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How Do I Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders?

Nobody wants to discover brown recluse spiders in their home. Spiders are one of the most hated and feared pests. Add to that the potentially dangerous nature of a brown recluse bite, and you have a stressful situation. You’ll want to find a spider exterminator who knows how to get rid of brown recluse spiders.

What’s So Bad About a Brown Recluse Spider?

Brown Recluse ControlBrown recluse spiders range from the size of a dime to the size of a dollar coin.  They are light tan to gray in color, with thin, spindly legs. Their well-known identifier is the violin-shaped marking on the top of the head. The bite of a brown recluse injects the victim with a protein that affects in different ways. Lucky people and pets have no reaction at all. But for those unlucky ones that do react, the bite can lead to necrosis, organ failure, and in rare cases, death.

Signs of a Serious Infestation

Brown recluse spiders, left unchecked, will eventually take over the structure they are inhabiting.  The ways to know that the population in your home or business has reached infestation-level numbers are:

  • You begin to see them during the day.
  • You see large numbers of them at night.
  • You find poorly-defined (abstract) webs in the rafters of the basement with empty spider body casings.
  • You find them in closets among your clothing and folded linens.
  • You find them behind pictures on the wall.
  • You find six or more in two weeks’ time.

Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions = Your Spider Exterminators!

Holper’s is widely known throughout the industry as brown recluse experts. (Many companies come to Holper’s to learn how to effectively treat this potentially deadly pest!) Your benefit in trusting Holper’s is our multi-phase treatment plan utilizing the newest formulations and technologies available to professionals. Call Holper’s today at 314-732-1413 and a member of our Customer Care Team will be happy to schedule you.

You can trust Holper’s–we know how to get rid of brown recluse spiders. Let our spider exterminators give you back your home.

 

 

 

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Along Came a Spider…How To Kill Brown Recluse Spiders

One of the alarming things homeowners can experience is the discovery that they are sharing their home with brown recluse spiders. Spiders in general are one of the most hated, and often feared, pests. Compound that with the potentially dangerous nature of a brown recluse bite, and you have a situation fraught with stress and concern for safety. It is an almost immediate reaction to wonder how to kill brown recluse spiders.

Spiders 101

In the Greater St. Louis area, there are three main species of spiders that dwell inside of structures. The first is the common house spider. This is a small spider, usually no larger than a nickel, light tan in color, with no markings.  The second spider is the wolf spider. While this spider, with its hairy and menacing physical appearance, looks harmful, in actuality it is harmless. Neither of these two types of spiders bite. The third species found in our area is the dreaded brown recluse spider, which is not uncommon to find in your home or business.

What’s So Bad About a Brown Recluse Spider?

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Brown recluse spiders range from the size of a dime to the size of a dollar coin. They are light tan to gray in color, with thin, spindly legs. Their well-known identifier is the violin-shaped marking on the top of the head, which is why many people refer to it as a fiddleback spider. Many people fear the brown recluse, and the reason is the bite! The bite of a brown recluse injects the victim with a protein that affects different people in different ways. Some have no reaction at all. But for an unlucky person who does react, the bite can lead to necrosis, organ failure, and, in rare cases, death.

Signs of a Serious Infestation

Brown-recluse-spidersBrown recluse spiders, left unchecked, will eventually take over the structure they are inhabiting. The ways to know that the population in your home or business has reached infestation-level numbers are:

  • You begin to see them during the day.
  • You see large numbers of them at night.
  • You find poorly-defined (abstract) webs in the rafters of the basement with empty spider body casings.
  • You find them in closets among your clothing and folded linens.
  • You find them behind pictures on the wall.
  • You find six or more in two weeks’ time.

Why Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions Knows How to Kill Brown Recluse Spiders

Holper’s is widely known throughout the industry as brown recluse experts. Many companies come to Holper’s to learn how to effectively treat this potentially deadly pest. Your benefit in trusting Holper’s is our multi-phase treatment plan utilizing the newest formulations and technologies available to professionals. Call today for your FREE consultation to bring you peace of mind about what is co-dwelling in your home. Call Holper’s today at 314-732-1413 and a member of our Customer Care Team will be happy to schedule you.

