It’s not surprising that one of the most common fears across the United States is arachnophobia — the fear of spiders. Everyone knows at least one person that jumps on top of chairs or screams at the sight of them. Even though the majority of the spiders that could enter your Charlottesville, Virginia area home or business are not venomous and completely harmless, an infestation of spiders is still not wanted and even considered a nightmare.
Here at pest Authority of Charlottesville, we can protect your home or business with our preventative pest control treatment called Barrier 360. Barrier 360 stops infestations before they can occur by creating a spider-proof barrier around the exterior of your home or business. This treatment doesn’t just prevent spider infestations — it’s all-in-one capabilities can prevent the infestation of 12 other common pests in the Charlottesville, Virginia area with the same treatment.
This all-in-one treatment is cost-efficient and effectively protects your family and home or business from infestation. How can you trust that this treatment works? Well, here at Pest Authority of Charlottesville we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to our customers. If pests manage to infiltrate your home in-between Barrier 360 treatments, you will receive additional assessments and treatments by our experts for no additional charge. It’s our responsibility to protect your family and home or business from pest infestations, and we take our job very seriously. We will not stop until there are none left.
We proudly serve our Charlottesville, Virginia area community by offering our pest control services to protect your home and keep out all spiders and pests. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Spiders. Guaranteed.
Common Species of Dangerous Spiders:
- Brown Recluse
Known as “violin spiders” or “fiddleback spiders” due to their dark brown, violin-shaped marking, brown recluse spiders are known all across the country. Whenever you decide to clean and declutter the house, make sure to wear gloves and tuck your pants into your boots because brown recluses like to hide in dark, almost vacant places like storage spaces and wood piles. In extreme cases, getting bitten by a brown recluse can be extremely dangerous and might even lead to necrosis.
- Black Widow
Black widow spiders are notorious for being dangerous and the most-avoided spider. The distinct cherry red hourglass marking on their jet-black bodies make them easy to identify. Even though only less than 1% of people bitten by black widows die as a result, they are still incredibly dangerous spiders with venom that’s 15 times more powerful than rattlesnake venom.
- Hobo Spider
Due to their light brown color and dark markings, hobo spiders are often mistaken for brown recluses. This confusion has given us an unclear idea for the symptoms of hobo spider bites, but some experts believe that their bite can also lead to necrosis. Hobo spiders are found all across the country, though they are more concentrated in the Pacific Northwest.
How to Avoid Spider Bites & Infestations:
- Check and shake out all shoes before use.
- Clear out your gutters of debris and clogs
- Trim tree branches and shrubbery back so that their branches and leaves don’t brush your home.
- Place your bed away from walls and windows.
- Clear away all unnecessary clutter.
- Keep off-season or special occasion clothes, bed linens, and more in sealed plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes.