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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Treasure Valley has plenty of Spiders.  This pest can be broken into two  groups---hunting spiders and web-building spiders. These two categories depict how spiders catch their food. The hunters hunt and the web builders build webs, then wait for their prey to show up in their webs.

Here is a short list of spiders in the Treasure Valley for each group:


     Black Widow





     Yellow Sack

Most times, it’s the Hunting Spiders that people spot, since they are moving around, foraging for food. But late summer is mating season for spiders so Web-Builders are also out and being seen. The only difference is that Web--building spiders aren't hunting prey.  They are hunting a mate. 

Here are some ways to decrease the number of spiders around your home or building:

1) Reduce yard waste around the perimeter of your structure

2) Place glue traps in the house and garage to help catch foraging males

3) An exterior residual application of spider control barrier

4) Let us help you with your spider problems


I hope your summer is going well as we move forward!



Posted by philc at 9/10/2014 9:50:00 PM
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