Spiders: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Every spider has 8 legs
  • Their bodies are always separated into two distinct parts
  • They are mostly found in areas that are moist, though some prefer dry areas

Active Season

  • Spider eggs are laid in a mass, up to 3,000 at a time
  • Peak seasons are Spring through Fall, but can be seen indoors year-round
  • Spiders feed on smaller insects, so naturally they are more prevalent when insects are most active, which is during warmer months

Interesting Facts

  • After mating the female tends to kill and eat the male. This is mutual, because it ensures the females healthy gestation
  • They breathe through a pair of respiratory organs composed of many fine leaves situated in the abdomen, called book lungs
  • Spiders are known as “nature’s exterminators” because they prey on many insects that people generally dislike (flies, mosquitoes, etc.)

Cause for Concern

  • Some spiders do bite but this is irregular and generally are only minor bites and are not dangerous
  • Most people find spiders unsightly and do not enjoy having them around, especially indoors

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Spider treatments are both interior and exterior. We will treat any known areas of concern, so please be sure to have those accessible. People and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour.

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Spider Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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