Arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) is one of the most common fears in the U.S., and even though most spiders in the Austin, Texas area are completely harmless to humans, it’s understandable that you still wouldn’t want them infesting your home.
Pest Authority of Austin’s Barrier 360 treatment is designed to stop spider infestations before they can begin. Barrier 360 is applied around the exterior perimeter of your home or business to create a spider-proof barrier that prevents these pests from finding a way inside. Barrier 360 also stops 12 other pests that are common to the Austin and Pflugerville, Texas areas from getting inside – with the same treatment! It’s cost-effective, all-in-one pest control that actually works.
Every Pest Authority customer benefits from our 100% satisfaction guarantee and no contracts or commitments policy. You can cancel any time, and you’ll never have to sign an annual contract like you would with other pest control companies. We work until your pest problems are solved for good. If Barrier 360 pests get inside, we retreat for free.
We proudly offer the highest quality spider and pest control services to the Austin, Pflugerville, and San Marcos, Texas surrounding areas. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Spiders. Guaranteed.
Common Species of Dangerous Spiders:
- Brown Recluse
Brown recluses are light brown spiders about the size of a quarter with a violin-shaped marking that led to the nickname “fiddleback” spider in some parts of the country. They like to hide in dark places like storage spaces or woodpiles. Their bites can, in extreme cases, lead to necrosis of the skin, so it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse.
- Black Widow
Black widows are jet black with a bright red hourglass marking. Their striking appearance makes them easy to spot even though they’re small, but since they tend to hide away in dark, covered places, you still might be surprised by one when you reach into your mailbox or underneath patio furniture. The female black widow is the most venomous spider in the U.S., and their venom is an estimated 15 times more powerful than that of a rattlesnake.
- Hobo Spider
Hobo spiders are extremely difficult to identify due to the fact that they look like so many other brown or tan spiders, including the brown recluse. Because of their common appearance, there is significant disagreement among experts as to what the effects of a hobo spider bite are. Some believe their bites lead to necrosis, while others believe the symptoms are milder, and the necrosis theory is due to a case of mistaking a hobo spider for a brown recluse.
How to Avoid Spider Bites & Infestations:
- Always shake out close-toed shoes before use.
- Keep your gutters debris and clog-free.
- Keep all the trees and shrubbery trimmed so that their branches don’t touch or brush up against your home.
- Don’t use bed skirts and keep your bed away from windows and walls.
- Get rid of all unnecessary clutter.
- Keep off-season or special occasion clothes, bed linens, and more in sealed plastic bins.