spider in a web

SPIDERS

One of nature's most fascinating creatures can spin a web of problems when they get a foothold in your place of business.

Don't let spiders hang around a minute longer.

Get rid of unsightly webbing and keep aggressive house spiders, hobo spiders, and black widow spiders out of your business.

Sprague delivers both on-the-spot and ongoing solutions to proactively get rid of troublesome spiders and keep them from coming back.

spider making a web on a wooden stair

Most spiders are harmless, but their webs create an impression of dirt, decay and neglect.

KEY RISKS 

Spiders and spider webs can result in audit deductions when they are too close to food production areas.

Many people fear spiders – we get it, their beady eyes and spindly legs are creepy. But, birds like spiders, and will be drawn to your building, creating an additional pest issue.

Education

Knowing how to control spiders is key to keeping them from invading your business. 

spider hanging in a web

KEEP 'EM OUT.

An exterior service, three times a year, is the best way to keep spiders outside, where they won't upset customers, employees, or you.

Cellar Spider on a wall

SLIP-SLIDE THEM AWAY.

Like non-stick coating in cooking pans, building walls can be treated with a special substance to prevent spider webs from sticking. This will encourage them to move along to other hunting grounds.

black widow spider

WATCH FOR WIDOWS.

Black Widow spiders are not aggressive but may bite in self-defense. Bites can be dangerous to children, elderly and the ill or infirm. Let Sprague handle them.

DIY TIPS
 

SEAL ENTRY POINTS.

Seal all cracks, crevices and windows to keep spiders from seeking warmth and shelter in your facility.

WIPE AWAY WEBBING.

Clean off webbing frequently from walls, corners, and lights. Repeatedly making them recreate their web  will encourage spiders them to get a move-on.

KEEP LIGHTING LOW.

Lights attract insects, which attract spiders. By moving lights away from your building, spiders and insects won't be as interested. At the very least, move lights away from common entrances, where spiders may be more likely to crawl inside.

"Being a generalist predator, spiders are beneficial organisms. However, many people harbor a fear of spiders, and their webbing causes aesthetic concerns."

Jeffrey A. Weier, BCE
Director of Technical Services & Training