Spider Extermination Services in Colorado

Spiders are different from every other insect. They are the only ones who do not have antennae. They can also be absolutely deadly. If you have a spider infestation, call Colorado Pest Pros for your extermination needs.

How to Control Spiders

The best way to control spiders is to eliminate their food source. Since spiders primarily feast upon other insects, getting rid of other insects inside your home is the easiest form of spider control.

Eliminating their access to the home by putting screens on windows and through repairing cracks in the baseboards is also important if you find yourself with too many eight-legged visitors.

The Spider Extermination 3-Step Process

  1. Identification of species. Once the pest professional has identified the species, they will know the best way to treat your infestation.
  2. Evaluation of the infestation. The pest professional will find the nests and evaluate home factors such as pets and children to determine the safest manner of extermination.
  3. Treatment. Once all the factors are evaluated, appropriate treatment will be applied.

Spiders: Did You Know?

  • Spiders have no extensor muscles in their legs. They are able to move and jump from hydraulic pressure.
  • The spider’s entire nervous system is located in one centralized bundle.
  • A spider spins a web through the excretion of a type of liquid silk. They can vary the type of web they spin in terms of stickiness, thickness, and shape.
  • The initial human response to the bite of a Black Widow spider occurs within 15 minutes of the bite and makes the victim feel like they are having a heart attack. These symptoms are lessened if the spider is a male. The bite of a female Black Widow causes much worse symptoms.
  • The largest spider in the world by weight is the Goliath Birdeater who can weigh up to six ounces. The Giant Huntsman spider has legs that span as long as 12 inches which makes them look like they are “the size of a dinner plate.”

There are at least 45,700 species of spiders in the world within 113 families. There 13 common species in Colorado, as well as distant spider relatives Scorpions and Daddy Long Legs. Two of the breeds found in Colorado are also two of the deadliest: the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow.

Spiders have three stages in their lifecycle. They go from egg to spiderling to adult. Most male spiders die after mating.

Spiders have no antennae, eight legs, and fangs that inject venom into their prey.

When spiders detect prey, they will run across the surface using their front legs to subdue it. They then sink their fangs into their prey to both kill it and begin the digestive process. If their prey is smaller bugs, they use their webs to trap them.