Spider Identification & Prevention

Spiders are not pests that any property owner wants to see crawling around their property.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders belong to the scientific classification of arachnids. These creatures have eight legs, fangs that produce varying amounts of venom, segmented bodies, and spinnerets they use to produce silk. Due to a high species diversity, spiders range in color and patterns, and you may encounter anything from dark black with patterns to bright green or yellow on a spider.

The types of spiders you will most commonly encounter around our area include common house spiders, daddy long legs, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, European garden spiders, furrow spiders, black widows, and brown recluse spiders.

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Are spiders dangerous?

While most common house spiders are more afraid of humans than they are interested in biting us, some species of spiders can be dangerous when encountered. Dangerous spiders in our area include the black widow and the brown recluse spiders. Bites from these two species may result in severe symptoms such as pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness, and even seizure.

Additionally, all spiders have the potential to trigger allergic reactions with their bites or cause pain. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing after a spider bite, seek immediate medical attention.

Why do I have a spider problem?

In most cases, when you have a spider problem, you also likely have a problem with spider pest prey crawling around your property. Spiders are attracted to this easy food source and will move onto your property in pursuit of it. Factors like excess moisture and plenty of cluttered hiding places, both indoors and outdoors, also attract spiders.

Where will I find spiders?

Inside your home, you will likely find spiders hiding in dark, cool, and secluded spaces such as basements, crawl spaces, attics, storage boxes, and closets. Outside, spiders may hide in long grass and piles of wood or debris, under porches and decks, or in their webs near plant pots and other secluded areas.

How do I get rid of spiders?

The best way to get rid of spiders is to skip DIY spider control and contact Combat Pest Control at the first signs of these pests instead. Our team will work with you to identify your spider problem and curate treatments for your property’s specific needs, making our treatment plans effective and long-lasting. Request your free quote today to get started defeating spiders on your property or to learn about our home pest control and commercial pest control services.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

If you want to stop spider problems from occurring in the future, follow these easy prevention tips below.

  • Address pest prey issues with the help of Combat Pest Control to eliminate easy spider food sources.
  • Fix leaks and remove excess moisture around your property to stop pest prey and spiders from seeking out these areas.
  • Clear away long grass, piles of organic debris, and woodpiles from your property to remove any of their hiding spots.
  • Seal up cracks around windows and doors and invest in weatherstripping and window or door screens to keep all spiders and pest prey out.
  • Declutter interior areas often and carefully sweep away spider webs you see to mark your property as inhospitable to this pest.

Contact Combat Pest Control if you have more questions about spider prevention or need assistance removing spiders from your property.

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