Spider Intruders: What Can You Do About Them?

Spiders – those eight-legged roommates that many of us didn’t invite yet find hanging around our homes. It’s a common scenario that often brings discomfort or fear. 

This blog post’ll explore practical tips and friendly solutions for homeowners dealing with spiders in their living spaces. Read on to take action now!

Fighting Common House Spiders

Ever wondered who’s crawling around? The cobweb-spinning artists and stealthy hunters: Spider. They love homes for the same reasons we do: food, warmth, and shelter. Understanding your tiny guests is the first step to evicting them. So before resorting to a shoe, let’s find out what we’re up against.

Traits and Behaviors

House spiders come in various shapes and sizes but share common characteristics. Typically, these critters have eight legs, three or four pairs of eyes, and two body segments – cephalothorax (head) and abdomen. They also produce silk threads, which they use to move around and capture prey.

Here are some common house spiders you might encounter:

  • Cobweb Spiders build webs in corners, windows, and any small spaces. They may have red or brown markings on their bodies.
  • Cellar Spiders, also known as “daddy long-legs,” build webs in dark and damp areas.
  • Jumping Spiders, as the name suggests, these spiders jump on prey. They are usually black or brown with white or orange spots.
  • Wolf Spiders are hunters who do not build webs but chase and pounce on their prey. They have hairy bodies, and some can grow to an impressive size.

Prevention Tips

Spiders are generally harmless but can be a nuisance if left unchecked. Here are some easy steps you can take to prevent spider infestations:

  1. Keep your home clean and clutter-free. Spiders love hiding in piles of clothes, boxes, and other clutter.
  2. Seal any cracks or openings around doors, windows, and pipes where spiders can enter.
  3. Vacuum regularly to remove webs and eggs.
  4. Use essential oils like peppermint or eucalyptus to repel spiders. As a natural deterrent, you can also place chestnuts  in corners.
  5. Remove any food sources for spiders, such as other insects or small prey.

When to Seek Professional Help

Spotting more spiders than you bargained for? Sometimes, DIY solutions aren’t enough, and that’s okay. Recognize when it’s time to call in the experts. Professional spider pest control services can ensure a thorough inspection and targeted action to bid those arachnids farewell.

avoid spiders in your businessWeaving a Web of Home Harmony: Your Spider-Free Haven

No homeowner deserves the stress of feeling invaded by unwanted guests. We understand the unease, and at AAA Pest Exterminators, our pest control services extends to creating a spider-free space you can call home. That’s the aspirational identity our pest control company aims for. 

Contact us today, and one of our professional pest exterminators will be happy to assist you in identifying and addressing any spider intruders in your home. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized plan that fits your unique needs. Let’s weave a web of home harmony together!