You may know what spiders are, but in the Pacific Northwest the most important species for you to be aware of is the Hobo spider. The easiest way to identify these arachnids is by the distinctive yellow marking on its abdomen. It’s easy to miss their bite at first, but their wounds heal very slowly and can become moderate to severe. If you think this type of spider may have bitten you, please seek medical attention.
How to Tell if You Have Spiders
The easiest way to tell if you have spiders is by the spider webs they leave in the corners. This is also a type of pest you’re likely to just spot on your own.
How to Deter Spiders in Your Home
- Keep your floors clear from clothing and shoes if possible.
- Seal cracks and holes around your home.
- Vacuum or sweep away the webs you find.
- Keep your home tidy and clutter-free.
- Shake out your clothing prior to wearing it.
- Turn off your outdoor lights.
- Trim back the shrubs and trees around your house.
How We Help With This Type of Pest Control
Just like other types of pest control, we start by talking to you about what you’ve seen; we ask about your primary concerns and any problem locations. Then we inspect the exterior of the home and point out any areas that could aid controlling the spiders.
On the initial visit we may do an interior spray, but it isn’t always needed. We will then place monitor pads in problem areas and apply a barrier spray to exterior of home, focusing on harborage areas around doors, windows and eaves.
Due to the body structure and nature of spiders, we highly recommend an ongoing preventive treatment to maintain spider control.