Arachnids are a class of 8 joint legged creatures. There are three common types of arachnid pests in the Pennsylvania area – spiders, ticks, and mites.
Spiders in small numbers can be beneficial, as they trap and remove large numbers of insect pests. However too many spiders, or large or poisonous spiders are a nuisance and require removal.
Mites are tiny arachnids, practically invisible to the naked eye, that feed on dead skin and collect on bedding. A pillow of two years old, for example, may contain up to 10% dust mite carcasses and feces. When inhaled at night, mites may cause allergies including hay fever, asthma, and eczema.
Treatment includes periodically washing bedding in very hot water and antihistamines. Pest management specialists have treatments that can eradicate mites provided the homeowner follows subsequent instructions. Steam cleaning treatments can also effectively remove mites from bedding and mattresses.
Spider control is accomplished using our standard bug control plan:
Inspection – We make a thorough inspection for bugs ? inside and outside.
Location – We determine the precise location of the sources of the infestation.
Gradation – We precisely grade the infestation as mild, moderate, or heavy.
Fumigation – We apply a safe odorless insecticide over the affected areas.
Call our office today at 717-422-3916 for more details about our spider control pricing and plans.