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Learn More About Spiders Commonly Found in New Jersey

Identifying Spiders in New Jersey
Identifying Spiders in New Jersey

Spiders. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors, spin webs, and are super fast when skittering across a surface. On top of that, they look menacing and other worldly, and can make a grown person cringe.

There are around 50,000 spider types in the world and Allison Pest Control NJ takes care of handling at least 39 of these spider species that inhabit homes, sheds and surrounding properties. While spiders play their own role in nature, many pose no health threat to humans, but there are some arachnids that have a venomous bite.

New Jersey Spiders

Here’s a short list of spiders that call New Jersey home.

• Bold Jumper – one of the most common spiders in the US, these black spiders feature a colorful patch on their abdomen and like to jump.

• Carolina Wolf Spider – a larger species that prefers keeping a low profile during the day and becoming more active in the evening.

• Long-legged Sac Spider – likes to live indoors and prefers the night to search for food.

• Common House Spiders – prefer weaving webs inside your home and around exterior areas such as garages and storage buildings.

Since 1917, Allison Pest Control NJ has been serving its customers with quality service by experienced technicians. If you have a spider problem, or any other type of insect, pest, or wildlife infestation, just give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest.

What Are Spiders?

It is not likely surprising to know that spiders intimidate nearly all of the human population.  Statistics show that 85% of people are afraid of spiders! There are thousands species of spiders in the world, and 59 reside in North America report Monmouth County, NJ pest control professionals.

Spiders are not insects.  They are known as “arachnids”.  A spider is easy to identify as it always has eight legs (four on each side of its body).  Spiders can take on different colors and shapes.  Some spiders are venomous, while others are not.  Depending on the species of spider, the behavior pattern will differ as well.  Some spiders are avid hunters, while other spiders will spin a web and wait for their prey to become entrapped.  Some webs that are spun are not used to capture prey though.  Instead, some species of spiders will spin elaborate webs as part of their courtship ritual.

Despite the dangers associated with some spiders, overall, spiders are considered to be beneficial creatures as they consume a multitude of insects that are considered to be pests to gardens, homes, and businesses.

Spiders become problematic for New Jersey home and businesses when they come indoors or when they are too close to the exterior of the structure.  The black widow and brown recluse spiders are particularly worrisome because of the venom that they inflict on their victims when they bite.  Anyone who is bitten by a spider should seek medical attention quickly.

A Monmouth County, NJ pest control professional will be able to keep spiders and other pests out of your home or business.

It’s A Spider Bite!…Or Is It?

Big and small, spiders, more than any other type of creepy crawly make people squeamish for a variety of reasons report pest control professionals in Ocean County, NJ.  Perhaps it is because of their long legs, or the fact that they can run fast, or climb up to high places.  Maybe it’s because they seem to appear out of nowhere, or because they come in so many different sizes.  Maybe people hate spiders because once the egg sacs hatch there are so many babies to contend with.  Maybe spiders are so imposing because you can actually see their face if you take the time to look at them.  Whatever the reason, most adults and children are not very fond of them.  Personally, I don’t mind them…but I don’t want them in my bed!  I must admit, I do always keep a watchful eye out for black widows and brown recluse spiders.  Other species, it’s hit or miss (pardon the pun) whether they are allowed to live or die.

Contrary to what some people might think, spiders do not seek out people.  In fact, spiders are solitary creatures for the most part.  Spiders are often blamed for bite marks that appear on humans.  Repeated studies in the United States have shown that the majority of people who seek medical help do not actually have a spider bite, but instead are suffering from some other type of skin infection.  Doctors across the nation continue to report spider bites are indeed rare, even from the dangerous brown recluse and the black widow spiders.

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Scientists Believe Global Warning Has Brought An Increase In Plant Eating Insects

The summer of 2011 brought about numerous complaints by New Jersey residents to many pest control companies throughout New Jersey about an increase of insects eating more than their normal share of a variety of outdoor plants.  Notwithstanding the voracious appetite of the pesky stink bugs that have taken over the eastern seaboard in recent years, and have damaged farmer’s crops and homeowners gardens, many residents have noticed an increase of other plant-eating insects in their gardens.  Many home gardens that were normally bursting with fruits and vegetables were hit hard by unwelcome invaders this past year report NJ pest control professionals.

