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Pure Protection Plans

Pure Basic

Pests covered include:

  • Cockroaches
  • Ants (Excludes Carpenter & Odorous House Ants)
  • Silverfish
  • Bees & Wasps (main structure that can be serviced from the ground)
  • Spiders (Excludes Brown Recluse)
  • Centipedes
  • Earwigs
  • Millipedes
  • Pill Bugs
  • Crickets
  • Inside termite inspection Nov-Feb
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•Initial inspection required

Pure Plus

Pests covered include:

  • All pests from the Basic Plan
  • Ants (including Carpenter & Odorous House Ants)
  • Pantry Pests
  • Fabric Pests
  • Rats
  • House mice
  • Fleas (inside only)
  • Bees and Wasps (entire property that can be serviced from the ground)
  • Pill Bugs
  • Ground Beetles
  • Clover mites
  • Sow Bugs
  • Inside termite inspection Nov-Feb

•Initial inspection required

Pure Premium

Pests covered include:

  • All pests from the Basic & Plus Plans
  • Mosquitos (March-October)
  • Ticks
  • Gnats
  • Camel Crickets
  • Bees and Wasps (entire property that can be serviced from the ground)
  • Lady Beetles
  • Springtails
  • Box Elder Bugs
  • Saw Toothed Grain Beetle
  • Spider Mites
  • Inside termite inspection Nov-Feb

•Initial inspection required

Customers in our Pure Protection Plans needing retreatments will receive service within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.* If we are unable to treat your home within the next business day, you will receive $50 off next month’s bill.
*24 Hour Guaranty: Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM only. 24 Hour Guaranty applies only to customers in our Pure Protection Plans.
We care deeply about our customers and go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction & a pest-free environment. We promise 100% guaranteed services for your home or business on the pests originally treated. Our Pure Promise is backed by an unlimited retreatment guaranty.*
*If you are not totally satisfied with your treatment, we will come back out and re-assess your property. If necessary, we will re-treat at no additional charge. Pure Promise does not include mosquito treatments or wildlife solutions. Ask your technician for more information.

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Need a Spider Exterminator?

Have you ever had the experience of walking into an invisible sticky web? It’s a very disconcerting feeling— you’re not sure exactly what you’ve walked into, and when you realize it’s a spider’s web, you start to wonder if you’re now covered in bugs or if the spider itself is now hitching a ride on your shoulder! This can be extra scary if you live in an area where venomous spiders are known to live.

Many people find spiders to be disgusting and scary, even if they’re not dangerous, perhaps because they’ve come to be associated with Halloween— and nobody wants their home or business to look like it’s permanently decorated for spooky season, with spiders crawling out of the walls, and webs on the windows! Seeing any type of spider can provoke anxiety in many people: it can be very unpleasant and unnerving to stumble into an invisible web or to witness a spider retreat into the wall upon entering a room. But despite giving many people the heebie-jeebies, most — but not all— spiders are harmless and pose little to no physical danger to people.

If you see a spider in or around your home or property, it’s important to be able to identify whether it’s harmless or venomous, because while all spiders can give you the creeps, a bite from a venomous spider can lead to medical issues.

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Technician Clint

Clint – Service Technician

“Professional manners
and extensive knowledge”

I called and spoke to a lady named Abby and she was a delight to schedule an appointment to have a service rep come talk to me regards the problem I was having with roaches and spiders. I found the most wonderful professional service rep named Clint that knows his job and I was certainly impressed with his professional manners and extensive knowledge

– Sherrel W.

How to Identify Venomous Spiders

The two most common venomous spiders in the United States are the brown recluse and the black widow.

Brown Recluse

Don’t be fooled by the name, brown recluse spiders are usually, but not always, brown. Colorwise, most of these spiders fall somewhere on a spectrum from light to medium brown, but they can also be off-white, dark brown, or an almost-black shade of gray. The cephalothorax of a brown recluse is sometimes a different color from its abdomen (for those of you who are not familiar with spider biology, the cephalothorax is the part of the spider’s body to which the legs are attached).

Brown recluse spiders usually have a distinctive marking that helps people identify them: they typically have a dark brown violin shaped mark on the dorsal (upward facing) side of the cephalothorax; it looks like the neck of the violin is pointing backward toward the abdomen. But, the most reliable way of identifying a spider as a brown recluse is to count the eyes— they have six eyes whereas most spiders have eight.

