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Fox Pest Control’s Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas Spider Exterminator Service

Ever seen the movie “Arachnophobia?” If you have, you probably have a flashback to it every time you feel something crawling on you. Sometimes, it’s just your imagination, but it’s not those “sometimes” that you’re worried about — it’s the other times when you look down to see an actual eight-legged creature climbing up your leg. Thankfully, “Arachnophobia” is an exaggerated and unrealistic representation of spiders. Nevertheless, Fox Pest Control wants to help you get rid of spiders in Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas, and to  keep your family protected from them, no matter how deadly they may be.

Signs of a Spider Infestation

You might already know you have a spider infestation, but here are a couple of the most common signs spider exterminators look for in the Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas area.

Webs

Not all spiders make webs, but most of those found inside will make cobwebs in low-traffic areas. Basements, crawl spaces, attic spaces, storage containers, cardboard boxes, window frames and window wells, outdoor light fixtures, and similar areas are excellent candidates for spider activity.

Sightings

Besides webs, the main sign of spiders is to find one crawling around. The only reason spiders are found inside or near a home is because of their food — insects and other spiders.

Things You Need to Know About Spiders

  • Around 3000 species of spiders live in North America – probably not that many in Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas. Most of these are nontoxic to humans, like the yellow sac spider and domestic house spider. However, there are a couple spiders you need to look out for: 
  • The Brown Recluse
    • Most common in the southern states, this spider has a potentially lethal bite.
    • Its venom is necrotic, meaning it kills living tissue. 
    • To identify a brown recluse, look for a sandy brown spider with a dark, violin shaped mark on its body. 
    • This spider will likely be hiding in a dark, secluded area —  hence its name. 
  • The Black Widow
    • A common venomous spider in the United States. 
    • Female black widows are much more dangerous than their relatively harmless male counterparts. 
    • A female black widow’s body is about one-half inch long with a trademark red hourglass on the underside of the belly. The rest of the body and the legs are a shiny black color.
    • Drop-for-drop, a female black widow’s venom is thought to be 15 times stronger than  rattlesnake venom, although, in most cases, not enough of the spider’s venom is released to be fatal.
    • Unlike the brown recluse’s venom, a black widow’s poison affects the nervous system, not the tissue.
  • Although most spiders aren’t as dangerous as the brown recluse or black widow, it’s best not to wait too long before seeking professional help if you have a spider infestation.

Helpful Spider Prevention Tips:  

  • Seal common entry points.
  • Reduce access to food by turning off exterior lights at night to prevent bugs from getting inside
  • Reduce moisture in and around the home.
  • Reduce hiding places by cleaning corners and vacuuming often.
  • Dust along walls and ceiling where spiders build webs.

How Do I Get Rid Of Spiders?

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Think you have a spider problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (717) 366-9627 for a free Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas spider control quote.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized spider treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain spider free.

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Spider Control FAQ

How do I get rid of spiders?

The main reason spiders infest homes in Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas is to find and kill insects. By knocking down their webs and getting rid of insects, you’ll get rid of spiders. 

Vacuuming frequently can help scare away both insects and spiders. But Fox Pest Control has the most efficient and effective solutions for spider extermination over the long term. Call today for a free quote.

Which spiders are the most dangerous?

In the United States, there are two main spiders to worry about:
Black widow spider
Brown recluse spider

Is the hobo spider dangerous?

Nearly all hobo spiders bite and are venomous. However, because the hobo spider looks similar to other types of spiders, there is some debate as to whether the hobo is as venomous as it’s rumored to be. Some people have reported to have been bitten by a hobo spider when it was most likely a bite from a brown recluse.

What is a black widow spider?

The black widow spider is a type of house spider that makes complicated, messy webs. The black widow is found throughout the United States, but not quite as often in states along the Canadian border. 

What does a black widow spider look like?

Depending on the species, the females have black coloration and a recognizable red hourglass shape on their underbelly. They are often found in dark, secluded places, such as basements and attics.

How poisonous are black widow spiders?

In most species, the male black widow venom isn’t very potent at all and isn’t likely to cause harm to humans. Reportedly, the female black widow spider’s venom is 15 times more poisonous than rattlesnake venom. 

If you are bitten by any spider, seek medical attention right away. 

