Most of our population is terrified of spiders, but did you know that most spiders are harmless to humans? Even though spiders look poisonous and deadly, for the most part, general household spiders lack the venom. Moreover, spiders that can potentially harm a human only attack when they feel threatened. In some countries, spiders are actually honored as a crucial part of nature and its process.>> Read More
Unlike ants and other insects, spiders are usually around all year long. You would think they would fall into the category of the general insect population causing havoc only during warmer seasons. Not spiders. As temperatures drop towards the end of the year, spiders seek a warmer location to reside. In addition, another reason why spiders enter homes is to replenish their diet eating other insects caught indoors. These unwelcomed creepy crawlers can make their way into your home through various means such as cracks and crevices, doors, windows, etc.
An interesting fact about spiders is that they cannot eat solids. The only way they can eat is by spitting acid enzymes at their captured prey, liquefying them in the process then ingesting them. Spiders are generally a social species. However, some spiders are loners and are very aggressive like the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider (which are the most common household spiders to date). In addition to their aggressiveness, they are among the most dangerous spiders located in North America and spider control should be enforced.
To efficiently keep spiders out of your home, the best method is to apply concentrated pesticides and focus on prevention. Listed below are the suggested management methods for spider control.
There are various locations where you can focus your spot treatments for effective spider control. Locations include: inside your home, outside your home, attic and crawl spaces, and areas where the infestation is clearly visible. To go more in detail, you should target the foundation, door and window frames, vent openings, wire/cable entry points, and deck/patio areas. It is highly recommended to follow up with your control method again afterwards to ensure total eradication of your spider infestation.
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If you pets were to consume a small amount of the product, it shouldn't be too harmful, but I would still take any precaution.Your pet may feel dizziness if it were to consume some amount of it, but it shouldn't be overly hazardous. I would definitely contact the manufacturer and confirm with them.
Demon WP would be a highly recommended insecticide to use. Wettable powder forms of pesticides tend to last a little bit longer than the liquid concentrated pesticides.
However because it is a wettable powder it may have a hazy residual on dark surfaces.If you want to use an aerosol can spray for your convenience, a recommended product to use would be Cy-kick Aerosol. However Cy-kick only has a residual time up to 1 month, where as the concentrated liquid or the wettable powder forms of pesticides will last up to 3 months.
The best pesticide to use for spider treatment, both for prevention and/or control would be any pesticide with a long residual time. This means that the insecticide will last for a long period of time before having to re apply the pesticide to that area for continual effectiveness.