Spider Control Services in Central California
Spiders are a common household pest that we often receive calls about for spider pest control in Sacramento, CA. However, most house spiders are non-venomous, and spiders rarely bite in general.
Even though most spiders are harmless, you don't want to see them in your home. With our spider control services, you can rest easy knowing that the experts at EarthWise Pest Management will eliminate spiders from your residence.
Our wide range of spider extermination services can handle any spider infestations, including hobo spiders, cellar spiders, and weaver spiders. No matter which species decides to build webs in your home, our professional spider treatment will handle the problem.
Additionally, we offer a wide range of pest control services to keep your home free from unwanted visitors. Our team of residential pest control specialists can rid your home of roaches, mice, bedbugs, and other pests. And if you have an infestation in your business, we also offer commercial pest control to keep your business free from unwanted visitors.
Types of Spiders We Deal With
Common house spiders
Professional Spider Removal
At EarthWise Pest Management, our professional spider removal will clear your home of any spider infestation. When someone calls us for spider control services in California, it usually involves black widows, brown recluses, or common house spiders that people want to keep away.
When you schedule our professional spider treatment, we rid your home of any spider species and clear any spider webs. Our professional spider removal team creates a worst-case scenario for spiders and other pests in your home. When faced with our effective methods, spiders don't stand a chance.
That heading might be a little bit misleading. While we love helping homeowners live a pest-free life, we also don’t want to cause anyone to fear spiders without knowing the whole truth. In this section, we will discuss two spiders with a bad reputation: the black widow and the brown recluse. These spiders can be dangerous and do have potent venom, but they are also (usually) not lethal weapons. Read on below to discover a little more information about these creepy crawlers.
Black Widow Spider Removal
When it comes to black widows, they're spiders with a bad reputation among most people for having venomous bites. Even though it's a venomous spider, the black widow isn't aggressive unless threatened.
The black widow has a venomous bite, but it's meant to kill flies, crickets, and other small bugs trapped in its webs. However, to prevent any accidental instances of poisonous bites, our black widow spider removal will eliminate them from your residence and provide peace of mind for you and your family.
At EarthWise Pest Management, we offer a complete range of spider control services, including black widow spider removal, so you can rest assured that no unwanted pests invade your space. In addition to knowing what attracts spiders and where spiders tend to set up their webs, our spider removal services clear away any egg sacs that can lead to additional spiders.
Brown Recluse Spider Removal
The brown recluse spider, like the black widow, is a spider that has a very bad reputation for causing serious harm to humans. Also, like the black widow, it is important to remember that a brown recluse can cause serious issues and even death, but these are extreme cases and incredibly rare.
Brown recluses are typically light brown or tan in color and can be about the size of a quarter, including their legs. They are known as the Fiddleback spider because they feature a dark brown or black mark on the back of their neck that looks like a violin. Like their name suggests, brown recluses tend to hide far away from human activity and are often found in basements, sheds, or woodpiles.
Brown recluse bites are typically painful at the time of the bite, feeling similar to a pinch or a bee sting. Symptoms of a brown recluse bite include an ulcer at the bite location and possible skin discoloration in that area. You may also experience chills, fever, joint pain, muscle weakness, and nausea. In extreme cases, a person might experience seizures within 48 hours of the bite.
There are rumors that brown recluse bites can cause necrosis. This is not usually a result of the venom itself but from secondary infections at the bite area. Many people do not experience any symptoms more extreme than a pimple-like bump. However, if you are bitten by a brown recluse and experience an ulcer-like lesion, seek medical attention to ensure the wound remains clean and free of infection. Otherwise, like the black widow, give your doctor a call if you are concerned, if you or the person bitten is in an at-risk group, you can visit the emergency room as a precaution.
Spider Extermination Services
When you see spider webs and believe you may have a spider infestation in your home, our spider control services can restore your peace of mind. Whether you have garden spiders, daddy longlegs, or any other spiders in your home, our efficient spider extermination services will eliminate them.
You shouldn't have to worry about spiders making themselves at home in your residence. As the top spider exterminators in Central California, we offer the most comprehensive spider pest control in Stockton, CA. You can count on us to rid your home of spiders and even spider egg sacs that can lead to new infestations.
