Eliminate Pesky Pests With the Help of Our Experts
PROTEKT Pest Solutions is dedicated to eliminating unwanted critters from your property. Our technicians apply extensive skills and experience to treat affected areas and prevent future infestations.
We are determined to equip you with the knowledge you need to correctly identify the type of pest present in your home or commercial facility. To help you further, our experts have created this comprehensive guide to the various kinds of spiders you may encounter.
These arachnids have long, skinny, and wispy legs and are typically white or tan. They often live in crawlspaces or garages but may occasionally be found indoors. This type is known to swirl around when disturbed.
Common House Spiders
These creatures are also known as American house spiders. There are multiple varieties, but most are typically harmless web builders.
This species often has a colorful appearance and are typically adorned with stripes. They are generally found in gardens, shrubs, and trees. These spiders build spiral or wheel-shaped webs.
The length of these critters can range between ½ to 2 inches. They have hairy bodies, eight eyes, and an orange-brown, grey, or black tint with stripes on their backs. These spiders are typically found in grassy areas, firewood, and leaf piles.
Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders are dark-colored creatures with red accents. These hourglass-shaped arachnids are often found in garages, crawlspaces, indoor areas, or even your shoes.
Brown Recluse Spiders
This organism has a leg span of approximately 24 mm and a body of about 3 to 8 mm long. Also known as the fiddle-back or violin spider, this species is one of the most misidentified spiders people come across.
While brown recluse spiders are extremely uncommon in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, you may spot other species that look somewhat similar. They are not native to the region and may have been transported from other localities.
Our technicians have the skills, knowledge, and experience to deal with ant invasions in your place. We can identify the reason behind the infestation, treat the current problem, and furnish you with a clear preventive plan.
How Infestations Happen
Ants may get into your home through tiny cracks or holes often found near plumbing or wiring systems in your walls or foundation. They can also sneak in through poorly sealed doors, windows, and screens.
Finally, these critters can use low-hanging trees or bushes as bridges to your property.
Dangers of Ant Invasions
Ants create huge messes, infest your meals, and have the capacity to transport foodborne illnesses like salmonella. These creatures can spread illness-causing bacteria and exacerbate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions.
- Keep food stored in closed, airtight containers.
- Clear away all dirty dishes.
- Keep trees, bushes, and other plants pruned and away from the house.
- Seal all doors, windows, screens, and other access points.
- Remove trash from inside your home.
- Throw away food containers.
We are trusted for safe and effective treatment plans that work to eradicate fleas. Our team creates long-term solutions to this troublesome problem, working rigorously to ensure comfort and security.
Signs of Infestation
- Pets are scratching, licking, or biting their fur excessively.
- Pets have reddened skin or hair loss issues.
- Pets become restless or experience a change in demeanor.
- Noticing itchy bites around your ankles and knees.
- Finding black dots on white socks.
- Seeing small, reddish-brown specks or flea feces on your pet or around your home.
- Finding small, white flea eggs in your carpet.
Dangers of Flea Invasions
Flea infestations pose significant challenges to homeowners. Their population increases rapidly, and these bothersome creatures can survive up to 100 days without a host.
Flea bites can cause both humans and pets to suffer from considerable itchiness and possible infections. They can also carry tapeworms, triggering allergic reactions or exacerbating respiratory illnesses.
We handle rodent-related issues of clients in our local area. Our experts create strategies to combat rat or mouse infestations in residential and commercial spaces.
Signs of Infestation
Rodents are highly social animals that often hide in hard-to-reach places. They reproduce quickly, enabling them to invade your house stealthily yet rapidly. The following are common signs that you may be facing a rodent infestation:
- Dead mice, rats, or other rodents under the house.
- Mouse, rat, or other rodent droppings littered around the property.
- Sounds of scratching behind walls and baseboards.
- Rodents running or hiding around in the property.
- Pets are acting strange or are fixated on a certain area of your home.
Dangers of Rodent Invasions
Rodents pose serious health risks to your family and pets. They carry fleas as well as disease-causing viruses. Their urine and feces can cause a host of health issues, including respiratory problems.
Rodents also attract other pests, including fleas, ticks, and other insects. They are also known to cause considerable damage to your home’s electrical system. That is why infestations can make your home more difficult to sell.
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