Spiders tend to stay away from humans, but the fact remains that you just cannot avoid them if you live in Oregon. They make it into your home by entering through your foundation and eaves. Once inside, they make their homes wherever they can find a comfortable dark corner, like under your furniture, in cardboard boxes in your garage, and of course, your attic or basement. Coming across one accidentally and getting bitten is unfortunately a very common occurrence.
Almost all spider species carry venom, although spiders like black widows and hobo spiders are far more toxic than other arachnid species. Most spider bites cause symptoms such as swelling, itching and redness. In more severe cases, they can cause blood poisoning, necrosis of the skin, difficulty breathing and abdominal cramping. Most people make a full recovery from even the most toxic spider bites, like black widow and hobo bites, but in young children bites from highly venomous spiders can be fatal.
Hobo spiders in particular are very common in Oregon homes, even in dense urban settings. Hobo spiders are generally somewhere between half an inch to an inch long and are brown in color. They have a somewhat elongated body shape, but they vary a lot in size and color and can be easily mistaken for other species of spider. Hobo spiders are known for building funnel shaped webs, often in wood piles and thick hedges. They have a relatively high toxicity and although most hobo bites cause minor discomfort and swelling, there have also been reported instances of dermonecrosis from hobo bites. Because hobo spiders can be hard to identify, it’s important to get a professional organic pest control expert in to evaluate your situation. Often, the only way to tell if a spider is really a hobo is to examine it under a microscope.
Spiders are nocturnal, so for every spider you see there are ten more hiding out where you can’t see them – they only come out to hunt while you’re sleeping. Spiders are also prolific breeders, producing at least 200 eggs for each egg sac they lay, and many species mate year round. A lot of pest control companies use chemical sprays and pesticides to remove spiders from your home, but this is never effective in the long-term. Most commercially available sprays work in the short-term, but they dissipate quickly and they don’t stop new spiders from entering your home. Worse, these sprays can be very harmful to your health and are really not safe for use around children and pets. Studies show that chemical pesticides have a cumulative, harmful effect on the central nervous system. Prolonged and repeated exposure to these chemicals over time can contribute to the development of a host of debilitating neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease.
Unlike other companies, ANT & GARDEN ORGANIC PEST CONTROL in Beaverton Oregon only uses organic pest control methods to eradicate adult spiders and their eggs. There are lots of organic treatments you can use for spider control, but it’s important to know how to apply them properly. These treatments include:
Once you get the spiders in your house under control, there’s a lot you can do to keep them from coming back. The key is to keep your home free of the two things spiders want – dark places to hide and lay their egg sacs and a plentiful food source.
Getting rid of the spiders in your house permanently takes a multi-layered approach, particularly if you’ve opted for more effective organic pest control treatments. It also takes time and effort to do it right, so I always make sure to take all the time I need to identify all the entrance points to your home, the types of spiders you’re dealing with and the areas where they lay their eggs.
I offer the most comprehensive organic spider treatment available because I spend longer doing the job right and take multiple steps that other companies will not spend the time to do. Unlike other companies that use dangerous, non-selective chemical treatments, Ant & Garden Organic Pest Control in Beaverton, Oregon uses all organic pest control products that are completely safe. My methods only target spiders that pose a health risk to your family, while leaving beneficial insects like ladybugs, praying mantises and honey bees alone. Best of all, with my intensive multi-layered custom approach, I can get your home spider-free without compromising the health and wellbeing of your family and pets.
Ryan Smith of ANT & GARDEN ORGANIC PEST CONTROL in Beaverton is the most trusted and reliable pest control guy in Oregon, and for good reason! I care about helping my clients as though they’re members of my own family. Whether you’re in need of urgent treatment for an existing ant pest problem or are looking for the best prevention methods for your home or business, I am committed to bringing you only the best ant and pest control Beaverton for your complete peace of mind.
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