It's Raining Spiders

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It's Raining Spiders

Spiders Ballooning

Protect your home and landscape against Spiders and Ants for the same low price. One control service covers both.

Something to think about.

Spiderlings float in on the wind (ballooning) and are indifferent as to where they are gong to land. Not all survive the trip ranging from just a few meters to several hundred miles.

When they land on something such as the side of your house, they crawl to the nearest shaded area to hide from predators.

They also land in other areas of your property such as plants, fences, pool equipment, doll houses and patio furniture.

They immediately begin building a web to capture food and have a safe place to continue growth. As the spiders growth continues, so does the size of the web, becoming massive as time passes.

Many spiders live for a year or longer depending on the species. Spiders that land on your property during a Spring breeze will mature to adulthood by the time Fall rolls around.

In order to provide a proper Spider service, we have to consider all areas they may land and setup residence.

The areas we pay particular attention to are:

  • Spaces around your window casings and door frames
  • Spaces around the rafters in your eaves
  • Landscape plantings
  • Patio furniture
  • Fences
  • Pool equipment
  • Children's play houses

While performing this service during Summer months we brush the webs from your eaves to ensure precise treatment of the spaces where spiders like to hide. Having an ongoing pest control service will stop the buildup of these webs.

There are many species of spider, with different life-cycles to contend with. We are well versed in the characteristics and life-cycles of each species and adjust our treatments to provide you with maximum year-round protection.

Stop the Spider Invasion

Residential Service Plan

Try the unique Spider control service that makes Corky's Pest Control famous!

Look at the comprehensive service you'll receive by a licensed technician.

Dusting for webs.

1. We sweep away the spider webs from the eaves, windows and door frames using a special web duster. We also perform this service on your property perimeter fence lines.

Crack and Crevice treatment.

2. We spray the cracks and crevices of the hardscape edges and the foundation.

Window casings and doorframes.

3. We spray window casings and door frames.

Treatable plants and shrubs.

4. We inspect and treat plantings where there is evidence of ants and spiders.

Perimeter protection.

5. We spray the property perimeter to help prevent foraging insects from entering your property.

Eaves.

6.We spray the eaves to control spiders and keep them from their hiding places.

We’re confident that once you experience the great results of our service, you’ll want to become a regular customer.

  • We do not spray flowering plants when Bees are present and foraging or on hot summer days.
  • We inspect every area of your property and use all necessary treatments to provide a perfect service.
  • We only use Botanical or Low-Impact products on your property.

Everyone knows that ants and spiders come into your house from the landscape. Keeping these plant insects in check is the first step in ant and spider control. Plant inventories are maintained to ensure that our service is appropriate for your property. Controlling the insects outside of your home is the key to effectively controlling insects that invade your home.

Black Widow

Black Widow SpiderThe female black widow is glossy black with a globe-like abdomen. She has a deep red hour-glass marking on her stomach. The web of a black widow is irregular with no distinct pattern. It is very strong in comparison to most spider webs. The name is because she usually eats the male after they mate. The newly-hatched spiderlings are cannibalistic and will eat each other so usually less than one hundred actually survive. They climb to a high place, spin a piece of web, throw it out in the breeze and float away (this is called ballooning).

Life Cycle:

Two to four hundred eggs are deposited in an egg sack of dirty cream color. It takes from 10 days to a few weeks for the spiderlings to hatch. Development from egg to adult may take from two and one-half months to nearly eleven months. A female may live for one or more years after maturity.

Orb Weaver

Orb Web WeaverThere are many kinds of web (or orb) weaver spiders, most have a large abdomen and fairly long legs. They range in body size up to about an inch, and many have colorful markings. At least two varieties can inflict bites on humans, notably the Common Orb Weaver and the Jeweled Araneus.

The many Orb Weavers are the ones responsible for the beautiful spoke-patterned webs you see hang-ing between trees or shrubs. They are medium to large-sized, with a body of about a half-inch to an inch.

The Funnel Spider is the one that builds its web in a funnel shape. The spider hides at the back of the funnel when disturbed. They actually prey upon the Black Widow spider along with other insects on the ground. The Sheet Weaver is the one responsible for the beautiful webbing you see on the ground when looking out over a lawn or meadow on a moonlit night.

