Spider extermination done right by Green Piper Pest Control
The last thing you want to pester you is, well, a pest. From bugs and insects to those rotten rodents, we handle pests of all shapes and sizes.
With deep roots in Grande Prairie and the Peace Region, Green Piper is a local grassroots business that provides environmentally safe and effective pest control solutions to you and the buildings in which you work and live.
Founded by Dan Student, an experienced pest control specialist, his focus for Green Piper is to get the job done. This means providing honest pest control services, keeping you up-to-speed on your problems, and presenting the best solutions possible.
Some say spiders are the most misunderstood pest, but that doesn’t make it any easier to share your house with them. As unwanted house guests, spiders can be annoying: they leave unsightly webs, and they can reproduce by the thousands.
With us, you can go back to sharing your home and business with the people you love, not the pests you don’t.
If you suspect you have a spider infestation, it’s best to immediately give us a call because spiders can rapidly breed and spread the infestation. Although they are not harmful to the structure of your home, like some pests, they can leave your home looking unkept and indicate a more significant problem. Remember, the spiders are present where their food is.
Beyond making your home look like a scene from a Halloween movie and scaring you from the corner of your shower in the morning, spiders in the Peace Region do not cause structural damage to your home or business.
We deal with all types of spiders at Green Piper, including:
Wolf spiders are one of the most recognizable spiders in Alberta. Wolf spiders actively hunt during the night and only occasionally during the day. These spiders scare people because they are big, hairy, and fast. Outside, they hide under stones, firewood, under decks, and in leaf piles (look before you leap). Although they do not tend to want to live in your home or business, once inside, they often stay. Inside, they can be found low on walls, under furniture and other objects. Be careful if you are bringing in wood for the fireplace wolf spiders may be hidden in that firewood!
Web-weaving spiders may look scary with their bright yellow patterns that are often found on highly venomous spiders in the wild, mostly in the movies for us in Northern Alberta. However, orb weavers do not contain potent enough venom to harm people or our pets, which are much larger than the prey that these garden spiders are adapted to hunt. They are most often found in gardens, fields, and forests
Jumping spiders The “Bold Jumper” is one of the largest and most common species of jumping spider in North America. The spider is mostly black with a conspicuous white, orange, or red triangular patch in the center of its abdomen. Their jaws have an iridescent sheen to them and come in a variety of colors. They live mainly outside in gardens and treed areas. They enter homes while chasing their prey.
Health Risks from Spiders
Spider bites usually result from squeezing or handling. Bites can also occur when the males are out looking for the lady of their dreams or when people clean out cluttered areas such as basements, attics, or garages. Spiders in the Grande Prairie area cannot penetrate human skin with their fangs.
There are many cases of a well-known bacterial infection that the medical community attributes to spider bites, although this remains under dispute by experts.
Some people recommend using essential oils to encourage spiders in their homes to leave. Certain strong scents are excellent spider repellents and can also make your home smell great. Peppermint essential oil diluted with water is known for keeping spiders away by spraying it into the corners and baseboards around your house to evict your spooky tenants.
You can also use vinegar diluted with water in a spray bottle. Be careful when using it your home may start smelling like a fish and chip shop.
Here is our advice for you on how to keep spiders away:
- Clean your house often to avoid the insects that spiders like to snack on.
- Seal up small holes that can let spiders inside your home.
- Remove cobwebs regularly.