Through extensive research, it is the belief of some scientists that the continuing warming of the earth is contributing to the increase in plant-eating insects.  Researchers do not believe that the plants have become tastier to insects, but they do believe that insects have a greater appetite and have become more destructive in recent years.  Planetsave reported back on February 11, 2008 that scientists from Pennsylvania State University and the Smithsonian Institution believe that “when temperature increases, the diversity of insect feeding damage on plant species also increases.”  Additionally, the study’s lead author and researcher said “our study convincingly shows that there is a link between temperature and insect feeding on leaves.” You may read the article here.

Keeping the interior and exterior of your home free from all types of unwelcome pests is easy when you hire a New Jersey pest control expert.  Allison Pest Control will be able to blanket your property with a barrier pest control treatment to keep unwanted pests out so that your gardens will grow as expected.  We provide fast and professional service to residences and businesses in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey.  Call us today for a free estimate and pest evaluation.

The Bug That Bites In The Night

There are several types of bugs that bite humans and leave their mark for all to see report NJ pest control professionals.  Mosquitos, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, spiders, ants, and even cockroaches won’t hesitate to partake in human flesh if it suits their fancy.  Bite wounds will vary for each insect depending on what type of insect is doing the biting.

Depending on the time of year that the bites occur, it could be very difficult to determine what type of insect is actually the cause of the fierce pain and intense itching that follows.

Studies have shown that about 50% of bed bug bite victims have an allergic reaction to saliva of the bed bugs.  Because only 50% of people show signs of being bitten, bed bugs often go un-noticed in homes and will multiply out of control.

For some unfortunate victims, bed bug bites are intensely itchy.  Bites can be found anywhere on your body, but bed bugs do tend to prefer to attack areas of skin that are exposed.  Legs, arms, feet, neck and the face seem to be preferred places for the little vampires.

Bed bugs are attracted to the breath that we exhale (C02) and the heat that our body emits.  Once we are in a deep sleep, usually around 3 to 5 a.m., bed bugs will slip out from their hiding spots and find their way to their intended victim.  Once they are there, they stab you with their two hollow tubes.  One tube injects anti-coagulants and anesthetics. The other tube is used to suck the blood from their victim.

It can be difficult to determine the source of a bed bug bite wound because bite marks can take up to 10 days to appear on the skin.
Bed bug infestations are a very difficult pest to control.  A New Jersey pest control expert like Allison Pest Control has the skill and knowledge to kill bed bugs no matter how extensive the infestation is.

Could Other Pests Be The Key To Killing Bed Bugs?

NJ Pest Control professionals treat all kinds of troublesome pests throughout the state.  According to the National Pest Management Association’s 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey it was revealed that 73 percent of the respondents queried reported that bed bugs are the most difficult pest to eradicate?

Some people may contend that the use of DDT and some other types of powerful pesticides that are no longer in use, in past years nearly wiped out bed bugs from America’s landscape.  The reality is that we never really killed them all so many years ago.  Bed bugs still existed, definitely in smaller numbers.  The survivors were forced to evolve and become resistant to the pesticides that nearly wiped them out.  The survivors mutated into a kind of bed bug super bug that we know today.  These bugs are resistant to current pesticides, have a thicker exoskeleton, and have changed their genetic makeup as well.

Using regular pest control services absolutely has its benefits.  We humans have become accustomed to living without annoying pests in our midst.  In our effort to kill bed bugs, we have also inadvertently eliminated other species of bugs inside our homes that find bed bugs to be a tasty treat.  The Pharaoh ant is a widespread problem on every continent except Antarctica. Here in the United States, pest control professionals have done a fantastic job at eliminating invading Pharaoh ants from our homes, much to the delight of any bed bugs you might have.  Pharaoh ants are so adept at eating bed bugs that it has been noted that those amazing little ants cleared a camp in Meridian, Mississippi of bed bugs in a single day during the Civil War.

Argentine ants, fire ants, marked assassins, and spiders all find bed bugs to be a delicious meal.  These insects are part of the food chain of life, just like we humans are for bed bugs.  The difficult part is to balance how much pesticide to use so we can live comfortably with beneficial insects.  Nobody wants a house filled with fire ants, nor do they want a house filled with bed bugs.  It’s a difficult balance and one that a NJ Pest Control professional like Allison Pest Control can handle with ease.