Spider Pest Control
How to Get Rid of Spiders
Spiders are common household pests, but that doesn’t make them any less unwanted for many home and business owners. And with more than 49,000 spider species worldwide and an estimated 4,000 in North America alone, you’re bound to come across them regularly. While most species aren’t dangerous to humans, there are some to watch out for.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to identify common spiders, prevent them from invading your home, and determine whether you have a possible infestation.
What Attracts Spiders?
Spiders are attracted to clutter since it offers ideal hiding spots to build webs and hide. Keep your home organized, clean, and free of clutter to prevent spiders from nesting indoors, and remove debris piles outside regularly.
As with all pests, spiders are attracted to food sources, so the more mosquitoes, flies, moths, and crickets in your house, the more appealing it is to spiders. If you’re dealing with an insect problem, a spider problem may not be too far off. Get rid of insect problems quickly by contacting a pest control professional.
Signs of a Spider Infestation
While not all spiders spin webs, seeing webs around your doors or windows is a strong indicator that spiders are inside your home. Some spiders also abandon their old webs to build new ones, so make note of whether you’re seeing an increasing number of webs around your home.
Spiders produce egg sacs that contain hundreds of unhatched eggs. An egg sac looks like a tiny ball of silk when intact. Egg sacs indicate that spiders are actively nesting within your home.
Seeing large numbers of spiders crawling around the house is the most obvious sign of an infestation. Spiders can produce hundreds of young in a matter of weeks, which is why it’s important to act quickly to remove them.