Spiders can be a major concern for Payette homeowners.

You typically notice spiders when they’re invading your home.  Even the spiders that aren’t venomous still give you the creeps.  However, if you spend much time outdoors, you’ve probably noticed cobwebs in bushes, trees, tall grasses and planters.  They are, quite literally, everywhere.

A weed is defined as any plant that’s growing where you don’t want it to.  We’re going to define pest here similarly, even though it’s typically reserved for destructive insects.

What’s the difference between an insect and a pest?  A pest is an insect that is living where you don’t want it to.  This mainly means your home, but it could also mean your social or work spaces.  I’m sure if you’re visiting Centennial Park, a spider across the Snake River isn’t going to bother you.

If you’re experiencing spiders, or any other pest, in or around your home, please give us a call for a free over-the-phone estimate.  Below are some common spiders you’ve likely heard of.

Common Spiders

Black widow spiders get their name due to the fact that the females eat the males soon after they mate. Venomous, they can be identified by their black shiny bodies, which include a bright red hourglass marking on the underside of their abdomen. They range from 1½ to 1¾ inches in length and can be found throughout the entire United States.

Hobo spiders are also known as aggressive house spiders. As one of the three most venomous spiders found in the United States, the Hobo is brown with a yellow chevron-shaped marking on its abdomen. Easily distinguishable, they range from ½ to 2 inches long. They are most commonly found in the Midwestern and Southern states.

House spiders are typically brown or gray in color. They’re small to medium in size, and range from ⅛ to ⅜ of an inch long. Males and females vary in their appearance due to their round or elongated abdomens and are found throughout the entire United States. Unlike their poisonous counterparts, house spiders are more of a common nuisance than a dangerous one.

Spider Control Payette

Spiders can be difficult or dangerous to prevent on your own. At Get Lost Pest Control, we eliminate spiders by treating inside and outside areas with an effective spider control treatment that lasts up to 3 months. We’ll also knock down existing spiderwebs on the outside of the home.

If spiders are invading your home, contact us at (208) 949-1003. We’ll not only inspect your property for common areas where they nest, but provide you with effective spider control Payette treatments.