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Reno Spider Control

Spider Removal Services You Can Count On

Here’s a startling fact. There are 45,000 known species of spiders worldwide, and over 4,000 of them are found in the United States. Fortunately, the wide majority of them live away from humans, preferring to be in the wilderness. Only a fraction of these species are found in Nevada, and an even smaller number are known to venture into homes. While most are harmless, there are some that can be extremely venomous if they were to come in close contact with you and bite.

Effective Spider Control Services in Reno

Common Spiders in Northern Nevada Homes

  • Black Widow – Common throughout the United States and Northern Nevada these spiders get their name from the common misconception that the female eats the male after mating. This rarely happens in nature. The adult female body is about 1/2” in length with a spherical abdomen. Typically are black and sometimes brown with 2 reddish triangular markings usually joined to form a reddish hourglass-shaped marking.

    Outside, black widows are found in undisturbed areas that are cool and dry. Some examples are under decks, woodpiles, and seldom-used corners of garages or crawlspaces. They prefer cluttered areas that give them more shelter. Their prey consists primarily of other insects.
  • Wolf spider – This spider is classified as a hunting spider. The female body can be from 3/8” to 1 3/8”. Usually dark brown with paler stripes or markings and a very hairy abdomen. Mating occurs in Fall with males dying before winter and females overwintering and then laying their eggs from May to June. Each egg sack contains 100-135 eggs. The mother will bite open the sack allowing the spiderlings to crawl onto her abdomen where they will stay for a week or longer.

    Wolf spiders actively hunt during the night and sometimes during the day. Outside they are found under stones, firewood, and leaf litter. Not commonly found inside but when they are they are brought in usually with firewood. Once inside they often will stay inside and tend to stay near floor level along walls or under furniture.
  • Sun spider – also called sun scorpion or camel spider, this spider’s common name refers to their habitation of hot dry regions as well as to their typically golden color. They are also called wind scorpions because of their swiftness and camel spiders because of their humped heads. They are hairy and have a rounded abdomen, while the front appendages somewhat resemble those of a scorpion. Body length is 1/”4 to 2 inches.

    Sun spiders generally are nocturnal and are primarily carnivorous although they are omnivorous, with most species feeding on termites, beetles, and other small, ground-dwelling insects. They are aggressive hunters and voracious opportunistic feeders and have been found feeding on snakes, small lizards, and rodents.

Professional Spider Identification and Removal

Whether the spider issue you have are the ones we mentioned or an entirely different species, our knowledgeable experts can perform a deep inspection, identify the intruding spider, and implement a unique control program that considers their unique habits and tendencies.


Contact Reno's Top Spider Control Team Today!

When you need Reno spider control services, give us a call at (775) 535-5788 or contact us online today!

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How We Approach Spider Removal

Our crew of professionals has years of experience dealing with all sorts of spiders and has extensively studied their behaviors to formulate a proven method of management. It’s important to note that spiders are not insects, they are arachnids. Thus they prey on other insects and are constantly on the hunt to satisfy their appetites. Their hunt for their preferred food source often leads them into your home and is often an indicator that you have an insect problem that needs to be addressed. 

The following are the steps we generally follow to treat spiders:

  • Inspection: We start with a careful inspection, scanning your property for the spider themselves and any signs of their presence such as webbing and eggs. During this phase, we will knock down and vacuum up any webs and eggs we find using our special spider removal equipment.
  • Treatment: To eliminate the present spiders, we will apply a broad-spectrum insecticide that not only targets spiders but also their food source of other insects. This will be sprayed indoors in cracks and crevices and outdoors around your home perimeter. The product has a residual effect, meaning it will kill spiders and insects that come in contact with it and remain effective for up to 90 days. We can also strategically place glue boards in active areas to capture spiders that we can’t directly find.
  • Prevention: With the secondary insect problem addressed, it will be unlikely that a spider will want to stick around in your home. However, to ensure spiders are unlikely to return, we can perform preventative treatments of insecticide that can be applied on a quarterly basis.

Truckee Meadows Pest Control has been a trusted pest management company since 2017, but we employ experts that have been doing this for decades. Let us put our over 50 years of combined experience to use for your benefit. You can take comfort in knowing that we will show up on time to every appointment, use high-quality products in a safe and well-thought-out manner, and follow up with you to ensure your pest problem has been successfully addressed. 


Contact us online or give us a call at (775) 535-5788 to schedule reliable spider control services in Reno & the surrounding areas today!

    “Truckee Meadows is prompt, consistent, and I’m very happy with their great customer service.”

    Beth K.

Common Type of Spiders Found in Nevada

Here’s a startling fact. There are 45,000 known species of spiders worldwide, and over 4,000 of them are found in the United States. Fortunately, the wide majority of them live away from humans, preferring to be in the wilderness. Only a fraction of these species are found in Nevada, and an even smaller number are known to venture into homes. While most are harmless, there are some that can be extremely venomous if they were to come in close contact with you and bite.

Here's a list of the most common spiders we encounter and have managed for homeowners:

  • Black Widow – Common throughout the United States and Northern Nevada these spiders get their name from the common misconception that the female eats the male after mating. This rarely happens in nature. The adult female body is about 1/2” in length with a spherical abdomen. Typically are black and sometimes brown with 2 reddish triangular markings usually joined to form a reddish hourglass-shaped marking.

    Outside, black widows are found in undisturbed areas that are cool and dry. Some examples are under decks, woodpiles, and seldom-used corners of garages or crawlspaces. They prefer cluttered areas that give them more shelter. Their prey consists primarily of other insects.
  • Wolf spider – This spider is classified as a hunting spider. The female body can be from 3/8” to 1 3/8”. Usually dark brown with paler stripes or markings and a very hairy abdomen. Mating occurs in Fall with males dying before winter and females overwintering and then laying their eggs from May to June. Each egg sack contains 100-135 eggs. The mother will bite open the sack allowing the spiderlings to crawl onto her abdomen where they will stay for a week or longer.

    Wolf spiders actively hunt during the night and sometimes during the day. Outside they are found under stones, firewood, and leaf litter. Not commonly found inside but when they are they are brought in usually with firewood. Once inside they often will stay inside and tend to stay near floor level along walls or under furniture.
  • Sun spider – also called sun scorpion or camel spider, this spider’s common name refers to their habitation of hot dry regions as well as to their typically golden color. They are also called wind scorpions because of their swiftness and camel spiders because of their humped heads. They are hairy and have a rounded abdomen, while the front appendages somewhat resemble those of a scorpion. Body length is 1/”4 to 2 inches.

    Sun spiders generally are nocturnal and are primarily carnivorous although they are omnivorous, with most species feeding on termites, beetles, and other small, ground-dwelling insects. They are aggressive hunters and voracious opportunistic feeders and have been found feeding on snakes, small lizards, and rodents.

Whether the spider issue you have are the ones we mentioned or an entirely different species, our knowledgeable experts can perform a deep inspection, identify the intruding spider, and implement a unique control program that considers their unique habits and tendencies.


When you need Reno spider control services, give us a call at (775) 535-5788 or contact us online today!

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