So You Don’t Have To!
There are over 35,000 described species of spiders worldwide, with about 3,000 occurring in North America. Many species of spiders are classified as household pests. In the United States, only two spider groups are considered dangerous to man, the widow spiders and the recluse spiders.
At J&J Termite and Pest Control, we want your Ventura County or Treasure Valley home to be a spider-free zone! You should never have to worry about an 8-legged house guest overstaying their welcome. We can help rid your space of both common household spiders as well as your typical garden spider.
If you're having issues with any of these pests, give our Ventura County office a call at (805) 900-4008 or our Treasure Valley office a call at (208) 408-1992. You can also send us a message online to get started!
Scents Spiders Hate
There are certain scents homeowners and business owners can use to repel spiders. Spiders hate the smell of citrus fruits, peppermint oil and vinegar. Using these scents around a house or business is an effective and easy way to keep spiders from coming inside.
One home remedy some people use to keep their home spider free is cleaning with a vinegar infused with citrus. To do this leave orange peels in a cup of vinegar over night. The next morning mix the vinegar with water in a spray bottle. Simply use it as a cleaning agent or spray it around areas around the building spiders are likely to enter.
Black Widow Spider – the adult female are black with a reddish hourglass shaped marking on underside. Adult male usually have a color pattern on dorsal or upper surface, pattern variable but typically consists of a median row of red spots with white lines or bars radiating out to sides.
Brown Widow Spider – brown or grayish-brown color, abdomen with 3 white spots on top, with a median white band on rear, with 4 diagonal white bands on either side, and with a yellow to orange hourglass mark on underside. Recently established in southern California from San Diego to Los Angeles.
Brown Recluse Spider – color tan to dark brown, usually with a darker “violin” shaped marking on top.
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Spider Control is a 6-Step Process:
(5) Mechanical Measures
(6) Pesticide Application