Pest Control Services | Exterminator | Columbia & Lancaster, PA
Is Something Bugging You?

Kirchner Brothers Pest Control
2635 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone: (717) 394-8838
Fax: (717) 394-3277
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Have a control issue with spiders?

spider on bathroom counter

While cobwebs and spiders may make excellent fall decorations, it's no treat if they give you the creepy crawlies. There are many different types of spiders, and they come in all different sizes, colors, and shapes. Luckily, even though some people may get a slight reaction to spider bites, there are no poisonous spiders native to Pennsylvania. So if you just can't deal with the spiders any longer, give us a call, and we can come out and do a treatment for you.

How to keep spiders out of your house

You may find this hard to believe, but spiders typically don't come into your house. Only 5% of house spiders have ever been outside. They enter your home because their eggs get carried into your house where they mate and take up residence. There are some things you can do to try to keep spiders away from your home.

  1. Control flies by keeping trash cans closed and removing food scraps. Spiders love to feed on flies. Keep the flies away, and you can keep the spiders away.
  2. Turn off outside lights. Why? They attract insects. Insects attract spiders.
  3. Get a cat. Cats love to pounce on spiders when they see them crawling across the floor.
  4. Use plants and natural remedies like a eucalyptus plant, cinnamon or cinnamon candle, or lemon peel.
  5. Mix up a spray of water and vinegar, lavender, diluted bleach, or mint. Spray it around the house, especially in crevices.
  6. Clean your house routinely. Seal any cracks or crevices where spiders can enter.

Spider control and treatment

Whether you want just the exterior treated or both your interior and exterior treated, here are a few things to make your spider control treatment more successful.

Preferably the day before your scheduled treatment, take a broom and knock down any cobwebs that may be hanging around. Concentrate on the following areas, because we spray under your eaves, around your window and door frames, and your porch ceiling. This will ensure proper coverage of our spray to the exterior of your home.

If you are planning on having the exterior of your home washed, do it before your treatment.

Keep leaves and other debris cleaned up and away from your foundation and trim bushes and shrubs back away from the walls of your home.

We use a slow-acting, microencapsulated product that lasts about 30 days. Microencapsulated means that even if it gets wet, once it dries, it will reactive itself. Also, keep in mind that spiders have a raised body on skinny legs, so not much of the actual spider touches the surface. They will die, but not immediately.