Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Orb weavers are small to large spiders. Generally they have a large, bulbs abdomen and make classic orb-shaped webs.
Orb weaving spiders are often found around buildings and homes in late summer and early fall, especially around overhanging structures such as porches or entryways, or in ornamental plants.
These spiders die out every year and leave an egg sac behind which hatch in the spring and spiderlings disperse. Orb weavers are common near exterior lighting.
Orb weaving spiders are not known to be a health hazard and should be considered beneficial. They can be a nuisance pest outdoors, especially the webs.
Learn more by reading our blog post: Utah Spiders: Guide to Identification and Prevention.
Nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night
Orb weavers do not commonly enter homes but instead build their webs on the outside of homes and structures especially where large numbers of flying insects can be captured.
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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.