Spider & Insect Control Services Medford
For most people purchasing a home is the most exciting, stressful, and expensive event in their lives. A home is where a family grows together and makes memories, it is a safe and comforting place where its residents are happy to be. However, when there is an infestation of insects inside of the home, the family and quickly begin to feel uneasy, worried, and unwelcome in their own home. Some insects are simply a nuisance and you are adamant you do want to share your home with them, then there are others that are dangerous to have inside of your home, especially if you have young children or members of your family with a compromised immune system.
At A-One Pest Control our team of highly-skilled technicians have been dedicated to helping Medford families stay pest free for over 30 years. We are proud to be a partner in helping you to protect your home and your family from all types of insect infestations. Our company is fully bonded, insured and licensed, and we offer free pest inspections. When treating pest infestations we always use products that are non-toxic to humans and animals so you can rest assured that you, your family, and your pets will be safe from harm.
In the United States there are more than 3,000 species of spiders, all of which can begin living in your home. All spiders are predators and feed mainly on small insects, so anywhere that their food is present, spiders will be. Some particularly menacing species of spiders that Medford residents deal with are:
• Black Widow – A black widow spider can most easily be identified by the telltale red hourglass shape on the “stomach” area. These infamous spiders typically will spin their webs at ground-level in covered areas such as piles of firewood and inside of boxes. When the firewood or box is carried inside the home, black widow spiders gain entry. A black widow spider will not bite a human instinctively, but rather if it is threatened. This typically happens if an unsuspecting human reaches into a box, picks up a piece of firewood, or in any other way disturbs the black widow’s domain. Their venom is a neurotoxin and the bite can be very painful. Young children and the elderly are particularly at risk for severe reactions to black widow venom. To prevent being bitten always wear heavy gloves when working with items that have been sitting outside or in an attic or garage for long period of time, always shake the gloves and any shoes before you put them on.
• Hobo – Identifying a hobo spider requires examining the spider’s anatomy under a microscope. They will typically spin a funnel-shaped web and lie in wait at the small end of the funnel for insects to wander in. The Hobo spider is notorious for being rather aggressive, however, they will typically avoid contact with humans. Most of the time a bite will occur when the spider is accidentally crushed or squeezed by the human. Their venom causes severe pain and necrosis.
Bed bugs can be found all throughout the United States, including in Oregon. Bed bugs can infest any public or private location including stores, hotels, airplanes, and movie theaters. They will hide on your clothing or in your luggage and travel back to your home where they will begin to multiply quickly, early intervention by a qualified professional is essential to protecting your home from a complete infestation.
Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, ¼ of an inch long, and lay nearly as flat as a sheet of paper. However, after feeding their bodies will become bloated and dark red. Bed bug nymphs are small and clear, while the eggs are white and approximately 1 mm in length. Bites from bed bugs appear as red welts and can itch like a mosquito bite, especially for people who are allergic to bug bites. If you notice tiny reddish bugs crawling on your bed, couch, walls, or floor, or you notice tiny black dots or red lines on your mattress or in the seams, contact the professional at A-One Pest Control immediately for a free pest inspection. You may have bed bugs and getting it under control is intense and requires using professional-grade products.