Spider Control

Spider Control

Spider Pest Control

Spiders are Arachnids found around the globe in numerous habitats expect for Antarctica because of its extreme weather condition. There are over forty-eight thousand recorded species of spiders with distinct sizes, colors, behavior, and habitat preferences. However, they possess a similar body structure with the cephalothorax (fused head and thorax) and abdomen. In addition, they have eight legs and multiple pairs of eyes.

Spiders are predominantly carnivorous and feed on insects with the use of specialized appendages and chelicerae that contains venom glands to immobilize the prey and later digest them as well. They catch the prey via their intricate silk webs which might be solitary or in some cases, communal. Some spiders don’t even lay webs to capture prey but are actively involved in hunting with excellent senses and agility.

Though they are beneficial creatures in the ecosystem, spider control is a recommended activity to be safe from any venomous or Dangerous species that can infest your house to a severe extent.

Call (402) 691-2920 for experienced and reliable professional help at Pratt Termite & Pest Control, Inc. which can help you with the local spider control services.

What kind of spiders are found in Omaha?

Omaha, Nebraska falls within the temperate region of North America which attracts several species of spiders around the residential areas. Let’s see a few examples of the spiders that have been located around here before.

  • Black Widow Spiders or Latrodectus spp. are venomous spiders with shiny black bodies and red hourglass-shaped markings on the underside of the abdomen. They live in dark, sheltered areas like basements, garages, woodpiles, etc.
  • Orb-weaver Spiders or Family Araneidae including the garden spider (Argiope aurantia) are generally harmless to humans and also help control the insect population. However, if it is found in higher numbers, it might indicate problems.
  • Omaha also contains Wolf Spiders or Family Lycosidae with robust bodies who are active hunters with excellent eyesight. They are typically brown or gray and live in gardens, grassy areas of houses, or under rocks or logs.
  • Omaha also contains Wolf Spiders or Family Lycosidae with robust bodies who are active hunters with excellent eyesight. They are typically brown or gray and live in gardens, grassy areas of houses, or under rocks or logs.
  • The small, compact spiders with agility and leaping abilities are Jumping Spiders of the Family Salticidae and are found in gardens, vegetation, or even inside houses. They have large, front-facing eyes and are often brightly colored.
  • Brown Recluse Spiders or Loxosceles reclusa are comparatively found less in the region but are not uncommon. They consist of a light brown body and a characteristic dark violin-shaped marking on the cephalothorax.


These are only some examples of the spider species found in Omaha, Nebraska but many other species exist with their unique characteristics.

If you are worried because of the spider encounters around your home, consider contacting spider mites control for a complete eradication.

Are Spiders Dangerous?

Some spiders are venomous and a threat to humans while some are harmless if they exist in fewer numbers. Yes, it is a good way to prevent severe infestation while they are less in numbers but some people have a perception of letting them be unless they cause any problem.

There are a few reasons why spider pest control is needed.

  • The spider you encountered might be a venomous species like a black widow or brown recluse that can expose a bite that could be life-threatening. It comes with a safety concern and if you get bitten by any spiders, we strongly recommend you visit the nearest Emergency Room.
  • Any members of your family might have an unknown arachnophobia that can alleviate anxiety or create an uncomfortable environment for them.
  • A high population of spiders can make the place nuisance. The whole home or office environment can be disturbed without an operation to control spiders.

The environment involving spiders is full of risks and discomforts which is why you should take help from a licensed professional as soon as you suspect the spider activities.            


How do we conduct spider control in a house or other spaces?

The first step of the pest control spider is identification and inspection. We send in our ‘A’ team members to identify the spider species and the level of risk so we can further find out the areas they have already infested and where there is a chance of future infestation.

Then we work on preventing spiders from entering the house or buildings by sealing any cracks or openings in the foundation, windows, or doors. After we work on the typical entry points, we work on the habitation modification by reducing any kind of clutters and removing any possible hiding spots. Further, the storage areas are thoroughly checked and cleaned to remove any hiding spots for them.

The next step is to remove the spider webs with brooms or vacuum cleaners and dispose of the collected webs carefully to ensure that the spiders don’t reestablish themselves. We then apply a treatment method with either spider control spray or other spider control products or some low-toxicity and natural alternatives.

We also arrange regular follow-up visits as required to make sure the problem hasn’t risen again and to address them if they did.

The main target of controlling spider mites is to minimize their presence and stay on the safe side. Some additional safety guidelines will take caution for future spider infestations that might occur.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Is Spider Pest Control dangerous?
    No, if performed responsibly and according to guidelines, spider pest control is not dangerous.

  • How long does the spider control process take?
    The time frame for the spider control process is from hours to days – depending upon the extent and severity of the infestation.

  • What if I have a single spider inside my house?
    If you find a single spider and don’t suspect any other after your inspection but don’t want to make a fuss with the professional, try capturing it with a cup or container and release it outside. Make sure you applied the precaution because the spider might be a dangerous species.

  • How much does a home spider control cost?
    You need to organize a thorough inspection before knowing the total cost of pest control for spiders. You can also gather quotes and compare prices between companies for a final decision. In approx., a spider control in-house operation can cost a few hundred dollars.


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