Tag: spider control

Spider Control & Extermination

Spider control and extermination can be a major concern for homeowners. There are about 3,000 species of spiders throughout North America, but the good news is that only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed - the black widow spider and... more
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Home Remedy for Spiders

If you start seeing a lot of spiders around your house, here is a natural home remedy to try to prevent any others from entering your home. One cup vinegar One cup pepper One teaspoon oil One teaspoon liquid soap Put it all into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your doors and... more
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Spiders Creeping Up in New England Homes

A1 Exterminators, a pest management company servicing New England warns that homeowners might begin to notice more spiders in and around their home as the weather is cooler. "Much like humans, spiders seek shelter from cooler weather in warm environments,” said Gary Weisberg, Owner at A1... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Spiders

Deter spiders with horse chestnuts. Place a few horse chestnuts in each corner of the house and in any area of the house where you frequently run across spiders. Chestnuts, walnuts, and the fruit of the Osage orange tree are thought to have the same effect. Some speculate that horse chestnuts... more
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Avoid Spiders this Winter

Fake webs were great for Halloween, but real spider webs? Not so great. Avoid spiders with these tips: Seal up your home. Patch up cracks and holes leading from the outside in to prevent spiders from finding their way indoors. Use caulk to fill in large gaps of space in closed doors and windows.... more
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Fall Pests Not A Treat This Halloween

Rats, bats and spiders might serve as great Halloween décor, but real infestations make for a haunted house that can turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare. These creepy pests tend to seek refuge and resources in homes during the fall, which is why A1 Exterminators are taking this Halloween to... more
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Pine Cone Spiders

We saw these adorable Pine Cone Spiders for Halloween. They can be a creepy-cute seasonal addition to the nooks, crannies, and shelves around your home! Materials: Round Pine Cones Wiggly Eyes Brown Pipe Cleaners Scissors Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun and Glue Cotton Butcher’s... more
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Tarantula Hawk

Did you know there is a crazy spider wasp that hunts tarantulas? The Tarantula Hawk is up to 2 inches long and can leave a very intense and painful sting. The female Tarantula Hawk is the one that goes after tarantulas, and the sting instantly paralyzes it and then the body becomes a nest for a... more
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Spiders Begin Seeking New Homes for Fall

As summer comes to an end, the spiders that have been enjoying the season outside will look indoors for the fall season in search of prey. A1 Exterminators is educating homeowners on how to best protect against spiders from entering their homes. “Spiders aren’t all bad, as they do provide a... more
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Giant Spider Web in Northern Texas

Some people are afraid of spiders. And most spiders don’t like other spiders, either -- they often eat each other. In North Texas, a strange thing has happened. Thousands of spiders worked together to build a communal mega-web it's about 40 feet high and as long as a football... more
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