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Spider Control: How to Keep Your Home and Workplace Spider-Free
Are you worried about spiders? Do you have recurring spider problems in your home or workplace? Spiders can be found all over British Columbia and the surrounding area, whether you live in the city or in the country. In fact, some spiders are poisonous while others are not. However, they can all be scary to come across unexpectedly. Because they are so prevalent, it’s important to take steps to keep your home and workplace free of spiders as well as any other pests that may be causing problems.
OMNI Pest Control provides efficient spider control services as well as identification of the most common spiders in BC, Canada and the surrounding area. We have a team who identify spiders and provide safe treatment plan for your home and pets. Contact Us
What Are Spiders?
Spiders are arachnids, a class of arthropods that also includes scorpions, ticks, and mites. They have 8 legs and two body parts. They have no antennae, wings, or visible ears. There are over 43,000 species of spiders found worldwide. Spiders come in all shapes and sizes; some are so small they can fit on your fingernail while others can reach up to 10 inches in length.
Spiders can vary in color; some are brown, black, or even red or yellow. Their patterns also vary; they may have stripes, spots, or no pattern at all. Most spiders spin webs for catching prey but there are other types of spiders that hunt their prey on foot.
Spiders are predators that feed on insects, other spiders, and small animals. Their fangs inject venom into their prey. Once they have injected their prey with venom, they wrap them in silk before eating them.
The most common spiders found in Vancouver
The most common spiders found in Vancouver and surrounding areas include:
- Garden Spider
Garden Spider is a very common spider found in Canada. It is a medium sized spider, with males being slightly smaller than females. Their body length ranges from 5mm – 9mm, while their leg span can reach up to 20mm. The color of their abdomen ranges from yellowish green to brownish grey. They have a distinctive pattern on their abdomen which resembles an hourglass shape. This species of spider feeds on small insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and gnats.
- Wolf Spider
Wolf Spider is another common spider found in Vancouver. They are large spiders, with females being slightly larger than males. Their body length ranges from 10mm – 35mm, while their leg span can reach up to 40mm. The color of their abdomen ranges from light grey to brownish grey, with some having patterns on their abdomen that resemble a skull or a cross.
- Hobo Spider
Hobo Spider is Light to medium brown spider with two distinctive dark streaks on its abdomen. Their body length ranges from 7mm – 14mm. They are found in woodpiles, sheds, garages, basements, crawl spaces, under outdoor furniture and around doors or windows. They prefer areas that are dry and warm. This species of spider feeds on small insects such as flies, cockroaches and other insects.
Get Professional Service for Spider Removal
If you find any type of spider in your home or workplace, it is important that you act quickly. Spiders can be difficult to remove, but with a professional spider removal service, like OMNI Pest Control, it will be easier than you think. We offer a wide range of services for spider control in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Our professionals will identify spiders and provide safe treatment plans for your home or business. Call us today at 236-886-5775.