Green Pest Solutions – Spiders

Because fall means that many pests try to find refuge indoors, pest control efforts often focus there – sealing up holes and laying any necessary traps to prevent these pests from taking up residence inside of your home. Most of the problematic summer/outdoor pests die off, but those that are seeking out warmth and shelter will do anything they can to enter your home, and so making sure they cannot find those entrances become crucial.

Many people are scared of spiders, and in some cases that fear may be so great that once they see a spider in their home they simply do not have the strength to kill it the traditional way. For those people that are so afraid of spiders that the idea of grabbing a spider with a paper towel is simply too terrifying, there are other ways to kill spiders that perhaps you feel brave enough to try.

Spiders simply are not that dangerous. Not all spiders can even break skin. Those that can will almost always only attack if they are within seconds of being squished, and even then the symptoms of the bite are nothing more than a mosquito bite or, at worst, a bee sting. While bee stings can be painful, and no one likes the itch of a mosquito bite, they are not necessarily something to worry about.

One of the issues that makes identifying bites difficult is that, in general, most bite reactions are the same. The bumps you get from bites isn’t some specific reaction caused by a type of toxin. They are allergic reactions, and so any bite that causes an allergic reaction is going to cause a similar bump. However, there are a few ways to tell some bites apart, and while it’s not an exact science, you can potentially tell bites apart by these symptoms.

September is back to school month, and that means that you’re sending your kids back to a place where they will spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, from now until roughly the end of June. While school is a great place to learn, it’s not necessarily the best place to stay safe from pests. The following is some helpful information that you may want to use to go over with your child before they start the school year.

While spring and summer are the months most associated with pest problems, it’s fall that tends to have some of the absolute worst pest issues.

When it comes to pest problems, it’s not your family that is most at risk. It’s often your pets. That is because pets have no way of avoiding pests the way humans do, nor are they able to tell humans accurately when they are suffering from pest related issues. That’s why keeping your pets safe should be one of your top priorities. The following are several tips for ensuring our pets stay safe all summer.

Everyone fears spiders, and that fear is probably unfair. Very few spiders bite humans, most that do only produce a reaction similar to a mosquito bite, and even the most venomous spiders rarely cause any life threatening disease. The exception is the black widow spider – one of the only spiders that can cause a bite that can be fatal. Every year, hundreds of people are bitten by black widows and most need medical attention to avoid more serious complications.

If you or someone you know is aggravated by arachnids, it probably seems as though they make an extra effort to appear wherever you look—in your bed, your shower, under your furniture and in every dark corner of your home. Getting rid of spiders can be as simple as making your home an uncomfortable place for spiders to live in the first place, which may be easier to do than you would imagine.