CONTROLLING SPIDERS

  • Thorough inspection of the building is essential and may have to be made at night 
  • Identification is important for pest management and medical reasons
  • The key to control is the timely mechanical removal of spiders, webs, but especially the egg sacs with a vacuum, both inside and outside. Seal and dispose of the bag immediately. 
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ABOUT SPIDERS

  • Spiders are found everywhere (except Antartica)
  • They are established in nearly every habititat (except for air and sea)
  • All spiders are predators, feeding mainly on insects and other small arthropods
  • They capture their prey in sticky webs, paralyzing or killing with venom
  • Can survive without food for several weeks to a few months
  • In the U.S. only 2 spider groups are considered dangerous to man (widow spiders and recluse spiders)

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CHARACTERISTIC OF SPIDERS

  • Arthropods having eight legs and fangs that inject venom
  • 2 body regions (head and thorax). abdomen connected by a tiny waist.
  • Atennae absent
  • Fangs, connected internally to a poison duct.
  • Slender legs, 4 pair
  • Males usually smaller than females
  • In a week or more after mating, the female deposits 20 to several hundred eggs in a silken sac
  • It may be weeks later, or not until the following spring before the spiderlings hatch and/or emerge from the sac
  • Spiderlings go through 4 to 12 molts before maturity
  • Most spiders live for 1 or 2 seasons
  • Most spiders are nocturnal or active at night and will scurry away when disturbed unless they are tending egg sacs or young
  • During the day, they usually remain hidden and inactive in cracks and crevices, their webs, etc.
  • BItes usually occur when males are seraching for females, or when people clean out neglected places such as basements, attics, garages, or put on seldom-used clothing

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