As the weather begins to chill in New Jersey, many different species of house spiders can be found indoors report Monmouth County, NJ pest control professionals. Unlike some outdoor spiders which are venomous, house spiders are non-lethal to humans. In many cases they provide assistance in keeping other insect pests down as they trap and consume them in the webs that they construct. The problem is that most people do not care for spiders running across their floors, walls, windows, or ceilings.
The webs of a house spider can appear as funnel-shaped or erratic shaped webbing that appear at the corners of walls and ceilings, beneath or above fixtures, hidden in cabinets or closets, or on window sills. The webbing is designed to capture insect prey that will consume. Some species of spiders lay in wait in their webbing for their prey to arrive while others move on to spin more webs to catch additional prey. These spiders will return frequently to the nest to see if prey is caught and consume any victims accordingly. If the nesting spot is not working, they will eventually abandon the nest and move on to other areas until a good location is found.
House spiders do have venom, but it is not dangerous to humans. Once an insect is caught in the webbing, the house spider will deliver a venomous bite which will kill it’s victim. Many house spiders live for about a year during which time the males and females will mate many times. The female spiders can lay as many as 3,000 spider eggs during its short lifespan. Some female house spiders eat the male house spiders after mating.
A Monmouth County, NJ pest control professional can keep spider populations down by providing exterior perimeter pesticide treatment around your home or business. Additional interior treatment will make your living environment an uninviting place for these spiders to reside. Contact Allison Pest Control for expert spider control in Monmouth, Ocean, or Middlesex counties.
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