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SPIDERS

Size:Most spiders are black, brown, or grey
Colour:In Canada, spiders usually range from 3 mm – 8mm
Shape:Two body segments, 3-4 pairs of eyes, eight legs, and body segments. Spiders do not have wings.

Spider Treatment


What Does Bugman Do?

Spiders are one of the most difficult pests to eradicate. They can enter your home or business from even the smallest opening, and no matter how many you swat, there always seem to be more.

Our technicians will treat the interior and exterior of your house in all the cracks and crevices as well as any spider-prone areas such as crawlspaces and attics. Our technicians will also locate and treat all areas with webbing, and if needed, can remove the webs.

Are Spiders Dangerous?

For the most part, spiders don’t pose a serious health threat and can even help eliminate other pests in your lawn or garden. You’ll most often come across common house spiders, which have bites that don’t cause health issues.

However, there are a few types of spiders in the Fraser Valley whose venom is dangerous to humans. While you can safely remove a spider or two on your own using a vacuum, if you think you have a full-force spider infestation, your safest option is to contact the experts at The Bugman to get rid of spiders in your Abbotsford home.

Why Choose Bugman?

We have 30 years of experience in chasing spiders out of your home, and we offer affordable rates with a 6-month warranty.

What is Bugman’s Warranty?

We provide a 6-month warranty with spider service because sometimes it can be a bigger infestation than you may think, and we want to make sure you are spider-free.

Where Does Bugman Service?

We offer spider treatments across the Fraser Valley, with our main areas of service being Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley & Maple Ridge.

Don’t wait until you have an infestation, call Bugman at 604-854-2847 to keep the spiders out of your house.

Identifying Spiders


The most common spiders in Canada include jumping spiders, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, house spiders, garden spiders, and fishing spiders.

Jumping Spiders

Colour: Black, brown, tan, or grey
Size: 4mm – 20 mm
Body: Hairy, 4 large eyes.

Wolf Spiders

Colour: Brown, orange, grey or black
Size: Up to 35 mm
Body: Hairy, 8 eyes

Cellar Spiders

Colour: Yellow, grey, or a light tan colour
Size: 2 to 8 mm body
Body: Legs up to 50 mm
Fishing Spider
Garden Spider
House Spider
Jumping spider
Hobo Spider
Black Widow

House Spiders

Colour: Brown & tan
Size: 3 mm – 8 mm
Body: Comb-like hairs on the legs.

Garden Spiders

Colour: Grey, brown, or reddish-brown
Size: Females: 19-28 mm, Males: 5-8 mm
Body: Hairy, 8 eyes

Fishing Spiders

Colour: Brown or grey
Size: 7 mm – 20 mm
Body: 2 rows of eyes

Dangerous Spiders in BC

Black Widow

Size: Adult males are around 6 to 7 mm long (not including the legs) and females are double the size, measuring 12 to 14 mm long.

Colour: Male and female black widows are dark black. The females have red markings on the underbelly whereas males have yellow, red, and white markings on their backs.

Habitat: Black widows prefer a dry, warm habitat that is dark and sheltered. When seen they are usually in wood, trash, or rock piles, in garages or barbecue grills, and around swimming pools.

Concerns: The venom of a black widow spider is a neurotoxin that affects the nervous system, causing symptoms, such as abdominal and chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, chills, swelling, sweating, weakness, and fever.

Fortunately, a black widow spider is not aggressive and will only bite when it feels threatened, or after laying eggs. If you do get bitten by a black widow spider, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Instead of risking your health trying to swat a black widow spider, call The Bugman at 604-854-2847 and we’ll send one of our experienced technicians to take care of the infestation.

Hobo Spider

Size: Adult males are around 7 to 13 mm long (not including the legs) and females are 9.5 to 16 mm long.

Colour: Male and female hobo spiders are brown, though they can be a variety of shades.

Habitat: Hobo spiders reside in areas that are dark and moist that contain holes, cracks, and crevices that they can build webs inside of. They are poor climbers so are usually found on the ground level.

Concerns: The venom of a hobo spider was once considered to be highly dangerous, due to evidence indicating it could cause necrotic lesions. However, in 2015 hobo spiders were removed from the list of dangerous spiders after new research indicated the venom would not cause more than mild pain and redness. This spider is no longer considered to be a medical threat.

Behaviour: Hobo spiders are not considered to be aggressive, but they will bite if they feel threatened.

Don’t spend your days getting bitten by a hobo spider, call The Bugman at 604-854-2847 and we’ll send one of our experienced technicians to take care of the infestation.

More Information About Spiders!

Spiders are nearsighted! Most spiders have eight eyes, but only a few are used for creating images. The other eyes are used to detect light and shadows.

All spiders are able to produce silk, but not all spiders create webs. Webs are made of silk and are used for catching prey and making a shelter, but silk can also be used for creating egg sacs and transportation lines.

Spiders can be beneficial to the environment, as they regularly catch and consume nuisance pests, including mosquitos.

Female spiders can lay upwards of 4000 eggs in their lifetime and will generally protect the eggs with a silk bed

Most spiders are considered to be carnivores, with the exception of a few. Many will even cannibalize members of their own species.

Spiders are cold-blooded and are therefore able to survive the winter. Some species will hibernate during the colder months, while others will enter a state of diapause and remain only mildly active.

Contact Bugman for Spider Control in the Fraser Valley

The most common sign of a spider infestation is finding webs in your home. Black widow spiders have messy, irregularly-shaped webs that you will most likely find under furniture or in corners of rooms. To prevent any spider infestation, you need to intensify your home’s sanitation and remove all potential hiding places such as wood piles and debris.

If you’re finding webs in every corner, give The Bugman a call. Our technicians are experienced with safe and effective spider control in Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and the surrounding areas.