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Potential Environmental and Health Impacts of
Management Alternatives for: Spiders

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Management tactics on this page are those discussed in the Pest Notes series, published by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM). Information on this page alone is not sufficient for making pest management decisions. For detailed management recommendations, see the associated UCIPM Pest Note. Each tactic is also linked back to the appropriate Pest Note section.

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d both by toxicity and level of exposure. Information presented on these pages is not intended to constitute a full risk assessment. Information is provided here only on active ingredients, not on inert ingredients. The active ingredient is generally-but not always-considered to be the most hazardous ingredient of a pesticide preparation.

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Management practices from UCIPM Pest Notes
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Factors that could reduce exposure
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This is not an exhaustive list of factors that effect pesticide exposure.
 
ExToxNet Profile U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet General NPIC Fact Sheet Technical No PesticidesRrequired Gel or Paste for Crevice Treatment Available as Bait Available as Trap Regulatory Status
  
  Seal gaps around windows and doors wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Install screens wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Place boxes off the floor and away from walls wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Seal boxes with tape wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Clean up clutter wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Eliminate trash, leaf litter, vegetation away from foundation wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Trim plant growth away from structures wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Keep outdoor lights away from windows and doorways wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        

  Treatment practices

Products Regular vacuuming or sweeping   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Trap in a jar to remove   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Sticky traps wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Pyrethrins, resmethrin, allethrin sprays combinations wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - RESMETHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General           Regulatory status
Products Amorphous silica gel/pyrethrin dust wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General           Regulatory status
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TREATING - What's this?
Most spiders are beneficial and cannot harm people. Most have fangs too small to penetrate human skin.
Bites might cause no reaction at all, or might result in varying amounts of itching, redness, stiffness, swelling, and pain┬┐at worst, usually no more severe than a bee sting.
The bite of the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus, can cause mild to painful and serious reactions, but death is very unlikely. Small children, the elderly, and persons with health problems are likely to suffer more severe consequences.

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