spider control across San Antonio. If you suspect a dangerous spider is in your home, contact our team today to ensure safe and effective removal.


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