To start I will say my daughter is so afraid of any spider, and she will hurt anyone that even tries to joke around with her about a spider. Enough said on that but it is known in the pest control industry that more people are scared of spiders than almost anything else. Some sources say as many as 75% of adults are scared of spiders, this is truly a pest that most people do not want around. When dealing with spiders you need to know that most spiders are considered to be a benefit to humans as they are a natural pest control and help us out tremendously. One fact to know is that ALL Spiders in the USA are venomous but their fangs cannot pierce the skin. Only a few spiders in the U.S. of America are considered to be a health problem.
In the North USA the climate affects spiders so that typically most species will live only for one year. Most species will pass the winter as eggs, that will develop into adults during the summer and then die in the late fall to early winter. However, some species can overwinter as inactive adults, hiding in small safe places that we do not think to look at, like crevices under bark on dead trees, window casements, and many other similar areas. These over wintering spiders have nature on their side, as they secrete special antifreeze into their bodies, allowing them to come awake in the spring to complete their life cycle by mating, laying eggs, and then dying.
The Brown Recluse which is a small spider, with a body about 0.33 inches and leg span of between 1 to 1.5 inches. The brown recluse is generally a yellowish-brown to brown in color with a definite fiddle shape located on the head and back of the spider, and if you get close enough (not recommend) you will see they have one less set of eyes giving them a total of 6 eyes arranged in pairs. Most Spiders have a total of 8 eyes. The bite of the brown recluse causes severe damage to the skin and surrounding tissue, resulting in a large open sore, called a necrotic lesion.
The Black Widow is a little larger with a body size of up to 0.5 inches and a leg span of up to 2 inches. Any one that has seen a large pregnant black widow can tell you what it looks like. This spider is normally glossy jet black, with a bright red marking on the underside of their abdomen which is usually an hourglass shape, but can be slightly different to the extent of looking like a big red dot. With the black widow only the females are considered dangerous while the smaller male is considered harmless. Black widow spider bites rarely kill people, it is important when anyone is bitten, they should consult a physician as soon as possible, because they can make you very sick.
Now for spider control in your home or business. We suggest using CatchMaster Glue Boards for control of several species of spiders in the building. Most of these will be the running and hunting type spiders, like the wolf spider which will capture its prey without the use of a web. When you try to trap these spiders, please note most of them will be found behind sofas, chairs, bed, and other large items in your home. This is where we will use our glue boards; they usually cannot be seen and will catch spiders and even other insect pests that the spiders are preying on. CatchMaster Spider traps, are used for other insect pests as well as spiders. So our sticky bug traps are the same as our brown recluse traps. So if you want to use CatchMaster Glue Boards for your spider control just choose our smaller glue products and you will amaze yourself as to how many spiders and other insects you will catch.
Remember not all sticky spider traps are made the same. CatchMaster by Atlantic Paste & Glue prides themselves on manufacturing the best glue available on the market today. Controlling a spider problem can be done by the homeowner by using professional grade products. Here at BestGlueBoards.com we feel we have the best sticky spider traps you can buy. If you need to control spiders you can order online or call us at 1-800-607-0701.
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