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Spider Control

Spider Control Service in Cambridge

Spiders have been in existence for more than 2 million years. Of the 40,000 known spider species around the globe, a whopping 2500 can be found in New Zealand.
Often mistaken for insects, spiders are a member of the arachnid family. Although all spiders bite, most do so only when they feel threatened.
Like insects, arachnids play a valuable role in New Zealand's ecosystems but many of us just don't want them in or on our homes - that's where Bugs Gone Pest Control can help.

How We Treat Spiders

Our spider control treatments have four focus areas:
1. Crack and crevice: Places where spiders reside and make their webs.
2. Entry points: Areas where spiders gain entry to your home.
3. Preventative: We treat areas where spiders are likely to crawl.
4. Extras: We also take care of rubbish bins, garden sheds and fences around your living area.

Usually exterior application is enough but if spiders are an issue indoors we can do a targeted safe treatment on the inside of your home also.
The products we use are odourless, non-staining, low-toxic and intended for application in homes with children and pets.
All products used by Bugs Gone are approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Authority of NZ) and coupled with our modern, targeted approach are safer for you, your family and your furry pet friends too.

Tips for Managing Spiders in your Home

Reduce Clutter:
Spiders like things they can hide in and under. Fewer places for hiding make it harder for spiders to eke out a living at your property. 

Inspect the inside of your home often:
Spiders are drawn toward areas of low traffic. Making a point to regularly clean/dust all parts of your dwelling will reduce areas of comfort for spiders to settle in. 

Inspect the exterior regularly:
Most spider problems begin on the exterior of your home/business. Inspecting the exterior of the property will detect spider populations before they get a chance to expand further on the outside or spread into the structure. Reducing the amount of foliage close to your building will also remove harborage for pest insects.

Adjust lighting: 
Spiders are attracted to areas where there are moths and other flying/crawling insects or "food" hanging around. This might include outdoor security lights, water features, around windows/doors and gutters. If spiders are hanging around, you can change the type of window coverings to allow less light out of the home at night, or change the type of lighting inside or out to reduce food sources for spiders being attracted to your home and thus encouraging spiders. Warm LED bulbs are best for reducing insect numbers.