Exterminators like Milberger Pest Control can take care of insects and bugs that may invade your home or business, especially spiders. Spiders are one of the most feared of all pests in the home that people want to exterminate. There are more phobias about spiders than any other pest, and understandably so.
If you get bitten by the wrong spider – a black widow or a brown recluse – and you have a bad reaction to the venom, you can end up in the hospital. And yes, there have even been some deaths associated with spiders (though fewer than you may think – only six per decade in the United States).
You have to make contact with the insect through a direct spray. Spiders are arachnids, not actually insects. True insects (such as ants, roaches, and wasps), use their mouths to groom themselves, so they end up eating insecticide that gets on their feet, legs, and bodies. But spiders don’t routinely use their mouthparts to clean themselves. They will clean their leg if there is a large particle stuck to it, but it’s not a habit that will guarantee pesticide will kill them. In addition, most spiders spend their entire lives sitting in webs (a non-treated surface). So, spider control needs to be a “contact kill.” Exterminators from Milberger Pest Control will treat for the food source of the spiders.
The best way to control running and jumping spiders at home is to control their food sources around the house. Spiders eat other insects, so reducing the other insects around your home will reduce their food sources, and spiders will be less interested in hanging around. Most spiders like to hang out near light sources, which helps them capture flying insects that are attracted to light.
A web-spinning spider will let his meals come to him; hunting spiders are more athletic — they really do run down their prey. A subcategory of hunting spiders is jumping spiders. If you’ve seen one of those, you recognize it. They have more of a pouncing behavior to capture their prey. The spiders with short, stubby legs are almost all of the jumping variety. The spiders with long – but not delicate – legs are the running spiders. These include wolf spiders and the brown recluse, both of which are found in the Kansas City area. You won’t find those spiders spinning a web.
When you use Milberger Pest Control as your exterminators, they are professionals, and know how to use a pesticide spray on the surface of a crack that a spider goes in and out of, (such as between a baseboard and the carpet, or a piece of wood trim around a window), the spider’s body will likely contact the spray and the pesticide could be effective.