Spider Control in Issaquah
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“Did you know you are never more than eight feet away from a spider?” This common saying isn’t exactly true, but the sentiment it conveys certainly is: spiders are seemingly everywhere. There are millions of different species of spiders, ranging in size from about the size of the head of a pin to as large as a basketball across. While many of the largest species of spiders are not found here in the Pacific Northwest, we have more than our fair share of different types of spiders, and many of which can often be found on your property trying to make their home in yours.
Tired of a spider problem plaguing your home? Call Issaquah Pest Control at (425) 305-4860 today.
All About Spiders
Most people know what a spider is, but few can actually define what sets this particular type of pest apart. With tens of thousands of species being commonly found across the pacific northwest, what characteristics do these creatures all have in common?
The defining characteristics of a spider are pretty simple. First, a spider must have eight legs. If a bug only has six legs or more than eight, then you automatically know it isn’t a spider at all. Second, spiders have the ability to spin a web. Not all spider webs look the same, and the way spiders spin their webs differs wildly, but every spider has the ability to produce silky strands that it weaves into a web. Finally, all spiders have a distinct body shape that includes a head, thorax, and wide abdomen.
Likewise, many species of spiders have unique characteristics as well. Some spiders have bright, distinct colors or markings that set them apart. Some spiders have extremely long legs while others have shorter appendages.
At Issaquah Pest Control, we offer control services for all types of spiders, including:
- Giant house spiders: While these spiders are terrifying and can be up to four inches in length, they are harmless to humans and prey on other bugs like roaches, mosquitos, mantises, and more.
- Hobo spiders: Often mistaken for the dreaded brown recluse spider (which does not live in Washington at all), the hobo spider grows to roughly an inch in length and is harmless to humans.
- Yellow sac spiders: Yellow sac spiders have a bulbous body that makes them look like they are carrying a sac around. These spiders are aggressive, and while their venom is not deadly to humans, it can make their bites hurt quite a lot.
- Jumping spiders: Jumping spiders have the ability to jump up to six times their body length, meaning they can spring forward up to three inches in a single leap! This makes them potent predators for flies and mosquitos, but they are otherwise harmless to humans. They tend to live around windowsills and door cracks.
- Black widows: Black widows are more commonly found in eastern Washington than they are in the Seattle area, but they have been found in our cities. They are notorious for their distinct red markings and for their powerful venom that can be deadly to pets and small children.
Spiders: Misunderstood Creatures
A lot of people contend that spiders are actually one of the more misunderstood types of animals, and they would be right. Spiders actually aren’t inherently bad. In fact, to a certain degree, spiders actually help your property and the fight against bugs. Spiders weave webs as traps for prey, and these webs are particularly adept at catching other bugs like flies, mosquitos, termites, and plenty of others. While all spiders are venomous, the overwhelming majority actually want nothing to do with humans and do everything they can to avoid direct contact at all costs.
However, there is no secret that spiders can be a true nuisance. They are intimidating to many people (particularly those that suffer from arachnophobia), and their presence can be both unsightly and bad for other types of wildlife that you might depend on. Some spiders have been known to feed on beneficial bugs like ladybugs, bees, and butterflies. And some can carry a bite that could be deadly to pets or even some people. For this reason, protecting your property from spiders is an absolute must, and that’s why you should call Issaquah Pest Control.
Schedule your spider control service by contacting Issaquah Pest Control today!
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