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What are spiders?

Although sometimes thought to be insects, spiders are arachnids. There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 species of spiders in the United States. The spiders of interest in our geography include common house spiders as well as brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders.

Brown recluse spiders measure 1/4 to 1/2 an inch and are tan to dark brown with a fiddle shaped marking on the top of the cephalothorax. They have six eyes in three groups of two in a semicircle. They may be around rocks, in utility boxes, in woodpiles and many other places outside. They may be found many places inside as well.

Female black widow spiders measure 1/2 an inch and are black with a reddish hourglass shape on the abdomen. It bears mentioning that color and marking are not always a reliable means of identification. Identification is best left to a professional. It is a bit of a myth that the female always kills the male she mates with; actually this rarely occurs!

Are they dangerous?

Yes, a visit to the emergency room is recommended if bitten by either one of these spiders.

How do you get rid of spiders?

Spiders may be difficult to control and that's why our spider control service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following: 

Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.

Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.

Can I do it myself?

Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, spiders are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating without professional pest control assistance. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.

How soon can you get here?

Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

Is the treatment safe?

Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

How much does it cost?

We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service.  Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.

What is the warranty?

Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service to keep spiders and other pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.

Where does Schendel service?

Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial spider control and extermination services for Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ and Norman, OK.

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