You can trust Holper’s–we know how to kill brown recluse spiders. Let us give you your home back.

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Spider Control: Signs You Need the Help of an Exterminator

Spiders. For some homeowners, the word itself inspires terror. Could spiders hide in your clothes and bite you when you slip them on? Could the bite be poisonous and require medical treatment? Could spiders in your home proliferate until the residence looks like a creepy set from the Hollywood film Arachnophobia? The answer to all of these questions is yes. That’s why it’s important to call a spider control specialist if you notice signs of a spider problem.

Signs of a Spider Problem

Most house spiders are relatively shy and don’t try to search you out. So, when it comes to determining whether you have a spider problem, you’ll need to keep an eye out for them. There could be several indicators that you need the help of a spider control specialist, but some of them — particularly the four listed below — tend to be present more frequently than others.

  1. Spiders Along Your Baseboards

Because spiders are discrete by nature, they often travel through homes using paths that make them tough to notice. One of the most common paths arachnids travel is along baseboards. If you notice a preponderance of live spiders or dead ones along your baseboards, it could indicate they have a nest in your home and are out foraging for food.

  1. Spider Webs in Multiple Corners

It’s common for spider webs to occasionally appear in the corners of a home, but if your home has active webs in multiple corners — and the webs keep reappearing after you knock them down — you may have a spider problem. A single female spider can birth hundreds of offspring in a short period of time, meaning all it can take is a single egg sac to kick off an infestation.

  1.   Spider Bites

spider-bitesSpider bites do occur, but they are a fairly uncommon occurrence.  Spiders are not aggressive, so when bites do happen it is sometimes because a person has picked up an item with a spider on it.  Many times people will wake up to find they have been bitten while sleeping. (However, if you are waking to find multiple bites, that would be a sign of other biting insects, such as fleas or bedbugs.)  A bite from a spider will be a single bite, not a group of bites.  In the Greater St. Louis region brown recluse spiders are prevalent.  The bite of a brown recluse spider is one that always warrants a visit to the doctor, as it is potentially dangerous, and it rare cases, fatal.

  1. Nests Found During Construction

Some spiders — particularly brown recluses — prefer to nest in out of the way places in the interior of a home, such as inside walls, under subfloors, and in ceilings. In some cases, the nests are discovered during residential construction that disturbs these areas. If construction workers find a spider nest, your next phone call should be to a spider control specialist.

Need Help With Spider Control?

If so, give us a call at (314) 732-1413, or email us at info@holperspest.com, to set up a free inspection. We’ll determine what type of spiders are in your home, whether they infest the structure or are simply present in a few specific places, and propose a plan for eradicating the problem, including recommendations for securing your home’s exterior against spider entry.

Spiders in homes are a nuisance, but they can also be dangerous to homeowners and their pets, depending on the poisonousness of their bite. With summer just around the corner and an increase in insect activity on its way, now is the time to take care of a spider control problem before it intensifies. Contact us today to get started on controlling your residential spider problem.

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Bug Removal: What to do if Your New Home has a Bug Problem

Buying a new home is a celebratory occasion for many people. However, some new homeowners soon find that they aren’t the only ones that inhabit the residence. Bugs are there, too, and in large numbers. If you recently bought a home that obviously has a bug problem, you may feel taken off guard and overwhelmed by the situation, but you aren’t without options. Below is a step-by-step overview of what you should do if your new home is infested by insects.

Find out if the home has been treated for bug problems
Some home sellers have their residence treated for bugs before they place it on the market. If your new home was treated for bugs shortly before the sale, the service agreement may allow for free follow-up visits if the first bug removal session was unsuccessful. If this is the case, you may be able to have your bug problem eliminated for free through follow-up treatments.

