Spider Identification & Prevention

Spider Identification & Prevention

spider on a wall in a home

Contrary to popular opinion, most spiders are more of a nuisance than dangerous. You can find out why spiders aren't as dangerous as most people think and much more below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Although we refer to spiders as bugs, they are not true bugs but arachnids like ticks, scorpions, and mites.

Most of the spiders you will experience in your home are called house spiders. House spiders are not one species, but rather many small species that live indoors and rarely, if ever, make their way outside. 

You may disagree, but having spiders on your Atlanta, GA or Southeast, FL, property is beneficial because they help control populations of other pests. However, this doesn't mean spiders should be living in or around your Atlanta home in excess.

Are spiders dangerous?

As previously stated, spiders are not as dangerous as most people think. House spiders and most species that live outside are nuisance pests, which means they do not threaten people's health. But there are two species, the black widow and brown recluse, that are medically dangerous. Both of these species inhabit our areas of Atlanta, GA or Southeast, FL, so you should familiarize yourself with them and their appearance.

Please remember that some people and animals can have allergic reactions to any type of spider, so it's essential to monitor any bite.

Why do I have a spider problem?

As predators, spiders construct webs or actively hunt for prey, depending on the species. And even though people benefit from these eight-legged pest control pros, this is also the reason we usually experience problems with them. 

If you see many spiders in your home or on your property, there are other pests present that are attracting them.

Where will I find spiders?

Most spiders are shy, choosing to run away when they see you rather than defend themselves. Because of this, they usually live in lightly-trafficked areas in a home, such as wall and ceiling junctions, underneath furniture, inside cabinets and closets, and window frames. 

How do I get rid of spiders?

The best thing to do for issues with spiders is to contact pest control professionals, as there are likely other critters that you need to address.

At Squash A Bug Pest Control, we offer 100% guarantee services to ensure your pest problems are taken care of. Here is a look at how we can help you:

  • One of our service techs will inspect your home's interior, garage, exterior, and yard to identify pests and why they might be attracted to your property.
  • They will sweep eaves, overhangs, entryways, windows, overhangs, sheds, and fences to remove spider webs and wasp nests.
  • Depending on your pest control needs, they will perform the necessary treatments.

After the initial service, we will treat the exterior and yard during each follow-up visit and the interior and garage as needed. Contact Squash A Bug Pest Control for more information about how we can create a protective pest barrier around your home.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

The most effective way to keep spiders away from your house is with ongoing pest control from trusted experts. But even with these services, you should still use these tips to make your property less attractive to spiders by deterring prey pests:

  • Keep your home decluttered, making it easier to clean and remove crumbs and food debris.
  • Store food in sealed containers.
  • Use garbage cans with a lid.
  • Vacuum regularly.
  • Reduce moisture inside your home with humidifiers.
  • Keep your yard clear of organic debris. 
  • Check for damaged screens, missing weatherstripping, and gaps around windows and doors.

If you find yourself with an infestation of spiders on your property, call Squash A Bug Pest Control today!

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