Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spiders Taking Over Your Home "Get Rid of All Your Spiders Today Without Chemicals"

Are you scared of using chemicals in your house to get rid of spiders. If it is killing the spiders, what will it do to my children or pets. It is something to be concerned about. Most chemicals affects do not show up till years down the road, when a news article is telling you that it is linked to causing cancer or some other ailment. There are alternatives. It is possible to get rid of your spiders using common household products you probably already have.
  • You will not use any dangerous chemicals.
  • If other remedies have failed, this will work for you.
  • You can create and effective solution right in your own home.
  • This way you will know exactly what it is that you are spraying around your house.

There is a small book that will tell you exactly how to do this. Check it out.

Control Spiders

If you see a group of people having a friendly conversation in a living room, and all of a sudden in unison they jump up shrieking, they have most probably seen a spider. A miniscule, many-legged creature crawling on the floor, wall, or ceiling. It does not matter that the spider is very small; the instinctive fear is there. Everyone has heard about the deadly bite of the “black widow” or the harm the spider “with the violin on its back” can do. The apprehension we have when we meet any spider has been influenced by our dread because of stories we have heard about poisonous spiders.

Spiders are not insects but Arthropods; their bodies are in two divisions with eight legs and up to eight eyes. You will never see a spider with antennae or wings, they are more akin to ticks, and scorpions, mites, and even grand daddy longlegs. They live around water, rubble, leaves that have fallen and are decaying, and thick low plant growth.

Spiders are invertebrates; cold blooded, cold temperature slows them down considerably even to the point of inactivity during winter. The young spiders are called “spiderlings” and are hatched from eggs. The eggs are in a baglike structure wrapped together in a membranous pouch. The sac may be carried around under the female spider or hid in an out of the way place. The spiderlings are duplicates of the adults and grow by a procession of “exfoliation.” Surprisingly, spiders can live up to 2 years.

Spiders create and use “silk.” Located at the pinnacle of the abdomen is a collection of glands from which silk is produced as a liquid that solidifies to air exposure. The silk is used to catch prey, build cover, to assemble the web sac, and as leverage.

Spiders have pinchers that are fang like, and special poison glands, used to defeat their prey; the poison is inserted through the hollow fangs. Spiders can be advantageous to man in that they help to control the insect population.

Spiders are non-aggressive and would rather flee from man. There are only a few that are dangerous to man: most are typically non-aggressive and will not bite unless annoyed or cornered. They are shy and would rather hide from human beings.

Control of Spiders:
The normal “house spiders” are gray, pale yellow or tan and are small, no more than ¼ inch in circumference. If you notice a spider that is larger, ½ inch or more with distinct patterns or brightly colored, and can move quickly and jump, then these are the outdoor species.

Debris around and in your home and yard needs to be cleared. It is a good idea any time, to maintain conscientious cleaning practice. Prime areas for spiders are woodpiles, compost, and dead leaves that have accumulated, and trash. Moist areas such as basements, cellars, garage, crawl spaces need be free of debris and kept as dry as possible.

Caulking small cracks and crevices will discourage “outside” spiders from entering your home. Well-fitted doors and windows will stop the invading army of spiders from entering your abode. Inside the residence vacuum and dust under furniture, and in and around corners and closets as often as possible. Items left undisturbed for too long will send an invitation to our friend the spider to move in, remember they like to be isolated.

If you should need to use chemicals then, Diazinon 25% used outdoors is a good choice. Spray around the foundation of your home covering about eight or so inches of soil adjacent to the foundation. Indoors you can choose formulas of chlorpyrifos, and propoxur. Diligently follow instructions and understand the directions on the labels. Check with local hardware stores and garden site distributors for further suggestions.

If you are concerned about using dangerous chemicals around your children or pets, then here is a little book that can help you with homemade remedies.

Common Household Spider "Are They Poisoness"

As small as these little creatures are, it's amazing what a rucus they can cause. Many spiders are harmless, but there are some common spiders that should truely be feared. It is important to be able to identify spiders that are poisonous and the symptoms spider bites can cause. It would be an excellent idea to place some glue traps around your house, to help you identify what types of spiders you have living with you. As it is hard to get a close look at them when they are running across your floor or when they are squished in a tissue or under your shoe.

The Hobo Spider
The hobo spider has a brown body and can grow from 1/4 to 5/8 inch in length. It is commonly found in Idaho and Utah. It is a European immigrant that has recently been implicated as a potentially poisonous spider in the United States. They live in funnel web. Most hobo spider bites occur in bed or clothing where the spider is trapped next to the skin.

The initial bite from a hobo spider is usually painless but hardens within 30 minutes. The area of the bite may have numbness and it is common to feel dizzy. After 15 to 35 hours the area forms blisters and can start to slough, which stops after about 24 hours. It causes a slow healing wound. It can take months to heal. The hobo spider bites is not considered to be fatal but fatalities have occurred.

The Brown Recluse
The Brown Recluse spider is one of the few dangerous spiders in the United States. It is also called the fiddle back spider or violin spider because of the violin shape mark on it. It's native to south central United States but can be commonly found in the central mid western states. It is best to use glue traps for brown recluse, because they are not affected by pesticides.

The initial bite from a Brown Recluse spider is usually painless and the victim can be unaware for 3 to 8 hours later. Then the site of the bite might turn red and swollen. The bite can take a long time to heal. It will often leave scaring. It is extremely rare for a fatality to occur from a brown recluse spider bite but they still must be treated as a dangers spider

Black Widow
Adult female black widow spiders are about 1/2-inch long, not including the legs. They are jet black with a red hourglass marking underneath their circular abdomen. The adult males are around half the size of the females. Females can be identified by their red dots and white lines along the abdomen. The male black widow spider is harmless. It's the females you have to watch for. In spring or summer the black widow start to mate.

A black widow spider bite can go unnoticed. The intensity of the pain depends on amount of venom injected and the area of the bite. The bloodstream carries the venom around the body and it acts on the nervous system, causing different levels of pain. There may be slight local swelling and two red puncture points from the fangs. Pain usually starts from the bite site and works it way to the abdomen and back causing severe cramping in the abdominal muscles in some cases. Less than 5 percent of black widow spider bites results in death.

Wolf Spiders
Wolf Spiders are a common household pests that look for a warm place to stay for wintertime. They do not spin webs but they hunt for food at night. The Wolf Spider can be commonly mistaken for brown recluse spider, but they lack the violin-shaped marking behind their head. They are not aggressive and will run away from disturbances.

With wolf spider bites you will feel some local pain. Itchiness, dizziness, nausea, and swelling are uncommon, but they can be symptoms.

If a spider bite does occur, always contact a your physician. If it's possible, try to catch the spider or at least get a good description of the spider. This will aide the doctors to know how to handle the bite more quickly.

To find out more about how to get rid of your spiders safely with home remedies and no chemicals. Here is a book to help.