Wichita is the largest city in Kansas. Since being established in 1870, it has experienced a transformation from its wild west roots to an aircraft production hub to a now modern-day metropolitan area. It's vibrant multicultural population invites singles, families, and retirees to settle in and enjoy activities sure to entertain all ages. In a city that offers so much action, it's nice to come home and relax. Without proper pest control in Wichita, your relaxation may be cut short by spiders that like to "hang out" inside retirement facilities.
Types Of Spiders Commonly Found In Wichita
North America has around 3,000 different kinds of spiders; people say that Kansas has up to 500 various species statewide. While Wichita residents may not come in contact with every spider inhabiting Kansas, a few routinely show up in retirement facilities.
Four spiders commonly found in Wichita include:
- House spiders
- Wolf Spiders
- Black widow spiders
- Brown recluse spiders
Identification can sometimes be problematic, with many kinds of spiders roaming around Wichita. Since there are two potentially dangerous spiders in Kansas, it is wise to employ a trusted pest professional like Pinnacle Solutions for identification and remediation.
Some Spiders Are More Dangerous Than Others
Most spiders in Kansas are shy and harmless, and though they all have venom, most can't pierce a human's skin. Even aggressive spiders usually leave humans alone unless people inadvertently disturb their nest, agitate them, or act aggressively toward them.
Two spiders in the area are more dangerous than others: the brown recluse and the black widow. The brown recluse is typically a light to dark brown spider with a marking on its back that looks like a violin; it's usually ¼ to ½ inches long. Most people don't even realize a brown recluse has bitten them until they experience intense pain six to eight hours after being bitten.
People often develop swelling and a small blister at the bite site, sometimes accompanied by symptoms of difficulty sleeping, fever, or restlessness. A black widow has the famous "hourglass" on the bottom of its abdomen and often grows from 1 1/2 to 1 3/8 inches long (pretty significant compared to other spiders encountered in facilities). Black widow bites are immediately painful. Sometimes people will experience sweating, nausea, and even increased blood pressure.
Both spider bites are rarely fatal; however, children and the elderly sometimes react more intensely to bites, and medical attention may be necessary. Since both the brown recluse and black widow can adversely affect residents inside retirement facilities, it is essential to have effective spider control procedures in place. Pinnacle Solutions can provide expert services that help prevent dangerous spiders from getting comfortable in your retirement facility.
Simple Tips To Prevent Spiders Around Your Retirement Community
Providing comfort and quality of life in retirement communities is vital, and pest protection is a part of that commitment. Some simple prevention tips can help deter spider infestations.
Five simple tips that can aid in spider prevention include the following:
- Use silicone-based caulking to seal up cracks and crevices around a facility's doors, windows, and foundations.
- Remove webs found on a facility's grounds, decks, and outdoor furniture.
- Keep humidity levels low within a facility, seal storage boxes with tape, and avoid clutter in storage areas.
- Vacuum all egg cases, webs, and live spiders.
- Monitor and remediate increases in insect activity indoors as they draw spiders inside facilities.
The responsibilities of running a retirement community are vast. By engaging the services of Pinnacle Solutions, retirement communities can rest easy that the professionals are on duty protecting their facilities.
Quality Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control
Pinnacle Solutions is committed to providing excellent specialized commercial pest control services in Wichita that address local spiders' unique issues to commercial buildings. Our technicians listen to your particular needs and develop comprehensive plans specific to your pest needs. Our company goes above and beyond industry standards to help preserve your company's reputation and branding. Contact Pinnacle Solutions today to discover all the benefits of having a trusted pest professional safeguarding your facility from pest invasions.