Hobo Spider Control and Extermination

Aptive Environmental controls hobo spiders in and around homes using the best eco-friendly methods.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is free from hobo spiders.
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Preventing Infestations

Our certified pest experts customize a solution specifically for your property after conducting a thorough investigation of your home or business. The Four Seasons Protection Plan guarantees that you’ll be secure from spiders and other pests throughout the year. You’ll receive the best customer service and convenient, effective treatments to remove and prevent hobo spider infestations with Aptive.

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Identifying Hobo Spiders

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  • Where Do Hobo Spiders Live?
  • Hobo Spider Behavior
  • Symptoms Of A Hobo Spider Bite
  • How To Get Rid Of Hobo Spiders
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    Where Do Hobo Spiders Live?

    Hobo spiders are usually found near ground level because they are poor climbers. They are funnel web weavers that build their webs in dark areas. They are nocturnal and sensitive to light.

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    Hobo Spider Behavior

    Hobo spiders use their funnel shaped web to catch prey. This web contains a den at the rear where the hobo spider hides and waits for food. Unlike most other spider webs, a hobo spider’s web is not sticky.

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    How To Identify A Hobo Spider Bite

    If threatened, a hobo spider will bite. Their venom is typically not lethal enough to be life threatening. When first bitten, a large, red area will form around the bite. It then typically fades after a few hours and resembles a mosquito bite.

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    What Attracts Hobo Spiders To Houses?

    Hobo spiders look for dark, damp places to build their webs. They may build a web between boxes and beneath, or behind, furniture. Outside, you may find hobo spider webs within the siding of your home, such as in crevices between brick and wood paneling.

  • Hobo spiders are usually found near ground level because they are poor climbers. They are funnel web weavers that build their webs in dark areas. They are nocturnal and sensitive to light. If a light is switched on, the hobo spider will dart away to find cover. Common places for hobo spiders to build webs include flower beds, beneath woodpiles, and around the foundation of homes.

  • Hobo spiders use their funnel shaped web to catch prey. This web contains a den at the rear where the hobo spider hides and waits for food. Unlike most other spider webs, a hobo spider’s web is not sticky. The funnel shape of the web causes prey to become entangled. Once the prey is trapped, the hobo spider leaves its den and attacks. Hobo spiders eat insects and other arachnids.

    In order to mate, male hobo spiders will go in search of females. The male will die shortly after mating. Female hobo spiders are very protective of their eggs and will attack any predators that threaten their young.

    Despite being called aggressive house spiders, hobo spiders are not aggressive. They actually have very poor vision and would rather dart away from a threat than attack it. Because they can only see objects within a few feet, hobo spiders might dart directly towards a person on accident.

    1. Redness around the bite site.

    2. Blistering within 24 to 48 hours that will eventually burst.

    3. Scabbing that resembles a target or bulls-eye appearance.

    4. Nausea, fatigue, headache, and temporary memory loss and vision impairment may also accompany a hobo bite.

    The severity of a hobo spider bite varies from person to person. Because it is easy to confuse hobo spiders with other brown spiders, like the brown recluse, you should seek medical attention immediately as a precaution and get a second opinion.

  • It can be difficult to detect hobo spiders given their preference to hide. If you are going to encounter a hobo spider, it will most likely be when the seasons start to change and warmer temperatures set in. The best way to prevent a hobo spider infestation is to maintain a pest free home. This will eliminate any insects for the hobo spider to feed on. You should also keep you home clean and clutter-free in order to eliminate any areas a hobo spider may build a web.

Smart Solutions

12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

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  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Free Year-Round
  • Four Seasons Protection Plan
  • A Pest Free Home, Guaranteed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home on a quarterly basis. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized quarterly protection plan that keeps your property pest free year-round.
Aptive’s Four Seasons Protection Plan provides an environmentally responsible solution that keeps your indoor environment pest-free through quarterly applications once a season. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality guarantee have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners, it’s not if the pests will return, but when. When the pests come back, we do too— absolutely free!
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Regain Your Home

If you notice any funnel-shaped webs in or around your home, hobo spiders are more than likely present. Given the hobo spider’s resemblance to brown recluses and other spiders, you should call an Aptive professional to exterminate. Aptive’s dedicated team uses the best, eco-friendly methods to effectively remove spiders and ensure that your home is protected for the future.

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Aptive professionals make effective, eco-friendly pest control convenient for you.

Our treatments, customized to your home or business, protect you from hobo spiders and other pests throughout the year.