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Spiders

Barefoot Pest Control controls spiders in homes and businesses throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C., including the following local and introduced varieties of spiders: Black Widow Spiders, Garden Spiders, Orb Weaver Spiders, Wolf Spiders, Jumping Spiders, Daddy Longlegs, House Spiders, and Brown Recluse Spiders.

Dietary Needs

Spiders are predators, feeding on insects and other spiders.

Entry

Spiders find entry through cracks and crevices in any structures. Leaving doors or windows open for ventilation will also encourage spiders. Spiders often hitch a ride on boxes and packages brought into the home during moves and deliveries.

Nesting

Spiders prefer dark, quiet areas that are rarely used. This includes storage rooms, basements, attics, crawlspaces, closets, and other areas of the home. Some species have an affinity for moisture, while others prefer dry spaces.

Numbers

Spiders are generally not social creatures, preferring to hunt and live alone. However, females produce an egg sac from which dozens of spiderlings can emerge at once. This can flood an area with many spiders, especially if there is a surplus of food, and will require professional attention to disperse.

Spider Dangers

Most people are well aware of the dangers of spiders. Many varieties have a painful bite and some have bites that can pose significant, even deadly risks to your health. This includes the black widow spider, which is common to our coverage area. The brown recluse is rare in our area, but has been discovered in shipments and deliveries from outside of the region.

Cspiderontrolling Spiders

Because so much about spider control varies with the species of spider and the location of their nesting site, it is best to consult a professional to determine the best course of action for any given spider infestation. If you spot a dangerous spider species, our emergency services are available 24/7 for your safety.

Call (855) 754-6760 or contact us today for pest control on your schedule, including 24/7 emergency service. We are your one stop home care company! From our base in Waldorf, Barefoot Pest Control provides complete protection against home and yard invading pests, termites and wildlife for Waldorf, La Plata, Clinton, Upper Marlboro, and Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, as well as Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.