After a scorching summer, fall is a welcome relief with its cooler temps and beautiful colors. The approaching fall holidays are enjoyable to prepare and decorate for, making the season a cozy one in both climate and festivities. As you are enjoying the changing season however, there is one particular pest that is taking advantage of your distraction and that is the spider. During the warm months, spiders are content to stay outside because the weather is mild and they are safe. But as the temperatures drop, they sense the danger. Not to mention the fact that the females are desperate to find a warm, safe place to lay their egg sacs. And where is one of the safest places they find first? Your house.
Creepy spiders come a knockin’
As you decorate for Halloween with all the scary spider webs and fake spiders, it would unnerve you to realize that the real thing is not to far away. If they can find a way in, spiders covertly seek out a hidden spot to not only hibernate or get away from the cold, but also to lay an egg sac that will become a real problem for you when it hatches in the springtime. Once those spiders hatch, you could have hundreds or thousands of spiders take residence in your home. It’s a perfect recipe for a really frustrating and potentially dangerous infestation. Keeping your doors and windows sealed tight will prevent spiders from slipping through the cracks in their moment of desperation.
Common spiders found in Spokane
Many spiders found in Spokane can bite humans but for the most part are harmless. There are however, several dangerous, even lethal spiders found here as well. Here are a few spiders you might encounter in your home:
- Giant house spider
- Wolf spider
- Crab spider
- Common house spider
- Jumping spider
- Long bodied cellar spider
- Barn funnel spider
- Mouse spider
- Hobo spider
- Black widow
- Yellow sac spider
And more…Those are are few of the most common spiders you will see and almost all, except for the last 4 spiders, are not poisonous to humans. The mouse spider, hobo spider, black widow and yellow sac spiders are four of the most dangerous spiders in Spokane. If bitten by either one of these, you must seek immediate medical treatment as they can be lethal.
Expert spider control is essential
To prevent an infestation occurring in the springtime when those egg sacs hatch, getting professional spider control is a must. Our technicians use the most advanced, yet non-toxic treatments, to get rid of spiders in your home. You won’t need to worry about the effects of these treatments because they are completely safe for your children and pets. As much as you would like a spooky home this fall, keep the real spooks out and call Pointe Pest Control today for guaranteed spider control.