What Are Common Spiders?
House spiders are typically brownish or grayish 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 web to detect prey.
Why Do I Have Them?
Spiders are predatory insects that will move indoors, especially during the cooler months of the year, to find secure areas to build their webs. Spiders become a nuisance when found inside homes or hanging from eaves, shutters and window frames. On the exterior of homes and other buildings, their webs can be quite unsightly. Spider problems are greatest for homes and cabins on a shady lot near a lake, stream or pond.
Are They Dangerous?
Some spiders will attempt to bite when disturbed, but they are usually unable to pierce human skin. Poisonous spiders, such as the brown recluse and black widow spiders are not native to our area. 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 any easy means of doing so. You can help to control spider populations by keeping shrubs and bushes trimmed away from the siding, or exterior of the property as well as sealing 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. When you take a trip up to the family cabin, you don’t have to spend the first day cleaning your home away from home; Plunkett’s will take care of any spiders, spider webs in the cabin and spider webs on the dock so you can enjoy your trip when you head north for the weekend.
Can I Do It Myself?
Do-it-yourself spider treatments and products are effective in the short term. You can purchase do-it-yourself spray material from a big box 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. “Over-the-counter” insecticides do not last as long as the materials that professionals are licensed to use, causing more frequent application when necessary. Should you choose to call us for service, to take care of it for the long term, you’ll get nice relief from spiders, their webs, and other insects as well.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Plunkett’s Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, causing you the least inconvenience while eradicating your spider problems in the most cost-effective manner. We make every effort to be with you the same or very next day.
How Can I Prevent Spiders In The Future?
Spiders are difficult to prevent, given their ability to enter the home in a number of different ways. If spiders have infested your property, call Plunkett’s Pest Control as soon as you spot them to prevent a larger spider problem.