Spiders

What are Spiders?

Spiders are one of the most common household pests worldwide. With eight legs, two body regions and three or four pair of eyes these spiders can be seen anywhere. Depending on the type of spider size and color will vary. While most spiders can provide little to no danger to people some spiders such as black widows and/or brown recluse spiders can have poisonous bites that require immediate medical attention.

How Did I Get Spiders In My Home?

Spiders can easily get into a home if there are loose screens and cracks under doors, windows and other openings. While typically spiders are found outside, spiders may move indoors when searching for food, warmth or moisture. Other reasons why spiders may enter a home is the presence of insects and preys. 

Inspection & Treatment

Why spiders tend to stay hidden it is not uncommon to find them hiding in stored boxes, back of closets or in the attic.  A few ways to inspect if you have a spider in your home is by carefully checking undisturbed areas this can include cabinets, behind and under appliances and furniture or other places that are often left undisturbed. Cobwebs will be a clear indication that a spider has been present in the home.  Getting rid of spiders can be a major challenge if an infestation has happened calling an expert like Pest2Kill Exterminating can help eliminate your problem. 

Here are some common spiders you may encounter in New York:

  • Fishing or Nursery Web Spiders

  • Sac Spiders

  • Black & Yellow Garden Spiders

  • Sheet Web Weavers

  • Harvestmen or "daddy-long legs" spiders

  • Funnel web or grass spiders

  • Cellar Spiders

  • American House Spider

  • Nocturnal Orb Weaving Spiders

  • Jumping Spiders

  • Crab Spiders

  • Wolf Spiders

Want to learn more about these individually? Take a look at this brochure from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to learn more.

Pest2Kill Exterminating Company, will inspect and create a thorough pest control plan to help eliminate these for you.

Prevention

Prevention is key when avoiding spiders in your home. While they do provide a form of natural pest control by catching insects in their webs, they can create an infestation. This can cause contamination of food in kitchen or pantries and depending on the type of spider there could be potential health risks. By taking action there are a number of different ways to prevent them from entering. Here are some helpful tips to avoid them:​

  1. Keep garages, attics and basements clean and clutter-free. For the most part, spiders look to live in secluded and undisturbed areas where they can build a web to catch their next meal. This means attics or basements will be their main areas to build a new home. 

  2. Seal any cracks in the walls this also includes damage from hail or mishaps. If there are cables that are going through walls be sure to seal the hole where the cable runs through.

  3. Ensure all windows have screens and repair any screen that is damaged. Having windows without any screen gives many unwanted pests including spiders an open invitation to come in this also includes any screen that is damaged.

  4. Keep your home organized and clear. Creating chaotic piles provides potential shelter for spiders. To prevent spider webs make sure your home is free of spider-friendly clutter inside and out. 

  5. Inspect items such as boxes of decorations and grocery bags before bringing them indoors. Packages that are often left on the front door step give opportunities for spiders and other unwanted pests to crawl onto bags and boxes and be carried inside. Inspect these packages or bags before bringing them in to your home.

Call Pest2Kill Exterminating today to set up a custom plan just for you and help eliminate your spider problem!

Close Up Black & Yellow Garden Spider

Cellar Spider

Close Up Black Widow

Close Up Brown Recluse

Close Up Daddy Long Legs

Close Up Jumping Spider

Close Up House Spider

Close Up Crab Spider

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