Situated on 571 acres the Natural Lands Trust Stroud Preserve in West Chester offers canoeing, kayaking, and 9 miles of hiking trails. You and your family can enjoy the splendor of being outside in Nature. Seeing insects, wildlife, and spiders outside in their natural habitat is one thing, but when they start making your home into their home, that is when you have a problem. Take spiders for instance. Did you know that the fear of spiders is one of the most common types of phobias? Having an infestation of spiders in your home is not something you ever want. If you have an infestation, there is good news. When you call in the professionals with Pointe Pest Control, you can say goodbye to invading spiders. Our team of spider-wise technicians understands how to eliminate spiders and get them out of your home. When you are looking for an effective spider control service, Pointe Pest Control is your solution.
What’s Up With Spiders?
Here in West Chester, we have a lot of different types of spider. You can find them in the woods, in your flower beds and unfortunately, in your home. There are a few problem spiders that just seem to want to invade our homes. All spiders have fangs and most of them do not want to bite you. Remember that spiders have to create their venom and it takes a lot of energy. Spiders want to use their venom to catch prey. With a few exceptions, spiders will only bite you if they feel threatened. If you put on a pair of pants where a spider decided to hang out, it will bite you because it is afraid it is going to get smashed. Here are a few of the culprits you might find inside of your home.
Yellow Sac Spider
The yellow sac spider gets its name from the little web sleeping bags it makes where your walls and ceiling meet. The spider itself can be yellow to a tan color. While their bites are not medically significant, they will be very painful. Yellow sac spiders are an exception to the rule that spiders will only bite if they feel threatened. This type of spider will bite you for absolutely no reason. If you are taking a nap and one walks across your arm, you might wake up to a few welt-like spider bites.
Black Widows are shy. If you disturb their webs, they will hide. Black widows love disorder. They prefer to build their webs in areas that are undisturbed. Garages, crawl spaces, and basements are all favored locations for black widows. Their webs do not look like a garden spiders, rather you will find a messy tangle of webs that embody disorder. While their bites are rarely fatal, if you do get bit by a black widow, you should always seek medical attention. Black widow venom contains neurotoxins which highjack your nervous system. Whenever you go to the hospital for a spider bite, try to capture the offending spider it will help the medical team with identification so they can give you the appropriate anti venom.
This type of little brown spider is not common to Pennsylvania. The only way you will find one, is if it has hitched a ride to your home in a box or other container. They cannot overwinter in our cold climate. The reason brown recluses hitchhike is they love cardboard. They will often hide out in stacks of cardboard or wood. While there is a lot of conflicting research, brown recluse bites are thought to cause skin necrosis. As with black widows, if you ever get bit by a brown recluse you should seek medical attention.
Pointe Pest Control
Instead of dealing with spiders, you can count on us for effective West Chester spider control. We have the tools, knowledge, and equipment that allow us to eradicate spiders from your home. We can identify the type of spider that has invaded and create an effective treatment plan. Our technicians are licensed pest control professionals. They have the training needed to understand how spiders live and where they like to hide. With Pointe Pest Control on your side, you can expect effective spider control in West Chester.