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What are spiders?

There are around 3000 species of spiders that inhabit the United States.  Spiders are often considered insects but are really arachnids, which are characterized by having 8 legs, no wings or antennae and feed on insects.  In nature, they are beneficial because they keep the numbers of many other insects down, but in our homes or offices they can cause a great deal of stress.  There are several species present in Hawaii, but 2 species to be on the lookout for are the black widow spider, which can be recognized by its all black body with a red hourglass on the underside of its abdomen and the brown violin spider, which has a violin-shaped patch on its head.

Why do I have spiders?

Spiders move indoors to find a secure place to spin their webs.  Corners, closets, where walls meet ceilings, and in windows are all common places to find a web, while outdoors they will often be found in protected areas around doors, windows and outdoor light fixtures as well other areas that will attract their prey.  If a web is not providing an adequate food supply, it will soon be abandoned for a new location resulting in the dusty webs that are unattractive.

Are they dangerous?

Yes, spiders are known to bite if threatened, however most spider bites do not require a trip to the emergency room.  Several spiders do pose a serious threat to humans, including the black widow spider in Hawaii. Since a few people die each year from the bite of this spider, it's extremely important for any person who is bitten by a black widow spider to seek treatment immediately.  In some cases, hospitalization may be necessary.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Spiders are resourceful pests. They typically will only enter into your property if there is an easy means of doing so. Although difficult to control interior spider populations, you can keep shrubs and bushes trimmed away from the siding or exterior of the property as well as seal any holes or cracks around doors, windows and basements to help keep them out.  If those attempts fail, a Sandwich Isle pest professional will design a customized integrated pest management program that fits the specific needs of your property, one that is sure to get rid of spiders.

Can I do it myself?

Spiders can be very difficult to eliminate from your home or office due to the plethora of hiding places.  Do-it-yourself pesticides are available, but beware of purchasing them because they are often ineffective.  They can also be dangerous to your family and pets if misused or mixed improperly.

Is the treatment safe?

Sandwich Isle pest professionals always use the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We use natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional pesticides are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are EPA registered and if safety measures need to be taken prior to service, our service technicians will notify you in ample time.

How soon can you get here?

Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions is committed helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

What is the warranty?

If you are not satisfied with the results of Sandwich Isle's Pest Prevention Service, we will provide the necessary service at no additional charge.  After 30 days, should your pest problem persist, we will continue to provide service at no additional charge until you are satisfied, or we will refund half of your last regular service payment.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so the majority of our customers choose continuous service to ensure spiders stay out of their home or business.

Where does Sandwich Isle service?

We provide pest control for spiders throughout Oahu and parts of the Big Island, including Honolulu, Pearl City, and Palolo.

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