Spiders are common in almost all of the United States, and many species live in the St. Louis area, some posing serious health risks when they come in contact with humans. These pests are usually covered under our General Pest Control Service. See Rates for current prices. Our general pest control service for only $75 will exterminate spiders as well as waterbugs, crickets, and other crawling insects. Brown Recluse spider control may require additional treatment. Our spider control service comes with a full 60 day guarantee,and once the problem is under control, you can continue your protection with our optional quarterly protection program.
There are a few species, specifically the Brown Recluse, or fiddle back spider, and the black widow that are more serious. Brown Recluse spiders are more difficult to control and may require additional treatment of attics and crawlspaces. The Brown Recluse, like many spiders, like to be left alone and most brown recluse bites occur when spiders are disturbed hiding in stored boxes and unused clothing. Brown Recluse spiders can be found in crawlspaces, attics, and garages. These spiders may be more common than most people think. Another common spider in the Saint Louis Missouri and Illinois is the garden spider and can be seen building funnel shaped webs in corners. These spiders may be mistaken for Brown Recluse spiders and their bites usually not as severe.
More common spiders in Saint Louis MO and IL are house spiders, wolf spiders, and orb weavers.
If you have spiders in your home it may be helpful to catch some so we can identify them. Remember that if the spider is crushed they may not be able to identify it. The best way to catch a spider without smashing it is with glue traps available at most department stores. You can also catch a live spider in a jar or other sealed container.