Pest Control: Spiders

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Pest-Tech offers professional spider removal treatments to get rid of spiders from homes and businesses across Kent. Spiders get lots of bad press, and even more so because, over the last few years, awareness of the False Widow hit the headlines.

While they might be scary, most British spiders found in UK homes are harmless to humans. Still, a fear of spiders can be crippling. If you have arachnophobia, we'll be happy to provide spider removal services for your home. Pest control for spiders may seem strange to some, but we know it can make all the difference, so call 01622 296055 to book a visit.

Spider Species Found In The UK

Most spider infestations occur during the autumn and winter months when it is too cold for them outside. This is also when adult spiders are fully grown and looking for a mate. There are over 600 different types of spiders in the UK. As well as having eight legs, most spiders have eight eyes too, so they can be incredibly creepy, and many people are scared of them. The most common British spiders you are likely to see in the home or office are as follows:

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Cellar Spider

The Cellar Spider is also known as the Daddy Long Legs. They are found in the house, garages, sheds and other buildings. They eat other spiders, which is hard to believe when you see the size of their bodies. You can’t imagine them going up against a Large House Spider, but they do eat them. Cellar Spiders can create large webs and make your property feel unclean.

Noble False Widow Spider

The False Widow Spider gets bad press due to its bite containing a venom of medical significance, which can cause a secondary bacterial infection. To date, they have not caused a death, but some serious swelling can occur if bitten. Most bites occur through crushing, in which skin squashes the spider, which leaves them no other option than to bite to stop it from happening. An example of this would be rolling onto one in bed. The most common of all the False Widows found in the UK is the Noble False Widow Spider. If you have a false widow spider problem, we advise you to contact us straight away.

Large House Spider

The Large House Spider is most commonly found in the house in autumn time. Males are large spiders, and they often explore looking for a mate. It’s the size, as well as its hairy body and long legs, that scares people; however, they have a non-medically significant venom and can’t hurt humans. However, they can still be frightening and unpleasant to have in your home, so we can offer professional spider control to remove Large House Spiders from your space.

Common House Spider

Often found in homes, the adult Common House Spider is a lot smaller than the Large House Spider. They have a black and brown banding on the legs which helps to identify them. Their long legs can still make them off-putting to those who don’t like arachnids.

Garden Spider

The Garden Spider is the most commonly encountered Orb Web Spider found in the garden. They are easily identifiable by the extremely large abdomen. If they are found indoors, they end up there by accident as they live outdoors.

Mouse Spider

The Mouse Spider is harmless to humans and can often be seen inside the home. It is dark brown in colour and has a velvet-like appearance, which can make it look scary and exotic. While the name might suggest that they eat mice, Mouse Spiders are actually named after the downy fur on their bodies.

Signs Of A Spider Infestation

The most obvious sign that you have a spider infestation in your home or office is the occurrence or build-up of spider webs and the sight of actual spiders. You should clear away webs regularly using a duster or a hoover, both to prevent spider activity, and so you can see when new webs occur.

Spider egg sacks and an increase in flying insects can also be a sign that spiders have made your property their home.

One or two webs don’t necessarily suggest a huge spider infestation, but if you see lots of webs, then you should consider contacting us to protect your property from spiders.

Spider Pest Control Treatments

If you have a spider infestation, then we are here to help and will assist you in dealing with the situation. It is common to have these fears, but we can carry out spider removal treatments to rid your property of spiders.

Whether it’s spraying a loft space, conservatory, or workshop, to name but a few, we can help to make your environment less of a worry. We also carry out crack and crevice treatments for the outside of your property or garden furniture to get rid of spiders in just a few hours.

Due to the chemicals we use, we can’t treat green garden areas, trees and bushes, as the products would affect all wildlife. If you’re having issues with spiders in your garden, then we will need to give you further advice, but we must ensure all treatments are delivered following all laws and legislation.

Pest-Tech is an experienced pest control company operating throughout Maidstone and Kent, so we know how to remove spiders from homes and businesses throughout the area effectively. If you would like to discuss a spider removal treatment, then you can contact us at any time to arrange an appointment.

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