Using exterior lighting that is less attractive to flying insects will help reduce the food supply and therefore, the number of spiders around your home. Hardly anyone minds seeing a spider every now and then, but when your home becomes infested with great numbers of them, something must be done. In addition to vacuuming, a Braman spider extermination plan will use residual sprays in the areas where they are typically found.

If you think you have an infestation, contact Braman immediately.

Spiders Overview

North America is home to about 3,400 of the categorized 40,000 species of spiders in the world. There are so many different spider species, that we can’t possibly identify all of them here, but there is a tremendous amount of readily available information. Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae, or mouths, with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other orders of organisms.

Where are they found?

Spiders are often found in corners of rooms or by the windows, which makes vacuuming one of the best control measures. Other key locations are attics, sill plates, basements and exterior eaves and shutters. All of these areas should be treated as part of a spider extermination or control plan.

How are they harmful?

As a general rule, spiders are considered beneficial because they help control other, less desirable insects. It is true, however, that almost all spiders have some type of venom and are capable of biting. The most feared ones, the Black widow and Brown recluse spiders, are not indigenous to New England but can be transported here in shipments from other parts of the world.