Summer is virtually here in the Upper Hunter region, and here come the spiders. In particular, the Black House Spider and the Red Back Spider.
These and other spiders will build webs around the exterior surfaces of your home, under eaves, on fences, trees and pot plants in your yard – in fact, anywhere an insect meal may be available.
The most common spiders found in house yards in the Upper Hunter are the Black House Spider (commonly found on walls, eaves and fences), the Redback Spider (found around weep holes, pot plants and stored items), and several species of Orb Weaver Spiders (often found on foliage in garden areas). If left untreated, the numbers of spiders will grow, and you may then start to see them internally, around windows etc.
Controlling the spider populations
To control an existing population of webbing spiders, the process may require different types of treatment methods for successful management. One example of a treatment method that doesn’t involve spraying is by simply turning off unnecessary exterior lights or placing sensor lights. This way, fewer insects will be attracted to your home, so there will be less for the spiders to eat, and in turn there should be less spiders. This is just one example of a simple treatment method that you can easily try out for yourself at home.
When a qualified Amalgamated Pest Control technician visits your home or business to deal with your spider problem, the first thing he will do is a thorough site assessment. This is to determine the extent of your problem, and to devise a strategic treatment plan to suit your specific situation.
Where the appropriate method involves a spray treatment, the entire surface area of the external walls, eaves, guttering and fascia’s are sprayed extensively (very carefully around windows), as well as fences, retaining walls, sheds and garden foliage. This ensures that all spiders on the exterior are treated.
The products we use to treat your home are all registered, regulated and certified to be safe, and will not harm plants or external surfaces.
Spiders inside your home can often be controlled be removing them with a broom or vacuum cleaner. Where possible, we prefer to look for non-chemical methods of control inside your home. If the infestation is high, or if you prefer an internal spray treatment, however, we certainly have highly effective, registered products that can be used inside your homes safely.
Treatment is often also applied to roof voids, wall cavities. In extreme cases, sub-floors may also need to be treated.
How long does the treatment last?
Most webbing spiders produce one generation per year. Amalgamated Pest Controls treatment procedures for spider control target every webbing spider that can be calling your home, their home.
We will provide you with a full 12 month service warranty for the webbing spider treatment, backed by our Guaranteed Gone promise to you. This means that if the webbing spiders come back, so will we – at no additional cost to you.
If you have a problem with spiders, or any other pest at your place, give us a call today and we can take care of it for you – Guaranteed Gone.
Protect your home this summer, call Amalgamated Pest Control Muswellbrook on 6535 2107.