As the weather changes, so do the patterns of common pests, such as arachnoids. Pest Control Toronto has been evolving their professional pest control methods with the seasons for decades. Our pest control experts know how to synchronize with the pests they meet and eliminate them from your home environment.
Spiders are in Season
Tis the season, as the nights grow longer, and the chill in the air brings a damp atmosphere that draws many an eight legged predator into our living sanctuaries. Pest Control Toronto knows spiders live among us all throughout each year, however, during certain times, they want to live “with” us, literally. Like any other living entity, they get cold, thus, they seek the warmth of our hearth, our cozy corners and many times, out beds. The mouse exterminator experts, get rid of mice and rats from different places. The spraying of the right chemical will offer the best results to the people. The home and different place will get the safer environment without any harm to the individuals.
This is the point where problems can arise due to a literal invasion of space. The issues can evolve into something quite serious depending on the type of Arachnid one is dealing with. Some are just pesky intruders, causing nothing more than an inconvenience. Others, however, carry venom that can leave humans feeling flu like symptoms and dealing with nasty infectious bites. There are thousands of different types of arachnids, and Pest Control Toronto makes it their business to know how to deal with each and every one.
Arachnophobias Take Comfort
Despite the hype of science fiction films featuring giant, human eating spiders… the hype is simply unfounded. Pest Control Toronto can assure the public that Arachnids do not seek out, nor consume humans or pets, like dogs or cats. Spiders are venomous and very much predators, but their prey is much smaller. Most of the spiders common in Canada are not considered a health threat and only consume insects, small prey and other spiders.
In the experience of our expert pest control technicians at Pest Control Toronto, humans ONLY tend to be bitten accidentally. This usually occurs when the spider is mashed or has pressure placed on it, such as in a bed, closet or even on a toilet tissue roll. Even when accidental bites occur, the average amount of venom released is minimal in most cases. Humans or animals may suffer itching, swelling, burning or inflammation. The only variable on this would be if the spider is guarding her young. Arachnids will actively bite in an incident such as this.
The exceptions to “relatively harmless” spider bites are the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow. If bitten by either of these, one should seek out medical attention.
Increase those Spider Senses
In order to avoid in home spider invasions, we at Pest Control Toronto, advise home owners and renters to increase their spider sensitivity. It is not difficult to familiarize one’s self with the signs of a spider invasion. Do not just look for obvious signs, like seeing lots of spiders. Watch for things like egg sacks, which are often ball or egg shaped. Each sack can contain hundreds of baby spiders, which will molt multiple times before reaching maturity. The males will often times wander off in search of a female, but mating with a sibling is not uncommon.
On a positive note, spiders tend to only live one season for the most part. Some arachnids can live from one to five years, and even fewer can live up to twenty years. This is not a common life time for a spider though. Many times the male life span is extremely short lived, as females will often consume the male after breeding.
Home Remedies for Arachnid Invaders
As with any pest problems, the first solution Pest Control Toronto would consider is eliminating other pests inside the home. This forces the arachnids to seek food outside the home. Secondly, make the home more inaccessible by eliminating points of entry. Homeowners can install tight-fitting screens, along with weather stripping and door sweeps. Sealing up cracks and crevices with caulk or a sealant is also beneficial. Vents can be added to foundations, roof gables and soffits and installing yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs. The yellow light draws less insects, therefore drawing less arachnids. Spiders are not fond of mint smells, so adding a few mint plants inside can also make a difference.
Tips to Avoid Spider Bites
If arachnids have decided to move in, homeowners must take steps to protect themselves from bites until a professional, like Pest Control Toronto arrives. Spiders are nocturnal, so they seek out dark places, such as hampers, closets, beds, etc. Armed with that knowledge, homeowners can keen their spidy senses and inspect their bedding, towels and clothing before use. Eliminate bed skirts and keep beds at least 6” away from the wall. Do not store boxes under the bed and if you do use box storage, tape the box securely. For those that have a fireplace, when handling firewood, always use gloves.
Contact Arachnid Professionals
Countering an Arachnid problem can be a big challenge at times, but Pest Control Toronto knows all the spiders’ secrets. We will make quick work of re-homing your eight legged intruders. We follow integrated pest management with multiple tactics to eliminate arachnid issues now and in the future. We work with the homeowners to ensure tactics such as sanitation and storage are in order to eliminate hidey hoes for the spiders. We then move forward and apply chemicals to the targeted sites after a thorough inspection of the premises has been completed.
Eight Legged Chemical Control
Homeowners can find any number of pesticides in the local store claiming arachnid elimination, however turning to a professional, like Pest Control Toronto is a more viable solution. Store bought sprays may kill a spider when sprayed directly on it, but seldom achieve the result the homeowner seeks. Not to mention, our professional exterminators know how to home in on the spider’s sanctuaries, and attack from the root, eliminating eggs and adults.
When it comes to venomous pests like Arachnids, homeowners are always wise to call in the professionals, like Pest Control Toronto, for a thorough elimination. We will take care of both the outer and inner parameters in order to