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When to Call a Missoula Spider Control Company

Missoula is home to many different types of spiders and it is not uncommon to see one or two in your home or office. The presence of one or two spiders is actually beneficial, as they feed off of other pests, such as fleas and ticks, that are much more harmful. Still, when there are too many spiders around, it is enough to make anyone feel uncomfortable. So, how do you know when it is time to seek the help of a Missoula spider control company? Below are some signs that you should make the call today.

You See a Large Number of Spiders

Perhaps the most obvious sign that you need a Missoula spider control company is an alarming number of spiders. As an infestation grows, it becomes more and more difficult to eliminate the problem on your own. The products available on the market are also often unsafe to use, particularly if you are not familiar with how to use them. A spider’s egg sac can also contain hundreds and hundreds of spiders. This means that the one or two spiders you see now can soon turn into an extremely large spider population that is difficult to control on your own.

You See a Large Number of Spider Webs and Egg Sacs

Spiders are very adaptable at seeking out places they can hide and lay their eggs while still having relatively easy access to food and shelter. For this reason, you may not see the actual spiders, but you might see their cobwebs hanging down from the ceiling or in other areas. You may also notice spider webs in floor corners or in light fixtures. Wherever you find a web, a spider has made its home and while not in the web when you find it, it may soon return. You are likely also dealing with a fairly large infestation if the webs are rebuilt almost as quickly as you take them down.

It is also important to remember that not all spiders weave webs. However, they will still lay eggs and leave the sacs behind. Whether you find egg sacs or spider webs around your home or business, it is important to vacuum them and then call a Missoula spider control company that can find and eliminate the problem.

You Have Another Type of Infestation

Spiders look for shelter in your home because they want protection from the elements and easy access to food. The food they eat usually consists of other insects, such as flies, mosquitos, ticks, and fleas. If you are dealing with an infestation of one of these pests, it will provide the ample food the spiders need. A professional Missoula spider control company will not only help you get rid of the spiders you are dealing with, but any other type of pest, too.

You See Dangerous Spiders

Most of the spiders found in Missoula are harmless, but there are some you should never try to handle on your own. These include:

  • The black widow spider: There are only two types of poisonous spiders in Missoula, and the black widow spider is one of them. The female black widow spider will not typically become aggressive unless she is protecting her eggs. Other times, she is most likely to try and escape if she feels threatened. Still, the venom of a black widow spider affects the nervous system. While some people may not feel serious effects after being bitten, others may experience nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and severe abdominal pain or cramping.
  • Wolf spiders: Similar to the black widow spider, a wolf spider will also only bite when they feel threatened. Unlike the black widow spider, the venom of a wolf spider will only cause mild swelling and redness. Still, some people may have a strong allergic reaction to the bite of a wolf spider.

Hobo spiders, also called the aggressive house spider, were once thought to pose a danger but several studies have found they are harmless. Still, any time you see a spider you believe may pose a danger to your safety, it is best to let a Missoula spider control company deal with the problem rather than handling it on your own.

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Pointe Pest Control

2825 Stockyard Rd. E-1
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 298-2979

March – September Hours

Weekdays: 7:30 – 6:30 | Saturday: 8:00 – 5:00

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Call Our Spider Control Company in Missoula Today

If you are dealing with a large spider population, or need to get rid of just one or two dangerous spiders, our Missoula spider control experts are here to help. At Pointe Pest Control, we will identify the spider that has invaded your home or office and eliminate the problem quickly and effectively. Call us today at (406) 298-2979 or contact us online to request a free estimate.