Spider Control Services Ripon, CA

Nobody wants to have a surprising encounter with a spider, but living in the Central Valley can mean getting up close and personal with undesirable eight-legged houseguests. Some spiders hanging out in California are harmless, others pack a punch in their bites and should be avoided whenever possible.

VPS provides spider control services in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Lathrop, River Islands, Salida, and Stockton, in order to give homeowners relief and peace of mind. From identifying spider types to practicing comprehensive control methods, professional pest management services can help rid your home of problematic spiders.

Spiders to Watch For

You may spot one or more of these common spider types in your California home:

Hobo Spiders are light to medium brown in color with solid brown legs and sport a light midline stripe with darker stripes to either side. They range from 1 to 1.75 inches in diameter and are known for spinning funnel-shaped webs.

Orb Weaver Spiders craft flat webs around a central “Y” shape. Females have oval bodies with beige or yellow coloration and a cross-shaped pattern of white dots and dashes. The abdomens of males are smaller and darker, and both sexes have thick, spiny legs banded in several colors.

Black Widow Spiders are usually black, and females can be as large as 1.5 inches in length when their legs are spread. Males are about half the size. Females sport the well-known red hourglass shape on the abdomen. Male coloration includes spots and bands of yellow and red.

The Dangers of Spider Infestations

The black widow is the most venomous spider in North America, but death rates from its bites are less than 1 percent. However, being bitten can cause symptoms ranging from localized discomfort, redness and burning to vomiting, dizziness, abdominal pain and chest pain. Having black widows around the house puts you and your family at risk for these unpleasant complications.

Orb weaver spider bites can also cause pain and swelling. You may also have some numbness around the bite or experience feelings of nausea or dizziness. The bites of hobo spiders have milder symptoms, such as redness and pain in the area of the bite.

Controlling Spiders

Spider management requires diligent effort and the combined use of cultural, sanitation and often using the proper product. The best way to avoid an infestation is to prevent spiders from coming into the house. To remove points of entry, seal gaps and cracks and take the time to properly winterize your home.

Keep the home clean and sanitary, vacuuming often and cleaning up all food waste. Remove leaf piles, twigs, dead wood and other inviting spider habitats from your yard, and avoid using potentially dangerous DIY pest control methods.

Calling in the pros is the best thing to do when dealing with a spider infestation, especially if the species are dangerous ones. Contact Valley Pest Solutions today for a free inspection, and say goodbye to web-spinning home invaders. Our Trained Pest Management Team can assess the problem and control it by removing webs and treating areas such as eaves and doorways. Foliage near the house may also require treatment to prevent spiders from returning.

Let Valley Pest Solutions make your home less inviting for spiders so that it can be safer and more livable for you and your family.