Spiders

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Signs of a Spider Infestation

In general, spiders can be found in dark, secluded areas, both in your home and garden.

  • Look for spider webs - The size and shape of spider webs vary by species. Some are orb-shaped while others are funnel-shaped.
  • Some spider species live in burrows rather than webs, while others are free-ranging and take refuge in crevices.
  • Some species of spiders are attracted to moist environments.  Check your basements, walls, sheds and other damp locations.
  • Other species can be found in places such as attics, the junction of a wall and ceiling, closets and storage boxes.
  • Spiders feed on other insects and prey on ants, flies, woodlice and other spiders, so where there is a plentiful supply of other insects, spiders will wait to find their next meal.

As the temperature drops in the rainy season, spiders become more active, looking for a mate, and come out of their hiding places. Towards the end of the rainy season many die off, but some hibernate until the following dry season.

Spider eggs are laid into a silken sac, on average about 100 eggs in each sac, which may be fixed to a surface, hidden in the web or carried by the female. Signs of the sacs fixed indoors indicate that soon there will be more spiders around.

If you want to know more about spider infestations, talk to Rentokil’s experts on 246 429 3546.

Professional Solutions for Spider Infestations

At Rentokil, we offer expert identification of your invading spider species and provide a professional service to control larger infestations.

For professional help with a spider infestation, call us today on 246 429 3546.