August 26, 2013
Spiders aren’t insects; they're called Araneae. Spiders can be difficult to control with just a pesticide application alone. A pesticide application affects spiders in two ways. First, if a spider comes in direct contact with the pesticide, it will die. An additional benefit from a home pest control service is that it also eliminates insects spiders eat, such as ants, crickets, earwigs, and other broad spectrum of pests. In this case, it is very common to see spider webs.
Due to the diminished insect population, residual spiders will web in open areas. This may last a few weeks after your pest control service. Eventually, the spiders will be eliminated by starvation or from pesticide contact. For more info about spider control and prevention, visit our pest library, or feel free to give us a call.