Welcome again to the Faith Pest control podcast. Hey, I’m Mike Stewart, your host here. And today we’re with pest expert Fred Talley of faith, faith, pest control, pest control services, all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia Blue Ridge, Georgia Ellijay, Georgia and pretty much anywhere in the north Georgia mountains where you have a pest problem. And if you have a pest problem, Fred is your man to take care of those problems. He’s been in the business for many, many years. He’s the expert who can make your home bug free if you’ll just call out and reach out to him and just ask him and take it he guarantees his work. So give him a call. So Fred, tell us about trapdoor spiders

So trapdoor spiders are actually close relatives to tarantulas. The general appearance they kind of look similar. However, the trapdoor spiders is much smaller than the trance flow and much less hairy. Also the trapdoor spider their legs have a unique, polished look to them, I guess you’d say. The trapdoor spider on average is approximately an inch long, but they can be up to two inches long. have eight eyes, one pair in the middle of their head and three on each side of their head. And they kind of range in color from a yellowish brown to reddish brown than to a black. They have very powerful jaws as well as sharp fangs that stab downward into their prey have eight legs that are short and thick, two fangs, two body parts which are the abdomen and the cephalothorax. And I guess you could look at the cephalothorax is a fusion of the head and the thorax. trapdoor spider spiders are stocky looking spiders and have very thin covering of hair on their bodies. They are actually very fast when in movement. trapdoor spider, they don’t have a web, like you would expect from a conventional spider if you will, as the name would imply, though, they create a trapdoor on top of a burl their little rule literally throughout most of the United States, from Virginia, south all the way to Florida, and west to California. They sill trapdoor spiders live in silk on burrows in the ground, which are often on the sides of like a forested ravines, normally about four to six inches deep. Their trap doors are about one inch in diameter, hinged on one side and made of silk, and that is camouflaged with soil and plant debris. trapdoor spiders are nocturnal. They will kind of peek out their door at night and wait on unsuspecting prey to come along and then ambush them. Males typically wander in search of a mate in the summer, while the females seldom if ever wander far from burrow. In Georgia, there are eight different species of trapdoor spiders that belong to three families. The Female of one of these species can be up to two inches long, which makes them the largest model of morph spiders in our state. trapdoor spiders are considered Michael amorphous spiders. And what that means is their fangs work more like those of a rattlesnake so their fangs would penetrate their prey as opposed to holding their prey I guess. Because a true spider, their fangs work more like a pair of pliers. The trapdoor spiders can also be very shiny black to a point that they look like they’ve been varnished. trapdoor spiders that construct their burrows directly in the in the ground, approximately four to six inches deep. At the entrance to the burl they will build a hinge silken door. They’re very impressive looking as they are solid, have a core clock of parents and blend in with the immediate surroundings. And again, they’re about an inch in diameter. The trapdoor spider at the female depends on her brute strength actually to protect themselves. Spider wasps are the major Praiser predators of trapdoor spiders. And when the trapdoor spiders burrow has been probed by spider wasps, and or other predators, the female worker will insert her fangs into holes in the trapdoor, and then holds on to the size of the burrow with her eight legs. The venom of the trapdoor spiders in the United States, generally speaking, is not particularly strong. Most people would equate the pain of the bite of a trapdoor spider, literally to that of a bee sting. fates pest control we offer a free consultation and a 100% make you happy money back guarantee. If you hire fates pest control to get rid of your bug problem. And then at the end of 30 days, you’re not 100% Happy, we’ll come back and retreat your home for free and we’ll keep on trading it for free. And till you tell us that you are happy If that still doesn’t make you happy, we’ll give you back every penny you spent on the original treatment. Plus, we’ll pay you an additional $25 for your time in trouble just for fooling with us. The bottom line is this. I want you to be happy with the service we provide or you won’t pay a penny period. If you feel like what I’ve said makes sense call fetes pest control today is 770-823-9202 and asked to speak to me Fred Talley. I’ll be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have

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