Will spraying for spiders in the basement be harmful to humans?

Question: Our basement has no windows. Our granddaughter who will be living with us wants to have her bedroom in the basement, but we have spiders. If you come to spray for them will the chemicals be harmful to her?

ANSWER: Spiders are not easily controlled inside the house. There are certain times of the year when these animals are more active and abundant than other times, and these times are usually the spring and fall. They are most often seen at these times because the males are moving around in search of females, or the webs become abundant near lights. Spiders are also predators of insects. The most effective control method is to limit their primary food supply.

The best option for the safe application of any pesticide is to allow a professional to do it. A highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist can assess the situation and develop a customized solution to your problem. The solution will be based on the science of pest control and is implemented by a specialist who will take all necessary precautions and follow the label directions for any product that may be used in the treatments. The key step is to eliminate the food sources and webs. Your Orkin Specialist will help you with this. Call your local Orkin Branch Office today and set up an appointment for a visit by an Orkin Pest Specialist.


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