SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The end of Halloween doesn't mean spiders are gone from your home - and no one wants them sticking around as house guests for the holidays.
Spiders often make their way into living areas from unnoticed parts of the house like garages, basements and attics. Most of the spiders found in homes have adapted to life indoors and find food in the form of bugs such as earwigs, roaches and clothes moths. For those who want to avoid the advancing arachnids, a common option is a pesticide application. But chemicals are not always effective unless they score a direct hit. "Long legs allow spiders to keep their bodies above the ground, so pesticide residue on a surface will usually touch only their feet," explains Dr. Qing-He Zhang, noted entomologist and Director of Research at Sterling International, Inc. in Spokane, Washington. "And since spiders don't use mouth parts to clean themselves and the chemical can't travel from the feet to their vital organs, a pesticide will fail to kill most of the spiders indoors. " That reality leaves glue traps as an economical, effective and eco-friendly way to control spiders in the home. After nearly 35 years spent pioneering and leading the category of insect traps, Sterling International, manufacturers of the RESCUE!® family of pest control products, set its sights on spiders. In doing so, the company improved upon a product that has been around since household television sets were black and white only.