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Brown recluse removal
Unlike the beloved barn spider in the children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web, brown recluse spiders don’t weave symmetrical webs (with or without inspiring messages) up in the corners of doorways or rooms. While the “brown” part of their name is not always accurate, they are indeed reclusive. They like to stay hidden in the asymmetrical webs they spin. These webs often look tangled or trampled— perhaps because they function as more of a home base than as a clever way of trapping food— brown recluse spiders are active hunters so they don’t need their webs to trap their prey.

When indoors, they’re fond of cardboard, and like to lurk in dry, and relatively undisturbed places like closets. If your property has outdoor space, you might find them in wood piles or outbuildings like garages and sheds.

While these spiders are definitely scarier than Halloween decorations due to their venomous bites, they are also smaller than your average spooky prop, usually measuring somewhere between 6 and 20 millimetres. That’s pretty small, and considering the range in color variation, it may be difficult for the untrained eye to confidently conclude whether the spider in question is a brown recluse or a less dangerous species— especially if you prefer not to get too close! If you have any doubts as to what species you’re dealing with, call Pure Pest. Our trained technicians know how to distinguish between pests that are dangerous and pests that are annoying. No matter what you’re dealing with, we can safely take care of the problem for you.
Black Widow

Did you know that the term “black widow” actually applies to several species of spiders who share several important characteristics? While an arachnologist (that’s someone who studies spiders and related creatures such as scorpions) could probably tell you a lot of interesting points of differentiation between the spiders that most people group together under the name “black widow”, we’re more concerned with telling you what they have in common so that you can identify these dangerous spiders if you see one in your home or business. The body of an adult female black widow spider is about 1.5 inches long, and males are usually about half that size. Compared to her male counterpart, the female black widow spider is easier to identify since females are usually shiny and black with a red (or occasionally an orangey-yellow color) hourglass shape marking on the underside of their abdomens. In addition to being smaller, males also tend to be lighter in color, with pink or red spots on their backs.

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black widow removal
It’s just as well that female black widows are easier to spot than males, because while male black widow spider bites are not dangerous to humans, female black widow spider bites can be. They are especially dangerous— and though it’s very uncommon they can even be deadly— for very young children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing health conditions. While most people don’t die from the bite of a female black widow, the bites can be very painful and symptoms include muscle spasms and pain, abdominal cramps, and tachycardia. Unfortunately, someone suffering from a female black widow spider bite might be in for a rough ride: these symptoms usually last between 3 and 7 days, but sometimes persist for weeks.

While they prefer to live in places that are dry and dark— such as garages, basements, and barns— don’t automatically rule out the possibility that that red-spotted spider you saw in a tree stump or surrounded by dense vegetation is black widow. While these environments don’t always fit the description of “dry”, they are standard spots for black widow webs—as are port-o-potties, trash cans and dumpsters, and holes made by rodents.

Like their venomous brown recluse friends, black widow spiders, especially the males, can be hard for the untrained eye to confidently identify. That’s why it’s always best to consult with a professional.

Spiders at a Glance

In order for an ant technician to effectively eradicate ants from your home or commercial building, they have to first identify the species they are dealing with. There are thousands of species of ants, however, there are four that are most commonly found in St Louis:

Brown Recluses

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These tan to dark brown arachnids are typically round and about 1/4-1/2 inch long. They lay sacs of 50 eggs two or three times a year and live a year or two.

Black Widows

Black Widow spider outdoors on a web

Notable for their distinctive red hourglass on their abdomen, black widows are 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches long. They lay sacs that can contain 900 eggs, but the cannibalistic young don’t all survive.

How To Get Rid Of Spiders?

When it comes to spiders that may or may not be dangerous, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Contact Pure pest today and our technicians will let you know whether you’re dealing with something that poses a real threat to your health and safety. No matter the degree of danger, you’ll be in good hands with one of experts— we understand that even non-venomous spiders can be very upsetting and unpleasant to deal with, and we’re here to help you resolve your spider problem no matter what form it takes.

Pure Pest technicians are trained to help manage spiders and other pests. We will design a comprehensive approach tailored to your situation.

Pure Pest has the capabilities to handle dangerous spiders like Brown Recluse and Black Widows. Contact us today to learn more!

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