Pest Control Questions about Spiders Answered

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Let’s be honest; there are many insects that we can handle invading our home…but spiders are the worst! In all reality, most spiders are completely harmless. There are 43,000 different spider species in the world, and less than 30 are considered dangerous. That doesn’t change the fact that the majority of us will scream in terror when we find one perched in our shower or scuttling along the wall. Today, we are going to answer your commonly asked questions about spiders in concern to pest control.

1. What spiders are dangerous?

There are two deadly spiders in the USA that may grace your home or garden, including the brown recluse and the black widow. Other spiders can deliver toxic and painful bites, but they are not considered deadly unless you are allergic; these spiders include the hobo spider, mouse spider, the black house spider, and the wolf spider.

If any of these spiders bites you, it is recommended that you immediately head to the ER. While the hobo, mouse, black house, and wolf spiders generally aren’t deadly, if it is your first time getting bit by one, it is better to be safe in case you have an allergic reaction.

It is also recommended to learn how to identify dangerous spiders as well as teach your family and children.

2. How can I prevent spider infestations?

Many spiders enjoy hiding out in dark, small, or cluttered spaces. You can prevent spider infestations from occurring by:

– Sealing cracks and crevice entry points to the home.
– Seal up pipe openings or anything else that they would sneak through.
– Maintaining a clutter-free garage, attic, and basement.
– Frequently washing your curtains (do not press them against your body in case a spider is hiding inside)
– Cutting back tree branches and shrubs away from your home.
– Cleaning your gutters.
– Keeping woodpiles away from the house.
– Frequently pressuring washing the outside of your house.

3. What do I do if I have a spider infestation?

Sadly, once you have them, they can be hard to eliminate depending on the species. While small, harmless spiders can be manually caught, vacuumed up, or washed away, that won’t work for your scarier spiders. Trained professionals should only remove spiders like the brown recluse or the black widow as you don’t want to accidentally get bit in the process.

Home treatments for these spiders are intensive and should be handled only by highly trained and trusted pest control service. If you spot a deadly spider in your home, remove your family, children, and pets from the area, and then call your pest control company. They will walk you through the next few steps and your available options.

Here at Reliable Pest, our highly trained professionals are ready and able to help rid your home of spiders or any other infestation. Give us a call today on your available options and a quote.

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