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Creepy, Crawly & Misunderstood: Common Misconceptions about Spiders

When it comes to spiders, there are quite a few misconceptions about these creepy critters. As a pest control company, we’re faced with misunderstandings like these every single day. That’s why, today, we’re going to debunk some popular myths about spiders so you can better identify fact from fiction.

For starters: Not every spider spins a web.
While, yes, many spiders do, this is not the case for every species of spider. Wolf spiders, for instance, are one of the more common spiders in Michigan. These spiders actively hunt for their prey rather than building webs to trap other insects.

Another common urban legend is that all spiders are dangerous.
This ideology likely stems from the fact that, yes, most (if not all) spiders have a venomous bite. However, only two species of spiders out of the approximately 35,000 species that exist worldwide pose a threat to humans. These species are the widow spiders and the recluse spiders – both of which are reclusive species (meaning they prefer to inhabit dark, quiet, protected places). A bite from any other spider may itch but is, otherwise, completely harmless.

See a spider in your house? You may not want to release it into the wild.
Most spiders you find in your home have likely come from a long line of house spiders who have adapted to life with little food and water. By releasing them outdoors, you are introducing them to an entirely new environment and, chances are, they’re not going to survive it. Weather, new predators, and an inability to adapt are likely to cause your spider friend a rather rapid demise.

In fact, the majority of spiders you find in your home are absolutely harmless. To you, that is. However, they’re great at capturing those other insect pests that find their way indoors. And, on the off chance that the spider you find is one of the very few dangerous species, it’s highly likely it won’t want anything to do with you. The old phrase “they’re more scared of you than you are of them,” is most certainly true in this scenario.

That being said, if you think that you might have a spider infestation or you’ve spotted a poisonous spider in your home, call Presidio Pest Management right away. We have years of experience and trained professionals to help you eliminate these pests from your home and create a safe, relaxing environment that you feel good in. Even if spiders are largely harmless, that doesn’t mean you want them as roommates. Contact us today for a free home inspection.

