Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Correct identification of a hobo spider can be difficult and really requires a microscope to examine the reproductive structures of the spider. That being said here are some things to look for:
You may not be able to know if a spider is a hobo for sure or not with these keys, but you can usually identify when a spider is not a hobo spider.
Hobo spiders can be found outside in grass, gardens, ornamental plants and trees, along foundations, log piles, under rocks and lawn ornaments, etc.
When indoors they can be found in tubs and sinks or running along the floor.
Hobo spiders do not cause necrotic lesions in humans and should be considered beneficial. They are very common indoors between August and October.
Some debate but they do not appear to be dangerous to humans
Nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.