Where are brown recluse spiders found?

The brown recluse spider is found mostly in the southern states. True to its name, it likes to make webs in dark, enclosed spaces. 

How poisonous are brown recluse spiders?

As opposed to the black widow spider’s venom, the brown recluse’s venom is necrotic, which means it can kill the tissue. A brown recluse spider bite is life-threatening and can result in long-lasting damage. 

If you are bitten by a spider of any kind, seek medical attention.

Do all spiders make silk?

All spiders have silk, but not all spiders spin webs. Jumping spiders use their silk like a lifeline to catch them in case they miss their mark and fall. All spiders use their silk to wrap up their eggs in a silk case for protection. Some spiders line their tunnels with silk and use it like a network of antennae, so if anything disturbs the silk, the spider can sense it. 

Do all spiders make webs?

Many spiders make webs to catch prey, but not all of them do. Some spiders create a tunnel with a “lid” or trap door entrance, ambushing prey when they walk by. Others hide in dark spaces or camouflage themselves and strike when prey come nearby. Some spiders, like the wolf spider, hunt and chase down their prey.

Is all spider venom the same?

No; there are two main types of spider venom: necrotic and neurotoxic. 

Neurotoxic venom affects the nerves. A bite from a black widow can cause muscle cramps, spasms, numbness and tingling, or even total loss of feeling in a limb or area of the body. Neurotoxic venom can affect multiple areas of the body. 

Necrotic venom, including the venom of brown recluse spiders, destroys living tissue. It forms purple or black discoloration that looks like a bruise. Underneath the surface, the venom will form an ulcer that can grow worse if the affected area is not treated.

Pestimonials
Susquehanna Valley & Surrounding Areas Pest Control Reviews

5 Stars

Gawayne Nunes from Fox stopped by and took care of my home. I have had excellent service from Fox since joining up and even when the kids find an ant or spider a quick call and they are out in a day or two to retreat the entire home and ensure that we do not have any more issues. Lets face it pests will constantly look for free food, free homes, etc. and without ongoing support they will find new ways in to get what they can find. They have been consistently pleasant to work with and have made regular visits to check and ensure a barrier remains around the premises and check for possible issues. What more could you look for in a pest control company?


– Quinton Zastawnik

Posted November 12, 2020
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5 Stars

Ronnie performed my initial treatment, and he was simply amazing! He is super knowledgeable and a very pleasant person. Answered all my questions and provided so much detail/experience. I was very impressed with the thoroughness of the service, and I wish he would be the one that would return for future visits. I could see spiders literally slowing down and dying before he even left. Very happy with the level of service and professionalism from Fox Pest Control. Thank you!!!


– Matthew McKain

Posted October 24, 2020
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5 Stars

Ronnie L. from Fox Pest Control was very professional and so polite! He even cared enough for our safety and wore a mask! He was very knowledgeable in what he was doing. He gave me the facts and even went further to treat my garage due to spider web issues, etc... He cleaned up my spider webs and even treated the window to our other garage that was separate across from our house. This action was very appreciated! It was my first time hiring Fox Pest control and I don't regret using their services. It's been a blessing to have peace of mind and so far so good! We're looking forward to our next appt which we hope it will be with Ronnie again!


– 2love4jesus

Posted October 19, 2020
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5 Stars

Jason was the tech that came. Very knowledgeable, and answered any concerns. We've had voles, so he checked the bait trap, sprayed in the shed, around and inside the house. Treated for spider control, etc. So far we are very happy with the service, and glad we did sign up.


– Dave

Posted September 20, 2020
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5 Stars

I just started with fox pest control a few months ago. I recently moved and they came out to the new house and preformed a free treatment! Jason was my most recent professional. He did a great job at removing the spider webs that built up while our new house was on the market. He also treated the exterior very thoroughly and include around our kids playset. I highly reccomend fox for their professionalism and good price as well as great customer service.


– Casey Shoemaker

Posted September 01, 2020
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5 Stars

There have been a ton of spiders this year! Scheduling with Fox was easy and their turnaround time for service was within 48 hours. Technician Jason was thorough in explaining where / how spiders invade exteriors and the products they use to combat them.


– Cypress Willans

Posted August 18, 2020
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.

And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.

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