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Cindy B
Cindy B
17:06 12 May 20
Rapid response. Fair price. Based on my research, they knew what they... were doing. Professional.read more
Mike Fields
Mike Fields
11:58 01 Feb 20
We operate a small group home. We were told by the day program that one... of our residents had bed bugs on his clothes. I called Presidio. I had never used them before. Scott answered and I explained the situation. He told me the procedure for first inspecting the whole home, then the options available if we did find an infestation. He left immediately, and was at our home within an hour. He did a thorough and complete inspection of our entire home, and found no evidence of bed bugs. He gave us professional advice to be vigilant in watching for a possible new infestation. He charged us nothing for this inspection. I highly recommend this company. VERY customer friendly, very responsive and very honest.read more
Sue Kenkel
Sue Kenkel
21:34 20 Jan 20
Very quick to respond and very thorough in the inspection! Highly... recommend. Friendly employee!read more
Heidi Keesling
Heidi Keesling
00:55 15 Jan 20
My parents moved out along with the cats and the vacant house had so many... fleas! The owner is amazing. This company is trustworthy with quality service.read more
renee frangedakis
renee frangedakis
00:07 15 Jan 20
Absolutely the most professional company I have ever dealt with! From the... first phone call I was at ease during a stressful and trying experience. Numerous companies tried to play on my emotions for their monetary gain. I was ill at ease with all of them. I tried one more phone call and it was to Presidio. Bobby the owner and I had an instant connection and I knew this company was the right fit. Matt came for the initial inspection and the day of the extermination, the owner Bobby was also at my door to introduce himself in person. I was impressed with his personalized service and his professionalism, along with Jay who was in charge of exterminating my home that day. They worked diligently from start to finish and when they left, everything was put back neatly in its place. They were thorough and also helped us out financially. If I could rate them 10 stars I would. Call this company first and foremost. Customer service is their number 1 priority. I can't thank you enough!!!!read more
Kelly Wallace
Kelly Wallace
15:42 27 Nov 19
I absolutely recommend Presidio. I can't speak highly enough about their... level of service and how they set themselves apart with their professionalism, no nonsense approach with the added element of friendliness and treating customers like family. Not to mention they get the job done and done well. Great to see a company's main goal being a happy customer and a job well done.read more
Heather Howell
Heather Howell
19:16 04 Nov 19
Very responsive and professional! I appreciate the quality of work.
Colleen Wolfbauer
Colleen Wolfbauer
01:49 28 Sep 19
Bob came out very quickly to address the wasp issue we were having. He was... professional, informative, gave us a great price, and best of all: GOT RID OF THOSE LITTLE BUGGERS!read more
Kelly Wallace
Kelly Wallace
03:16 24 Aug 19
We have a house that a family lived in for a few years. They planned on... moving in July and during the course of a few months their grown son moved in prior to their move out. He brought in a mattress at some point that apparently had bed bugs. They moved out in July as planned and we called Presidio before we started a renovation which was at the end of July. We waited for a re-inspection before gutting and remodeling the house. “All good” found a bug 1-2 weeks later right in the process of new floors, carpet, paint, etc. so they came back and did some sort of other treatment. A few days later came back for another re-inspection “all good” today we found another. So here’s the thing; we paid $1,400 for a heat treatment that is supposed to be a guarantee. Why is it that we are still finding bugs after a $1,400 heat treatment and 3 additional visits? Mind you the treatment was at the end of July, it’s now the end of August. This should not still be an issue. I have never written a negative review but I am hoping to help someone else that may consider using this company and would suggest a different company that will actually back their claim because this is no joke and I’m literally disgusted. And if a heat treatment didn’t work I can only imagine what their other forms of treatments are like.read more
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Plymouth Crossfit Lower Town
14:21 22 Aug 19
Presidio did an amazing job for us! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly,... punctual, & professional. We couldn't be happier with the service!read more
renee frangedakis
renee frangedakis
19:15 20 Aug 19
Absolutely the most professional company I have ever dealt with! From the... first phone call I was at ease during a stressful and trying experience. Numerous companies tried to play on my emotions for their monetary gain. I was ill at ease with all of them. I tried one more phone call and it was to Presidio. Bobby the owner and I had an instant connection and I knew this company was the right fit. Matt came for the initial inspection and the day of the extermination, the owner Bobby was also at my door to introduce himself in person. I was impressed with his personalized service and his professionalism, along with Jay who was in charge of exterminating my home that day. They worked diligently from start to finish and when they left, everything was put back neatly in its place. They were thorough and also helped us out financially. If I could rate them 10 stars I would. Call this company first and foremost. Customer service is their number 1 priority. I can't thank you enough!!!!read more
Heidi Keesling
Heidi Keesling
23:06 16 Aug 19
My parents moved out along with the cats and the vacant house had so many... fleas! The owner is amazing. This company is trustworthy with quality service.read more
Cheryl King
Cheryl King
21:27 23 Jul 19
We were very happy with Presidio Pest Management's handling of our... hornet's nest. They came out the same day we called and returned a few days later when the issue wasn't completely resolved. They were very professional.read more
Carol Compagnoni
Carol Compagnoni
11:38 21 Jul 19
I have used Presidio for my home and rental property for many years.... Excellent service completed by the technicians; timely and friendly. Highly recommend Presidio Pest Control.read more
Maria Gilezan
Maria Gilezan
14:17 24 Jun 19
Scott, and Bob are so GREAT, efficient, EXCELLENT JOB, THEY ARE THERE IN... HOURS, AFTER FIST CALL. I'M VERY SATISFIED ..5 STARS ALL THE WAY . THERE GREAT, CALL THEM PLEASE. THANK YOU SO MUCH..read more
Renee A
Renee A
16:14 14 Jun 19
I am honestly so impressed with this company. I really can’t say that... for many places anymore. I called the company with a matter that I was panicked about and they were able to assist me very quickly the same day. Scott came to the rescue and his service was amazing. He was a great guy who answered all my questions and did such a thorough job. I will be recommending this company to all my friends and family. Def will be scheduling my annual house sprays with them. Thank you!!!read more
Tamara Kramer
Tamara Kramer
15:12 08 Jun 19
Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took care of business. A... super nice guy. We'll see how the treatment for ants works.read more
Amy Keogh
Amy Keogh
22:12 23 May 19
The owner and all of the employees who visited our home were very... professional, courteous, and fast! High praises for the hard work they do. Thanks!read more
Mel Hawl
Mel Hawl
22:54 26 Apr 19
Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by... Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
Allie Dennis
Allie Dennis
15:39 23 Apr 19
Great service! Kind, professional, and trustworthy. We got our house... sprayed for spiders and ants in the Fall and plan to use them again as Spring rolls around!read more
Larry Binion
Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do... without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest! Excellent eradication and great service. Presidio makes sure that I never worry or get nervous. Matt's visit was so good that there came a twist. There was a critter caught in a sticky trap that I thought in my place didn't exist. Well, they are the best at what they do! I am not bragging, it is 100% TRUE!read more
Larry Binion
Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do... without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest!read more
N A
N A
13:41 25 Mar 19
Presidio is scheduled to provide service at our home. Thus far Bob has... made himself readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns, even after business hours. We genuinely appreciate that. I feel confident that we've chosen a company that will get it right. Looking forward to their visit to our home.read more
Julie Widiker
Julie Widiker
19:39 01 Feb 19
This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The... owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
Sara DeNardo
Sara DeNardo
20:17 14 Jan 19
I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable.... thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
Laura Gush
Laura Gush
10:44 09 Jan 19
Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with... bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick.... Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
Anthony Grochowski
Anthony Grochowski
00:37 04 Nov 18
We have been using Presidio for a few years now. From one house to... another, 20 miles apart. We switched from using a big brand-name company and couldn't be happier with the results. They are professional, personable and thorough! They speak to us in layman's terms and help us to understand what it is they're doing to help. They give options and let us know exactly what we are getting, no surprises. We have three children and animals and are completely comfortable with the products they use. They've proven to be effective, time after time.read more
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