Looking for Alternative Pest Control Options?
A special division of Killroy Pest Control
Many people are bothered by the presence of spiders. Even though most spiders in your area are harmless to people (with the exception of the black widow) you may not want them in or around your home or office.
No spider control service can guarantee that you will never see a spider in your home, but we can greatly reduce the numbers with good Integrated Pest Management practices. The Black Widow spider is the only truly poisonous spider in our area, but several other species can bite, and a few people allergic to their venom may have a variety of reactions. The infamous brown recluse or violin spider is not commonly found in northern California.
Scorpions, while scary looking, are no more toxic than bees and wasps in our area. Their sting can be painful, but they are only dangerous if one is highly allergic. Usually found outdoors under rocks and logs, the scorpion is mostly active at night. Spraying is usually not necessary, except in rare cases.
Inspection: It is critical to identify the particular types of spiders that are bothering you. Knowing the characteristics of the invading spiders will affect how these pests are eliminated. Inspecting the property is important for locating the source and causes that enabled spiders to access your building.
Modify environment conditions: Your Killroy pest management professional will look for and suggest modifications to any environmental conditions that might encourage spiders to enter the structure. This could include changing the color of your outdoor lighting or eliminating food sources that are attracting the spiders, as well as trimming plants and trees touching the structure.
Establish and implement a plan: Your Killroy pest management professional will consider the most effective and least toxic approach to get rid of your spider problem. He will explain his plan which may include customer/tenant participation and answer any questions you may have. He will then carefully treat the situation. He will find the spider webs and egg sacks and remove them.
Monitor the process: It is important to monitor the situation until it is resolved. If there is any sign of returning spiders, your technician will gladly come back at no additional charge to make the appropriate adjustments to ensure the problem gets taken care of completely.