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|Our spider control service provides the best value for the money. No two properties are alike, therefore, we customize our services based on our knowledge of why spiders come to your property, where they are likely to take up residence, and how best to control them.|
Corky’s Spider Control Service
A property inspection will determine where spiders reside on the property. Your technician will then begin the service by removing spider webs in the eaves and around fence lines. Then using low-impact and/or botanical treatments, that are proven effective spider solutions, he will treat obvious areas of infestation, harborage areas and places where he knows or suspects spiders might be, (like under patio furniture). We will also treat the landscape plantings that attract other insects that provide food for the spiders.
In order to effectively control spiders a consistent service is of the utmost importance. Re-infestation can occur rapidly as they migrate from or are carried by winds from neighboring yards, fields and canyons in their relentless hunt for food, water and shelter.
To guarantee no more ants, choose our Ultimate Pest Control Service, and start receiving year-round control and preventative treatments for not only spiders but ants, aphids, whitefly, ticks, mosquitoes and much more.
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How do spiders get in your home and yard?
Spiders fly or rather float to find better places for survival. As new spiderlings they release several silk threads that form a kind of parachute. This balloon silk carries them away in the wind. This behavior is called ballooning or kiting. Not all the babies survive the trip which can range from just a few meters to several hundred miles.
Spiderlings can land anywhere: plants, fences, pool equipment, patio furniture, doorways and window sills. When they land, they crawl to the nearest shaded area for protection. Immediately they 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 its web, becoming massive as time passes.
Many spiders live for a year or longer depending on the species. The ones that land on your property during a spring breeze will mature to adulthood by the time fall rolls around. Most species stay outside all the time and never come in houses. However in autumn, mature male house spiders start to move around in search of mates. Although most remain outside, some might be drawn by your home’s heat will go inside if they come across an easy entry point.
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We are confident that the service we provide will meet or beat your expectations for the control of spiders on your property. If in the event, our initial efforts do not afford you the control you expected and subsequent corrective measures are unsuccessful in this regard, we will refund the amount of your last paid service.
A landscape tick, mosquito, aphid and whitefly prevention control treatment is included in the Ant Service as a free added benefit. There is no implied guarantee for these insects as ticks may be brought to the property by skunks, opossums, rats and other outside sources that are beyond our control and flying insects, mosquitoes, aphids and whitefly, fly in from outlying areas surrounding the properties that we treat and are therefore not included in any guarantee.
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The 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).
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.
This 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.
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.
There 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.
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.
The 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 writing 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.
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.
Wolf 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.
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.
***Above prices are based on an average sized home and lot.***