Colour: Various depending on species
Size: Various depending on species
Although mainly harmless, spiders can be unpleasant and bothersome. You will typically encounter a spider’s silky web outside in long grasses and trees or inside, beneath furniture, in the corner of rooms, around windows, and in rarely disturbed bedding and clothing. They can breed year round, producing egg sacs that can contain up to a thousand tiny spider eggs. Quick containment is paramount before the tiny spiderlings hatch and run rampant in your house.
Spiders like living in quiet, undisturbed areas where moisture and food are available. Spiders main source of food is other bugs. Spiders do not need much water to sustain their own existence, however moisture often attracts other bugs, so spiders will usually choose to live nearby water as well. Cluttered areas provide more hiding spots for spiders. That’s is why basements, garages, storage spaces and wooded areas tend to be a popular habitat. spiders generally like quiet areas with little traffic, they will opt for a busier location if that is where their prey is found. If a spider can avoid people, it will.
Spider Life Cycle
Once the spider-lings hatch from their egg sac, they emerge developed to survive. Some species wait over the winter to hatch in the spring. Each species is unique in how it cares for the young. Wolf spiders and other species often allow the young spider-lings to hatch and ride along on their Mothers’ back. Others leave the young come out walking or ballooning and have endure them to start their lives alone. Young spider-lings will molt five or more times depending on the species. Each of the single or multiple molts represent a stage of life. Spider-lings change into the immature, juvenile, or semi-adult form. Once they reach the appropriate size, they become penultimate. The adult form comes last and with goes multiple molts to reach. Some spiders grow in size after reaching the adult form in which they continue to molt. Most spiders discontinue the molting process once they have reached maturity.
Seal and caulk all openings on exterior walls near foundation, as well as cracks and crevices near window and door frames. Close, repair and or replace all open and unscreened windows. Reduce clutter to limit hiding places for spiders. Remove all water sources from close proximity of your home.
Spider Service Prep Guide
There are many things that should be done to prepare for a spider treatment. For the full list of ways to make your spider treatment successful, view our Spider Service Preparation Guide.
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