Spider Control in Ellensburg, Yakima & Surrounding Towns

If you see a few cobwebs around the corners of your ceiling, it’s a safe bet that there are many more in the places you’re not seeing. When we go into a house in the Ellensburg area, the owners are often amazed to find out how many spiders they have. If they pull down one web, they’ll soon see spiders again because most of them are still there.

Most people just think of spiders as something unsightly, but they are also a public health problem. Some varieties inflict painful, slow-healing stings that can be mistaken for ant or bee stings. Other varieties of spider do worse damage, causing tissue death, excruciating pain and permanent scars. They like to hide in dark, close places, so you may pull an old coat out of a closet, put it on and suddenly discover that a spider has taken up residence in it. The first clue you’ll get is when it stings you.

To treat your home for spiders, look in their favorite spots. Some varieties like damp conditions, so plumbing closets, basements, the undersides of sinks and the spaces behind toilets are good places to look. Other spiders like warmer, dry conditions, so they build webs around heating ducts and behind appliances such as refrigerators. Some of them prefer dim light and can be found under furniture or in rooms that are seldom entered. Some of them like the coolness of concrete, so check the edges of basement floors. Storage places where cluttered objects are kept are attractive to many varieties of spiders. The best rule of thumb is that they will be wherever you don’t go very often.

Checking these harborage sites regularly will help keep the population down, but don’t be surprised if you see them again. That’s when you need to call us at Prosite Pest Control. We’ll come in, inspect your home for spiders and other pests, and help you get rid of them for good.