Spider Identification & Prevention

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What are spiders?

Spiders are eight-legged arthropods that belong to the scientific classification of arachnid. Though most types of spiders differ greatly in appearance, every species has fangs used to inject venom, a spinneret for releasing silk, and six to eight eyes. And while there are many different spider species identified today, only a handful of spider types are commonly seen around human structures. 

Spider species you need to look out for in our area include the black widow spider, brown recluse spider, wolf spider, and cellar spider. While the wolf and cellar spider species are considered generally harmless spiders, caution is necessary around the black widow and brown recluse.

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Are spiders dangerous?

Most common house spiders you run into around your property are unlikely to be particularly dangerous outside of being frightening or delivering an itchy bite. However, black widow and brown recluse spiders are medically dangerous. These spiders can deliver bites that result in serious symptoms such as pain, swelling, nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, or even fatalities in certain vulnerable individuals.

You should also note that all spider bites can trigger allergic reactions, and you should meet symptoms like difficulty breathing or swallowing with immediate medical attention.

Why do I have a spider problem?

If you notice an increase in spiders around your property, you likely have several factors attracting these pests, such as easy access to pest prey food sources, excess moisture, and secluded areas to build webs. An essential part of defeating spider problems is eliminating the factors that draw this pest to your property in the first place.

Where will I find spiders?

Outside, spiders can be found building their nests under patios and decks, near potted plants, around woodpiles, or hiding around long grass and piles of debris. Once they invade interior spaces, spiders gravitate to more secluded areas like basements, garages, attics, storage rooms, cabinets, kitchens, and bathrooms.

How do I get rid of spiders?

You can easily get rid of spiders by contacting Terra Pest Management Specialists when you find these insects invading your property. Our pest specialists will inspect your property for major spider problems and provide you with customized solutions that will remove all traces of spiders. Request your free estimate today to get started with expert spider removal solutions for your home or business.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Stop spider problems from occurring in the future by putting our expert spider prevention tips in place around your property.

  • Clear outdoor spider harborage areas like long grass, piles of debris, and woodpiles to stop these pests from hiding around your property.
  • Address pest prey problems with the help of Terra Pest Management Specialists to remove easy spider food sources.
  • Seal up any cracks around windows, doors, and your property’s foundation so spiders can’t easily slip inside.
  • Install window and door screens in addition to weatherstripping to totally spider and pest-proof your property’s interior spaces.
  • Fix moisture issues that might contribute to the humid or damp conditions that lure some spiders.

Contact Terra Pest Management Specialists today for further assistance in defeating spider infestations or advice on how to keep spiders away from your business or home for good.

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