Spiders

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Spiders:

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Spiders tend to evoke fear in many people. But with very few exceptions this fear is unjustified. Spiders share the world with us in many ways and in many different settings. They are in our homes, parks, gardens and yards, usually quietly living independently of us humans.

Spiders serve an important role in the balance of nature. They help maintain billions of the world’s insects at reasonable numbers. Also, spiders are consumed by several animals higher up in the food chain.

As most of us know, spiders produce a strong silk with which they build their web to capture prey. Silk is also used as a safety line when they jump or fall from a high perch.

Spiders are arachnids, invertebrates with no spine or bones. They have a covering called an exoskeleton that must be shed — molted — in order for them to grow. The exoskeleton protects their vital organs inside the body.

  • Spiders can be found all over East Tennessee, and despite the fear people have of them, most are completely harmless.
  • Food: Spiders feed off other bugs, so if you have spiders in your home, more than likely it is because other bugs are already there.  [pullquote]Food: Spiders feed off other bugs, so if you have spiders in your home, more than likely it is because other bugs are already there.[/pullquote]
  • Where to look: Look for spider webs in corners, under furniture and other areas where they won’t be disturbed.

 

Service Area:

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Preferred Pest and Turf Management is proudly serving Knox, Loudon, Blount, Anderson, Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson, Monroe, Sevier, and Roane counties.

Knox County
Knoxville
Farragut
Concord
Powell
Karns
Fountain City

Blount County
Maryville
Alcoa
Friendsville
Louisville
Rockford
Townsend

Loudon County
Lenoir City
Loudon
Greenback
Philadelphia
Dixie Lee Junction
Tellico

Anderson County                               
Oak Ridge
Norris
Lake City
Clinton
Andersonville
Claxton

Grainger County         
Rutledge
Bean Station
Blaine
Buffalo Springs
Fairview
Shiloh

Hamblen County
Morristown
Russellville
Lakeview
Pineville
Rolling Hills
Whitesburg

Sevier County
Gatlinburg
Sevierville
Pigeon Forge
Pittman Center
Seymour
Wears Valley

Roane County
Kingston
Rockwood
Dodson
Harriman
Midtown
Oliver Springs

Contact us for your FREE spider inspection at 865.297.3789