Is It Too Cold for Spider Control in Tulsa? 

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It is never too cold for spider control in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adapting to weather changes is something that spiders specialize in. They can survive during warm summers to cold winters and any other surprises the region brings with nothing more than their own body fluid.

Spiders are everywhere; even during the frigid weather, they do not hibernate. They do not wander into your home just to keep warm. Chances are, they were already inside your home. The most common household spiders in Oklahoma are the brown recluse, the black widow, wolf spiders, jumping spiders, and other similar house spider species.

Ideal Locations for Spider Webs

The ideal location for spider webs is anywhere food is abundant, particularly where other insects or pests tend to be found. They eat typical insects such as flies and moths that seek warmth inside your home during the winter, which is why spiders migrate there. A spider will live in the same spot if its web is catching food. They will go in search of water to drink, but that is only from sources like dripping faucets, pet bowls, and condensation.

Thanks to their built-in antifreeze, a cold-weather defense mechanism, spiders can survive freezing temperatures. Some species of spiders live only for a brief period, which is about 1 to 2 years. Females tend to outlive males.

Proactive Spider Prevention

Many spiders that live in your home are not dangerous, such as the wolf spider and the jumping spider. Although, the jumping spider is the most annoying and with good reason. However, it would be best to be extremely cautious of the brown recluse and the black widow because their bites are venomous. Here are a few tips on getting rid of spiders:

  • Cracks and crevices must be sealed up, especially around your doors and windows.
  • Your window screens should be intact and free of holes.
  • Reduce their food sources and keep all bugs out of your home.
  • Keep the corners swept free of any webs weekly.
  • Keep your home clean and clutter-free.

The best way to ensure that all spiders are dead is to call your trusted pest control company, Emtec Pest Control, for a free pest control inspection to determine how extensive the problem might be!

Exterior Spider Prevention

Spiders can survive the coldest temperatures. Therefore, one of the best preventions is to exterminate them outside your house. Keep your yard nicely mowed and your shrubs and trees trimmed. Just to be on the safe side, the Emtec professionals can also give the exterior of your home a spray of defense prevention to eliminate the chances of large numbers of spiders making their way indoors.

Spiderlings

Since you are noticing more spiders, chances are it is their mating season. You now must worry about where they have laid their eggs or spiderlings and when those creepy, crawly baby spiders will hatch. Females lay 10 to 20 egg sacs that contain 150 to 300 eggs, and yes, they are all in your home. We are the biggest threat to spiderlings because the noticeable spider eggs can be easily swept away, sprayed with insecticides, and discarded. For those that have been laid in your attic and walls, they go on to hatch. If the thought of that creeps you out, working with a professional spider removal and extermination team can help put your mind at ease.

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Evict Spiders from Your Home with Emtec Pest Control

Emtec Pest Control can complete a full inspection, identify spiders that are present, and use the most effective course of treatment to remove them. We have over 40 years of experience and knowledge handling spiders and other common pests and are dedicated to eliminating and preventing any invasion you may have. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or call us to get started.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.