Friday FAQ: Why Are There Still Spiders After My Recent Pest Control Treatment?

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Friday FAQ: Why Are There Still Spiders After My Recent Pest Control Treatment?

Many homeowners notice that even after a general pest control treatment, spiders seem to linger, especially in the corners of ceilings or other less disturbed areas. Here’s why this happens and what you can do about it.

Understanding Spider Behavior

Spiders are unique pests. Unlike insects that roam around and come into contact with treated surfaces, spiders spend most of their time secluded in their webs. These webs are often placed in out-of-the-way locations like ceiling corners where treatment applications might be minimal. Because spiders have minimal contact with surfaces treated with pest control substances, they are less likely to be affected by general treatments.

Targeting Spiders Effectively

To ensure that spiders are effectively removed:

  • Direct Application: It’s crucial to apply treatments directly to areas where spiders are actively seen or where their webs are located.

  • Communication Is Key: As a homeowner, providing your pest control professional with specific locations of where spiders are noticed can dramatically increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

What Can You Do?

If you’ve recently had a pest control treatment but still notice spiders:

  1. Identify and Report: Take note of where spiders are commonly seen and report these areas to your pest control provider.

  2. Schedule a Follow-Up: Sometimes, a follow-up treatment focusing on these specific areas may be necessary.

Paragon Pest Control’s Approach

At Paragon Pest Control, we strive to ensure your home is pest-free. If you're experiencing issues with spiders or any other pests, don't hesitate to contact us. We can arrange for a targeted treatment based on your specific needs and observations.

For more information on dealing with spiders and other pests, visit our website at, or contact us to schedule a consultation. Let us help you keep your home comfortable and pest-free.