What Are Common Spiders?
House spiders are typically brown or gray in color. They are small to medium in size with a body length of about 1/8” to 3/8”. Female house spiders have rounded abdomens, while males have elongated abdomens. Spiders generally have poor eyesight and rely on sensing vibrations in their webs to detect prey.
Why Do I Have Them?
Spiders are predatory insects that will move indoors (especially during the cooler months) to find secure areas to build their webs. Spiders become a nuisance when they build their webs in inconvenient places inside homes, such as eaves, shutters, or window frames.
Spider webs can also be quite unsightly on the exterior of homes and other buildings. Spiders tend to be a particularly significant problem for homes and cabins in forested areas near lakes, streams, or ponds.
Are They Dangerous?
Some spiders will attempt to bite when disturbed, but they’re usually unable to pierce human skin. There are a few spiders in the US with medically-significant venom, such as the Brown recluse and Black widow.
Common house spiders are more cause for frustration as a nuisance pest indoors because of their habit to build unsightly webs.
How Do I Get Rid of Common Spiders?
Spiders typically only enter a dwelling if there are easy means of doing so. You can help to control spider populations by keeping shrubs and bushes trimmed away from the exterior of your property. You should also seal any holes or cracks around doors, windows, and basements. Contacting Plunkett’s Pest Control is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of spiders.
Home and cabin owners are typically thrilled to rid their space of spiders and their webs. Next time you take a trip up to the family cabin, give Plunkett’s a call first. You won’t have to spend the first day cleaning, because we’ll take care of it for you. Plunkett’s will remove any spiders and spider webs in and around your cabin and dock before you even arrive. You’ll be able to enjoy your trip without worrying about any eight-legged interruptions.
Can I Do It Myself?
Do-it-yourself spider treatments and products are effective in the short term. You can purchase DIY spray material from a store and apply it to the exterior of your home yourself. Be sure to spray from the foundation up about 4 ft. This will deter spiders and other insects from getting in. You should do this monthly during the season, especially after a hard rain.
Remember: “Over-the-counter” insecticides do not last as long as the materials that professionals are licensed to use. If you use your own materials, you’ll have to apply them frequently to maintain their effectiveness. Calling in a professional team is a better long term solution. When you choose Plunkett’s, we can provide much more lasting relief from spiders, their webs, and other pests, too.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Plunkett’s Pest Control, our goal is to help you as fastest, most convenient, and most cost-effective manner possible. We make every effort to be with you the same day or very next day after you call.
How Can I Prevent Spiders In The Future?
Spiders are difficult to prevent, given their ability to enter the home in so many different ways. If spiders have infested your property, call Plunkett’s as soon as you can to prevent a larger spider problem. The sooner you call, the faster we can help!