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Spider control

Over the years, we here at Western Exterminator have become the experts in spider control. Fear of spiders is very common with a lot of concern over certain spider species being deadly. There is also a misconception that spiders seem to seek out people in order to bite them. Like most pests, there is good news and bad news about spiders.

The fact is that most of this is myth. Yes, spiders will bite people, but generally speaking it’s the last thing they want to do. A human presents more of a danger to spiders than spiders do to the human. Spiders use their fangs and venom to feed and a spider is just not interested in feeding on a human.

Still, homeowners do not want spiders on their property.  For decades, customers have relied on Western Exterminator for reliable, dependable, spider control. Spider webs hanging around your home or business don’t look very attractive, no matter how many insects the spiders are eating. A spider infestation could indicate another pest problem since spiders prefer to build webs where they can get the most food - insects.

Finally, there are spiders that inject venom that could be harmful to humans, such as the bite from bite from black widow spiders. Although seldom fatal, bites from these eight-legged arthropods should be taken seriously and medical attention sought.

Dealing with spiders in your home? Western Exterminator can help you get rid of spiders of all species. We remove the webs and get rid of the spiders during all life stages.

First, you will need to set up an inspection with a spider specialist. Contact us online or call 800-937-8398 to speak with a Western Exterminator representative.

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Facts about spiders

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Species of spiders

There are numerous species of spider that can crop up around humans. In California the most common types are:

Another spider whose venom is considered potentially deadly is the brown recluse spider. However, there are no indigenous brown recluse spider populations that have been identified in any of Western Exterminator’s service areas.

Experts in spider control

We are your local spider control experts and know how to get rid of spiders, including Tarantulas. We know how to track the pests down, seeking all of the hiding spaces that spiders like black widows like to use. We utilize the latest industry methods to remove spiders.

We have state-licensed spider exterminators who will treat the inside and outside of your home, removing spiders, their webs, and spider eggs. Western Exterminator specialists inspect basements and crawlspaces where spiders are commonly found as well as  review surrounding buildings. We’ll help make your home look more attractive by removing webs under eaves and around the property. We will get rid of spiders and know how to prevent spiders, too.

Spider eggs

Learn all about spider eggs and egg sacs, including how to get rid of eggs.

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Find out about kinds of spiders that are common in the Pacific Northwest.

How to get rid of spiders

Spiders are most likely to enter your home in the autumn in search of a warm place to spend the winter.

The best advice, in general, is to leave them alone. This can be difficult for the millions of people who have a real fear of spiders.

Majority of spider infestations are more of an annoyance – particularly their webs. However, on occasions, more serious situations can occur especially when it involves spiders that pose a bite risk.

How to get rid of spiders in the house

There are many DIY spider repellent and spider control products available. Here are some things you can do for spider control in your home:

  • Vacuum regularly, high and low - particularly sheltered spots such as beneath worktops, backs of cupboards or under/behind large furniture.
  • Remove noticeable webs - on a regular basis.
  • Fill in gaps - in walls, around pipework and under doors to deter entry.
  • Remove sheltering sites - like firewood piles, garden bags, compost piles and general clutter from near your property. Do not place boxes on the floor and by walls, and use tape to close up box openings.
  • Deter all insects - use lighting in a way that is less attractive to the insects (flies) that spiders feed on.
  • Ventilate - make sure crawlspaces and attics are well-ventilated, in order to decrease moisture.
  • Be careful - examine objects like grocery bags that were placed down outside, as well as packages that have been left outdoors. Spiders can travel into your home via these objects.

How to get rid of spiders outside

If you have many spiders outside your property and want to keep them from coming indoors, prevent shrubs from touching your structure (you can trim them). Spiders can use shrubs for shelter. But remember that spiders are actually helpful creatures, and so if you are not experiencing a lot of them in the area outside your property, avoid managing them in this area.

Spider removal services

spider infestation can have a big impact on a business. If the infestation is located in a public area, spiders and spider webs can scare away potential customers leading to loss of earnings. Western Exterminator spider control specialists are well versed and trained in dealing with the spider species that are common in our service areas here in the western and northwestern United States in cities like Seattle and Portland. We know which ones pose a potential health risk and which ones do not and can help you deal with them, remove their webs and offer advice on preventing them from returning.

Professional spider removal services are often recommended to deal with the discovery of a large population of spiders on your premises, especially to avoid any potential risk of spider bites.

Western Exterminator spider removal services include:


  • Responsive, fast-acting service
  • FREE business site inspection
  • Discreet, targeted spider treatment - professional treatment options include: web clearing treatments, insecticidal sprays, flushing treatments and more.
  • Peace of mind monitoring - we will install invertebrate monitors (insect monitor units) designed to trap spiders but not attract them. Our monitors are strategically positioned in areas spiders are likely to be foraging, sheltering and seeking mates.
  • Expert technicians - our technicians are qualified experts in the habits and lifecycle of spiders. Caught spiders will be professionally identified and determine if any harmful species are found. Western Exterminator spider control specialists are always there for you to provide treatment advice.
  • Sector specific expertise - our comprehensive range of treatment options means we can provide a solution that best suits your business needs, with minimum disruption to your daily operation.
  • Legislation expertise - our treatments comply with all legal and health & safety requirements.

Professional spider control

Western Exterminator offers a "peace of mind" spider inspection and monitoring service aimed at identifying specific spider species that may be harmful.

If a problem species is confirmed, advice will be given on the most suitable solutions for treatment.

Our qualified technicians are experienced in the field of spider control and provide a range of professional services.

Contact Western Exterminator today by calling 800-937-8398 or use our online form and we can discuss a solution to spiders in your home or business.

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