Debunking Spider Myths
Myth: Spiders are insects/bugs.
Alternate Myth: Arachnids are spiders.
These are two common misconceptions about spiders. In general, the term ‘bug’ is used to describe any creepy crawly pest, but in the animal kingdom, bugs, insects, and arachnids are all very different. Insects are classified as having two sets of wings, sensory antennae, six legs, and a three-part body. Spiders, on the other hand, are arachnids, which have two body parts and eight legs. However, ticks, scorpions, and mites are also arachnids. For that reason, all spiders are arachnids but not all arachnids are spiders.
Myth: Most spiders create orb webs.
When you imagine a spider web, you likely picture an orb web. Orb webs are the classic spiral spider web that you see in cartoons. However, very few spiders actually follow this pattern of web making. These are just the ones we usually notice as they span between fence posts or tree branches.
There are also funnel-web spiders that build conical webs on the ground so they can hide in the narrow end and attack prey as it enters the open end. Cobweb spiders create messy, sticky cobwebs in the corners where your ceiling meets your walls. Sheet web spiders are responsible for creating flat blanket-like webs on the grass, forest floors, or in trees. The list goes on!
Myth: Spiders are in my home to escape from the cold.
Actually, most spiders are either indoor spiders or outdoor spiders with few who regularly and purposefully venture through both. Spiders that are indoors are there because that is their preferred habitat, while most outdoor spiders are perfectly suited to withstand the cold weather or it is part of their lifecycle to die off during the winter, depending on the species. This is also why it’s somewhat pointless to “set a spider free” outside out of kindness. While some of us don’t have the heart to smash a spider, a house spider stuck outside will not fare very well. Though, we support you either way, just remember to call us for spider control in Sacramento when things get out of hand!
Myth: Spiders bite you in your sleep.
Waking up with an itchy bug bite, your first thought might be that a sneaky spider took a nibble while you were sleeping! Fortunately, spiders biting sleeping humans are incredibly rare because, in general, spiders are non-aggressive and will only bite if their life is threatened. If a spider is in your bed, you might accidentally make a move that it sees as aggressive, but they won’t hunt you down for no reason. Bed bugs, on the other hand….
Myth: You swallow eight spiders per year while sleeping.
We’re not sure where this myth came from or why eight is the magic number, but regardless, it is completely false. It is unlikely that you will ever swallow a spider while sound asleep, let alone eight per year. As we mentioned above, spiders like to leave us alone while we sleep and an open mouth full of teeth and emitting snores or heavy breathing is likely going to send them running the other way.
Myth: Daddy-long-legs are the most venomous spider in the world.
This myth often continues, “But their mouths are too small to bite humans.” There are a couple of things wrong with this. First of all, depending on what region of the country you are in, there are at least three long-legged critters you could call a daddy-long-legs, and only one of them is actually a spider.
The first is the harvestmen. Though an arachnid, the harvestman is not technically a spider. Its body is not segmented but is instead roughly the shape of a popcorn kernel. This little guy has no fangs or venom glands and only has two eyes.
The next insect often called a daddy-long-legs is the fly, which is usually called a mosquito hawk in our area but is referred to as a daddy-long-legs in other regions. Obviously, this flying insect is not a spider, either.
Finally, the only spider of the group is the cellar spider. These guys are often found in basements and like to eat small insects and other spiders. Cellar spiders do have fangs and do have venom, and though small, they can in fact bite humans. But, like most other spiders, their venom is designed to kill tiny bugs and will, at worst, give a human an itchy bump.
Contact Us to Schedule Spider Control Services Today!
When you have a spider problem in your home, count on EarthWise Pest Management for the most effective spider control services in Central California. We offer spider pest control in Sacramento, CA, including all of Sacramento County, and techniques for ridding your home of other pests. Plus, our specialized integrated pest management techniques will restore your peace of mind in your home.
Our team of professional spider exterminators covers a wide service area, including complete spider pest control in Stockton, CA, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule an appointment for spider control services today!