What are orb spiders?
Orb spiders are named after their distinctive round, wheel-shaped webs that they create to catch prey in. They are also called
garden spiders because that is where they are commonly found. Their webs are very strong and can reach 60 cm in diameter. Orb spiders
have hairy or spiny legs, and range in size from ¼th to 1 inch in length. They are light brown to black in color and have
different brightly colored markings (yellow, red, orange, etc.) depending on the species.
Are orb spiders dangerous?
Orb spiders are not an aggressive spider and generally only bite when squished or cornered. The venom from an orb spider
is usually not strong enough to affect a person and typically only causes the area around the bite to become raised and red.
Why do I have an orb spider problem?
Around homes, orb spiders build their webs in the branches of trees and bushes, in gardens, and in the corners of doorways,
porches, and decks. Orb spiders also commonly build their webs near or next to porch lights since the insects that they eat are drawn to light.
How do I get rid of orb spiders?
The best way to get rid of orb spiders from your home and property is with the help of a professional. At Monitor Pest Control,
we offer pest control services for orb spiders through our Once Per Year Pest Control Application
Can I do it myself?
Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, ineffective, and generally ends up costing you more in both time
and money. The safest and most effective way to completely eliminate an orb spider infestation is by getting help from a professional.
If you need help getting rid of orb spiders in or around your home, contact the professionals at Monitor Pest Control today.
Why choose Monitor Pest Control?
With over 25 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your problems with orb spiders and other
pests. With Monitor Pest Control, you’ll receive services from trained and friendly experts, serious commitment, and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent an orb spider problem in the future?
Preventing orb spiders can be difficult, but there are a few things that you can do around your home to try and help prevent them.
Seal gaps found in your home’s foundation, exterior walls, and along your roof line. Trim back trees and bushes away from the
exterior of your home and create garden areas a distance away from your