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Spider Identification


What are spiders?

There are around 3,000 species of spiders that reside in the United States. Spiders are often called insects, but they are actually arachnids that are characterized by having eight legs, no wings or antennae, and feeding on insects.

In nature, spiders are beneficial because they keep the numbers of many other insects down, but in our homes or businesses, they can cause a great deal of fear and stress. The wolf spider is actually the most common spider found in our area. Unlike many other species, wolf spiders hunt down and attack their prey rather than capturing prey caught in webs.

a spider inside of a home in souderton pennsylvania

Why do I have them?

Spiders will move indoors when the conditions outside become too harsh such as when the temperatures start to drop. By nature, spiders like dark, secluded areas such as basements, garages, and crawl spaces where they may find an ample supply of food.

Are spiders dangerous?

While spiders are known to bite humans if threatened, there are fortunately no venomous spiders native to our area, so if you are bitten by a spider, a trip to the emergency room may not be required.

How can I get rid of spiders?

Spiders are very resourceful pests and typically only enter your property if there is an easy means of doing so. It may be difficult to control spider populations inside your home, but to help prevent them, you can keep shrubs and bushes trimmed away from the siding or exterior of the property as well as seal any holes or cracks around your doors, windows, and basement to reduce points of entry.

If those attempts fail, contact Moyer Pest Control. A Moyer Service Professional™ can confirm the presence of spiders and recommend one of our three levels of treatment to help you get rid of spiders.

Can I do it myself?

Spiders can be very difficult to eliminate from your home or business due to an overabundance of hiding places. Many do-it-yourself repellents and sprays intended to rid your property of spiders simply do not work as the chemicals they use are not effective. Also, if misused or mixed improperly, pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets, and plants.

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families, or employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. In addition, all of our Service Professionals™ are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.  

How soon can you get here?

Moyer Service Professionals™ are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Most pest problems are difficult to prevent, so most of our customers choose one of our three comprehensive, year-round pest control plans to ensure spiders stay out of their home or business.

Where does Moyer Pest Control service?

Moyer provides pest control services in West Chester, Souderton, and Collegeville as well as throughout the Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery counties and parts of the Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties. We also service parts of Delaware and Lumberton, New Jersey.

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