If there is one single insect that strikes fear in our hearts, it would undoubtedly have to be the spider. Spiders get their reputation for being the focus of terror in movies as well as books, they have even made their appearance in children’s nursery rhymes. The good new is that most spiders are harmless, here in Columbia there are only a small handful of spiders that are considered to be venomous. These dangerous spiders include the Brown Recluse, Brown Widow, and the Northern as well as Southern Black Widow. A bite from these arachnids can make you very ill and in some cases can be fatal.
In South Carolina alone there are over 50 types of spiders. One such variety is the crablike Orb spider named because they resemble a crab more than a spider. Our state even has its own state spider, the Carolina Wolf Spider, which was named so in 2000 and is the largest known Wolf Spider found in North America. Other spiders that are indigenous to South Carolina include the Ant Mimic Spider, Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Black tail Crab Spider, North American Jumping Spider, Orb Weavers, Parson Spider, Running Crab Spider, Running Spider, Spined Micrathena, Triangulate Cob Web Spider, Woodland Jumping Spider, Banded Garden Spider, Grass Spider, American House Spider as well as many, many more.
Spiders are a huge problem on waterfront homes and here in the Greater Columbia area, the Lake Murray waterfront and smaller lakes and rivers serve as home to many of our residents. Many of the state’s spider species also call the waterfront home. When you have a home that is relatively close to water you will undoubtedly have a spider problem at one point or another. Spiders need to set up webs to capture bugs as part of their diet. Bugs are abundant near water, and thus the spider can have a backyard buffet of bugs to choose from. Spiders are a territorial in that once they set up shop, it is difficult to get rid of them without intervention.
Mosquito Squad of Columbia offers spider control that will rid you of your spider woes. You will see immediate results. Our treatment is applied every 21 days from April until October (and in some cases year-round) and you will never have to worry about the dangers or mess created by a spider problem.