Reasons To Call Exterminators for Spiders

Many homeowners assume that spiders are just “one of those things” when it comes to homeownership: If you have a home, you’re going to have them. Some think that a DIY method, with cans of spray from their local home and garden store will take care of spiders just fine. But having spiders in your home is not something you need to put up with at all. Nor do you have to deal with the frustration when you realize that your money spent on cans of store-strength bug spray didn’t take care of the problem in a significant way. Exterminators provide a very important service to homeowners, and there are important reasons to call exterminators at the first sign of spiders, or any kind of pest infestation.

Why You Have Spiders


Brown Recluse

Spiders enter homes in search of food and shelter. Other insects in your home are a food source that will encourage spiders to take a stronghold of your property. Clutter and boxes, especially in dark areas of basements, are particularly attractive to spiders as a place to dwell and reproduce. Although the peak months for spider populations are July, August, and September, spiders are a year-round issue, as they tend to move indoors when the weather gets cooler. Although primarily a nuisance issue, many people have a fear of spiders and don’t want to see a single one. A brown recluse spider is the one that changes your infestation from an annoyance to a danger, as the bite of a brown recluse contains a protein that some people are highly allergic to. A brown recluse bite can cause fever and chills, rash, nausea and vomiting, joint pain, tissue necrosis, and in rare cases, death.

Reasons to Call Exterminators for Spiders


Wolf Spider

Several of the reasons to call exterminators are:

  • Materials available to professionals are far superior to products sold commercially.
  • Exterminators can identify the different species of spiders living in your home.
  • Professionals know where to treat, and have the training to use a combination of approaches to successfully eradicate your spider problem.
  • Your time and money are valuable, and an exterminator is the most efficient use of both.
  • An ongoing pest control program, administered by trained professionals, is the only way to keep your home pest free.

Why Holper’s Technicians Are Expert Exterminators in St. Louis

For over three decades, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions has provided superior service to our customers, many of whom we have cared for since we opened back in 1985. Our Quality Pro®

Certified technicians, who receive ongoing training, are always up to date on the latest developments in materials, equipment, and techniques for exterminators, as being low-impact to the environment is always our goal. We know you have options in exterminators, and we at Holper’s are confident that choosing us as your exterminators will be a choice you are glad you made. Call today at 314-732-1413 to take the first step in allowing Holper’s to give you back your home. The peace of mind you will receive is priceless.


St. Louis Exterminators: What Separates One Exterminator From Another?

st-louis-exterminatorIf you use the phonebook or the internet to search for St. Louis exterminators, you’ll find that you have no shortage of options. Having a wide range of choices is generally considered good in any situation, but when it comes to pest control services, wading through all of your options without criteria for evaluating them can lead to a delay in service, which is something you don’t want to happen if your home or business is overrun by a pest.

That’s why we’re taking time to give you some helpful pointers for evaluating St. Louis exterminators before you start receiving service estimates. Referring to the four criteria below will help you get the best service for the best price, and help you expedite the exterminator selection process, so you can have your bothersome situation addressed quickly.

  1. Areas of Specialization

Some St. Louis exterminators only specialize in commercial properties, others specialize in residences, and still others specialize in both. In addition, some exterminators only specialize in one class of pest and not others (for example, insects and not animals, or vice versa). The first two questions to ask any exterminator are whether it specializes in treating your type of structure and whether it specializes in banishing your particular type of pest.

  1. Thoroughness of Extermination

Some exterminators simply come to your space and kill the offending pest, while others both exterminate the pest and eliminate sources of pest entry on the exterior. Because the first type of service doesn’t consider how your structure became infested, it can result in needing repeat extermination treatments. The second type of service can banish the pest once and for all. It may cost more upfront, but receiving a thorough treatment can save you money in the long run.

  1. Types of Structures Serviced

If you own a hotel that has a pest problem, you want to choose an exterminator that has experience treating commercial properties — and, more specifically, hotels. The same principle applies to residences. If you own a century home, you need an exterminator that’s experienced in treating residences, particularly residences like yours, whose construction materials and style of construction are likely to be significantly different than homes built recently.

  1. Cost of Service

How much you pay an exterminator depends on several factors, particularly: the pest that needs to be exterminated, the level of infestation, the type of extermination method used, the square footage of the structure treated, and the geographical location of the structure.

To get a general estimate of how much you can expect to pay, it’s helpful to consult an online resource that lists the average cost of pest control services across the U.S. To get a specific estimate, you’ll need to call exterminators to receive quotes. In most cases, quotes will be roughly the same. But some St. Louis exterminators do offer considerably better prices than others, so it pays to shop around.

Who We Are
Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is a St. Louis-based pest and animal control service that’s served the metro area for over thirty one years. We specialize in general pest control, termite control, wildlife removal, and stinging insect control for residential and commercial properties that feature various types of construction and have a unique needs pertaining to the pest control process.

To receive a free quote, please call us today at (314) 732-1413, or email us We take pride in providing fast, effective, affordable extermination solutions.