Life Cycle:

In the early fall, female web weavers place eggs in a cocoon about 3/4ths inch in size, hidden among leaves in a stiff web framework. The eggs hatch over the winter, but the young stay in the cocoon until warm-er spring days when they emerge.

Wolf Spider

Wolf SpiderWolf Spiders are large, hairy spiders, with bodies often over an inch in size. Males are smaller than females. Most spiders have two eye rows, but the Wolf Spider has three. They have three tiny claws at the end of each leg. Wolf Spiders will prey upon Black Widow spiders, among other ground crawling insects. They are ground dwellers, and lie in wait upon their victims instead of weaving a web. They may form burrows in the ground or in crevices of rocks. Wolf Spiders can inflict serious bites on humans, and are venomous.

Life Cycle:

The female lays eggs in a sac and drags it along until the spiderlings hatch. Wolf Spiders also have the unusual habit of carrying their young upon their back until they are ready to hunt on their own.

Jumping Spider

Jumping SpiderThis small, active spider is frequently mistaken for the black widow because of its red abdomen. In truth, it bears no real resemblance, having very short legs and only being 3/8 inch in size. It also has fairly large eyes. Jumping spiders are common in gardens and lawns, and in the spring often make their way into homes in search of prey, being found in windows and doorways. Jumping spiders are hunters, and do not spin a web to catch their meals. They pounce on their prey from quite a distance. They eat just about any bugs that are smaller than they are, and are active in the daylight hours. They are not really a pest as they do get rid of other insects.

Life Cycle:

The females make a funnel web to retreat into and lay their eggs. The eggs are laid in a case, and the young that hatch look like tiny adults. They will molt several times as they grow.

Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse SpiderThe Brown Recluse spider is an example of a hunting spider. It lives in wood piles, under rocks and oth-er dark places outside where it can find food. However, it will also live inside, usually in closets, stored boxes or folded clothes. These brown-colored spiders have a body length of about 3/8th inch, with very long legs. A distinct violin shape behind the head is the best feature for identification.

Rick Vetter, a research entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, states that as of this writ-ing there has never been one single Brown Recluse spider bite verified in the State of California--they are only found in the Midwest and South. There are rarer types of desert recluse spiders found in the southwest that could be found in urban areas at times, and several other spiders are often misidentified as Brown Recluse spiders.

Life Cycle:

40-50 eggs are laid in a silken case, the female producing 1-5 of these egg cases during her lifetime. The spiderlings hatch and go through one molt inside the egg case before emerging. After emerging, the instars go through 6-7 more molts in the next 7-12 months before becoming adults. Adults live 1-2 years.

Spider Video Script

Hi, this is corky, and i want to tell you about our ant and spider service which gets us more referrals from our customers than all the advertising that we do.

People usually call us for help after ants and spiders are already in their house.

If ants and spider populations are allowed to flourish in the landscape outside your home, the problem will eventually make its way inside your home.

Corkys Pest Control is licensed to treat your landscape. Most other pest control companies aren’t. This gives us a huge advantage in controlling ants and spiders . Our consistent, year round, outdoor approach enables us to stop them before they come inside.

When ants are in your landscape, your house will be the closest place they can find water and is usually in your sink.

Spiders can be found on your fence lines and your plants on the side of your house where you usually see their webs.

The first thing we do, is use a webbing brush to remove any spider webs from the eaves of your home and we do this all around your entire house and the fence lines.

We treat all the cracks and crevices next to the driveways and sidewalks. We treat the perimeter of your home and along fence lines to create a barrier to protect against migrating insects. Our treatment on the eaves, window casings and door front of your house will keep those spiders from going back into the cracks and crevices.

We spray down into the root zones of the plants and turn our application upward - and treat the underside of the leaves to make sure we control any spiders or other migratory insects that might be there. We inspect and treat all of the large plantings on your property that we can get to.We treat the foundation of your home, even behind the shrubs and plants, to make sure we get a good application there.

We get under, and treat the underside of your patio furniture. This is the major place where spiders seem to congregate.

Treatment to the eaves is especially important to keep the spiders from building their webs there.

Try our service and find out why our customers are so satisfied. We do over 87,000 of these applications a year. If you have any questions this video didn’t answer, please call our office and talk to one of our friendly customer service representatives.

They will be very glad to help you!