ATTIC AND CRAWL SPACE TREATMENT…
Attics are places where many spider invasions begin. Vent’s around soffits and gables have small screening which can allow flying insects to enter. Since many web making spiders rely on “parachuting” to move around, they can move into these same locations. Once in your attic, they will find a steady supply of silver fish, mosquitoes, flies, wasps and bees. When they reproduce, their young will find their way into your living areas. To prevent this from happening, make sure all entry points into your attic are sealed. Current infestations should be treated with dust. Spraying with a liquid is not effective since the porous nature of the attic reduces the effectiveness of such a treatment. Dust formulations ECO DUST and DRIONE DUST are easy to apply and once again the best option for this are of the home. Either dust will cover vast areas easily and because they’re dry, treatments will stay on surfaces spiders must use to migrate. This residual protection will stop them from getting into your living area and offers the best long term protection. Be sure to use a DUSTIN MIZER to apply the dust. This is a manually operated device which enables you to propel the dust upwards of 15 to 25 feet. You will get good coverage in small to medium sized attics. If you have a huge area the B&G POWER DUSTER will get the job done. It runs on electricity and can propel dust 25 to 40 feet. It will enable you to treat 1000 sq/ft in a couple of minutes. Remember, good coverage will provide long term control which can be as long as 6-12 months. And since either formulation will control many pests, treating the attic will keep several pests from getting into your home.
Crawl spaces may become havens to an assortment of pests all of which can become food for spiders. Camel back crickets, roaches, ants, flies and many other pests will take advantage of crawl spaces if given the opportunity. Make sure all cracks are sealed, vents have screening intact and holes around pipes are sealed. By keeping unwanted pests out, you will minimize spider invasions. Once pests move in, spiders will follow. Although attics are most likely to have web making spiders, crawl spaces can have either. Both will take advantage of ample food supplies. Power dust your crawl space with the ECO Dust to get the longest residual if this area is damp or wet; if your crawl space is dry then Drione will be the better choice. Treat once a year to make sure unwanted pests are kept out. Use either the Dustin Mizer or B&G duster listed above to get the needed coverage.
Proceed to Treating Sensitive Areas….