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Spider Control for Web Weaving vs Crawling Spiders

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Spider Control for Web Weaving vs Crawling Spiders

Although many spiders in NYC do build complex webs and use them to trap prey, others are more active in their hunting. Crawling spiders like the wolf spider and the jumping spider chase down insects for their meals.

These different methods of movement and hunting impact how exterminators deal with spiders. This is why working with a pest control company who can identify the different spider species and implement the best extermination methods is the best solution when you have a spider infestation.

How to Get Rid of Spiders Based On Type

Both crawling spiders and web weaving spiders can spin silk and use that silk in catching their prey. The difference is that web weaving spiders wait for their prey to come to them and crawling spiders go to their prey.

As a result, crawling spiders are generally more mobile. They can be spread over a wider area depending on the number in your home. Web building spiders will more often stay in one location as indicated by their web, and if they move, the remains of webs can help an exterminator track their progress. Knowing the differences between the two types of spiders, a pest professional can use the following methods to get rid of them:

  • Apply Treatments – With web weaving spiders, it is straightforward to note where they are living and apply treatments to those areas. This is still possible with crawling spiders as an exterminator can apply treatments with lasting effects to the areas where spiders are most likely to travel.
  • Take Down Webs – Removing the webs of web building spiders will push them to move. The destruction of their webs can indicate that the area they are in is no longer safe.
  • Get Rid of Other Pests – The primary reason spiders are in a home is because there are other pests there to eat. By applying pest control strategies that exterminate spiders’ food sources, all types of spiders will need to vacate the property to look elsewhere for food.

The other solution that you can use against both web builders and crawling spiders is to prevent them. Spiders get inside homes through small gaps and other openings. By finding these openings around your home and closing them off, you can reduce the number of spiders and other pests that gain entry into your home, making this an effective step to take after extermination.

24 Hour Pest Control NYC can get rid of spiders of all kinds in NYC. With our experience, we can identify which spider species are at your property and provide the right solutions to exterminate them. Contact us to schedule a visit.

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