One of the biggest pests in the upper Hunter region this time of year are spiders. In particular, the Black House Spider.
Spiders will build webs around the external walls of your home, under eaves, on fascia’s and gutters, trees and plants in your garden basically anywhere advantageous to them catching insect meals. The most common spider encountered around homes in Sydney is known as the Black House Spider. These mostly make webs around the external areas of the home itself. As populations grow they will be start to be seen internally around windows or commonly cornices.
Spiders disperse to new areas via a process known as ballooning, which is when spiderlings leave the web and attach a thread of silk and literally float like a balloon to a new place to make a web. The weather has warmed up so that means more insects to flying around to get caught in webs. The warmer months of summer produce a lot more insects. In the evening when the lights come on at home, insects start to move to the lights and this is where spiders are waiting in their webs on your home.
How to Get Rid of Spiders.
To control this spider and most other webbing spiders the treatment involves both chemical and non-chemical means of management. Treatments are also recommended for insects around the home. The fewer insects there are living around or resting on your property, the fewer insects there will be for spiders to eat and in turn there should be less spiders.
After we complete a site assessment, the external area is where we usually start. The entire surface area of external walls is treated. This ensures that all spiders and seldom seen spiderlings that will be on the walls are treated. Sometimes a wall may look like there are no spiders on it, especially brick walls, once treated they can be crawling with spiderlings that were too small and well hidden to be seen when they’re not moving.
Eaves, guttering, fascia’s are treated. Treatment is applied carefully around windows and if applied correctly and carefully will not run or mark windows. Gardens, plants, shrubs and the like will be treated. The chemicals we apply will not harm plants. All other areas of a home and yard where spiders are known to be are also treated.
If spiders are a problem inside your home, we will always look for non-chemical methods of control or removal first. Spiders can be removed and controlled internally simply by vacuuming or brushing the spiders down. If the infestation is high certain registered products can be used inside homes safely will be used.
Treatment is often also applied to roof voids, wall cavities. Sometimes sub-floors may also need to be treated in extreme cases.
Most webbing spiders produce one generation per year and Amalgamated Pest Controls treatment procedures for spider control target every spider that can be calling your home, their home. We will provide you with a 12 month service warranty for the spider treatment. That means if spiders come back, we will too. At no additional cost to you.
If you have a problem with spiders and need a Guaranteed Gone solution and take advantage of our Summer Special covering cockroaches, ants and spiders to keep your home protected through summer.
Protect your home this summer, call Amalgamated Pest Control Muswellbrook.