Examine the sales contract for bug-related contingencies
Some home sale contracts stipulate that the residence must be fit to inhabit based on several factors, one of which can entail the presence of bugs. Before you sign a service agreement with an exterminator, examine the sales contract to see if it addresses the issue of insect infestation. If it does, the seller may be required to have the residence exterminated to satisfy the contract.

If possible, take pictures of the bugs that infest your home
Taking pictures of bugs in your home can provide valuable evidence for the exterminator, especially if you are dealing with insects that tend to operate nocturnally, such as bed bugs, brown recluse spiders, and roaches. Because different types of infestations require different bug removal strategies, it is crucial to know about every type of bug that inhabits the residence.

Have a bug removal specialist inspect your residence
Most pre-service inspections are performed for free, but they can provide you with all the information you need about your bug problem, including how it should be resolved. Whether your home is overtaken by silverfish, ants, termites, or another type of insidious insect, be sure that the exterminator inspects the outside of the residence in addition to inspecting the interior.

See if the provider specializes in your type of bug problem
Many insect exterminators specialize in eliminating certain types of bugs. Before you sign a service agreement to have your home treated, ask how many customers the company has served who had a bug problem like yours. In addition, inquire about how the bug removal solution you would receive differs from the company’s other insect elimination strategies.

Do you own a new home that has a major bug problem?
If so, now is the time to call Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions to resolve the issue. Because the longer you wait to address a bug problem, the worse the problem can become, having your home inspected and treated quickly can help reduce the cost of service, and help prevent insect-related home damage that termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees can cause.

 

We specialize in exterminating a wide variety of insects, including: ants, roaches, spiders, termites, brown recluses, silverfish, hornets, and bed bugs, to name a few. After we carefully inspect your residence inside and out, we will explain the bug problem, propose the best bug removal strategy, provide you with a free cost estimate, and jump into action as soon as your retain our services.

 

To schedule a free inspection of your home, and to learn more about the bug removal services we offer, give us a call today at (314) 732-1413, or email us at info@holperspest.com. The sooner you resolve your bug problem, the sooner your new house will start to feel like home.

The Right Brown Recluse Solution

The brown recluse spider is a common pest in St. Louis. It’s also an absolutely frightening one that we’ve heard eats pure evil for breakfast, fear for lunch and small children for dinner. While that might be a bit of an exaggeration, it is true that the bite of a brown recluse can be life-threatening. There are few pests that emotionally affect people more than the brown recluse spider – and with good reason. But don’t let that fear lead you to poor financial decision making.

Pest control companies know just how scary the brown recluse spider is. They know that spiders are at the top of the terrorizing-homeowners totem pole. Consequently, some pest control companies have a “brown recluse program” that comes with sticker shock as frightening as encountering a recluse in your home.

Do you really need it?

Sometimes, the answer is no. With decades of St. Louis pest control experience under our belts, we’ve learned that having to buy a full brown recluse protection package can be as frightening as the spider’s venomous fangs. That doesn’t work for us because we’re all about enabling peace of mind in the home. Instead, we believe in discovering the right solution for the right problem. And that’s why we created an innovative approach that ensures you are only as protected as you need to be.

How We Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

At Holper’s, we inspect your home to understand how and why spiders might be entering your home. Then, we put out monitors where we feel your home is most vulnerable. This process enables us to really understand the scope of your brown recluse infestation. It helps us determine whether you need a full treatment or just some old fashioned spider gangbusting.

Once the monitors have been placed around your home, we then come back in 30 days to check for activity on the monitors. If we find six or more brown recluse spiders in the monitors then we recommend a more comprehensive and targeted treatment. But if we don’t find six or more spiders, you’re actually in okay shape and we don’t want to make you buy something you don’t need!

How simple is that? If you have a suspicion of brown recluse spiders in your home, give Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions a call today at 314-544-PEST. Unlike our competitors, we’ll come and monitor your home first to determine whether you need a full protection plan or just occasional service. We won’t use fear to sell you something you don’t need, and we’ll treat your home with the same pride and respect as our own.