Patton Termite and Pest spider control

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While they may startle your or make you squirm, some spiders are actually beneficial as they help reduce the population of other harmful insects. There are several types of spiders, even in Wichita, that do bite humans and a couple of them are deadly. This is why it is so important to hire a pest control company like Patton Termite and Pest that can keep these intruders at bay.

If you are bitten by either of these spiders, it is important you seek treatment immediately:

The Black Widow spider is easily identified by its black color and red hourglass design on its abdomen (underside). These spiders are typically found outside.

The Brown Recluse spider has a darker brown hourglass on its back and likes to stay hidden indoors. It will bite if confronted.

Additional spiders to watch for in the U.S., but not necessarily in Wichita, as they still bite and treatment still may be needed: Grass Spider, Wolf Spider, Hobo Spider, and the Saint Andrew’s Cross Spider.


Learn more about spider infestation in the home and some tips from Patton Termite and Pest, by watching the video below:

How can I tell if I have spiders?

The most obvious sign is a spider’s web, which consists of sticky and non-sticky silken thread, and serves as its living and eating quarters. While some spiders, such as the wolf spiders and jumping spiders actually hunt their prey, most spin magnificent webs in order to catch their prey in mid-air.

You will see the webs, and you may see the spiders, especially when you turn on lights after dark.

Spider infestation advice from the experts

If the spider isn’t venomous, then usually you can just get rid of them.Here’s some advice from the experts at Patton Termite and Pest:

  • Move and shake boxes inside your home and in the garage to disturb spiders. Cleaning your closets twice a year can also help keep spiders at bay.
  • Wear protective gloves when moving boxes, furniture and cleaning your home as poisonous spiders like the Brown Recluse spiders can penetrate your skin and threaten your life.
  • Setting up sticky traps can also help catch spiders, but should be used with caution in homes with children and pets.
  • Use a vacuum to suck up and kill spiders.
  • Turn off the porch lights as they can attract bugs which in turn attract those spiders.

Keep in mind that it is better to err on the side of caution and hire a professional pest control company like Patton Termite and Pest.

How long does a spider treatment typically take?

A treatment for most homes performed by our specialists at Patton Termite and Pest takes between 30 – 60 minutes, unless we’re performing a brown recluse clean-out which would run longer. As treatments will depend on the severity and extent of the problem, you will have to work with us to get a true time estimate.

Call Patton Termite & Pest at (316) 773-3825
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