It seems like no matter how well you run your household, you always end up seeing a spider in the corner somewhere. Does this sound about right? You are not alone.
The fact is that spiders can get through the tiniest cracks in the walls and doorways. They will actually slide into the tiny crevice that exists between the wall and the door when it is shut. Then when someone opens the door they scurry in without anyone seeing them.
There are common house spiders. They are called this because they have prefer to be in an indoor living space away from the elements. They can usually find water and they eat the tiny insects that also manage their way into your home. The older your home is, the more tiny cracks and crevices exist. So, if your home is 30,40 or 50 years old, you have probably had to kill a spider on multiple occasions this year alone.
The actual spider that is referred to as “the common house spider” is yellowish brown with a white abdomen and dark stripes (pictured). But there are many other species of spider that make it into your home that are also referred to as “common house spiders”. Here are some:
Wolf Spider – This dreadful looking large spider is fast and will dash into your home if an opportunity to do so arises. It is a brown with pale stripes or markings. They eat insects and rarely bite humans.
Jumping Spider – This spider is black with pale markings. It usually is found in cracks or underneath furniture. It tries to avoid humans and animals but enjoys daylight so you will run across it from time to time.
Brown Recluse & Black Widow – Unfortunately, these poisonous spiders make it indoors from time to time. Most people are aware of what these two look like. They should be killed with care. You do not want to get bit by one.
Yes. By killing the bugs that spiders feed on, they will have no food source and won’t survive in your home. Plus, the treatment we use actually kills the spiders on the spot. This is important because these spiders mentioned above can lay up to 250 eggs at a time.
If you would like a free quote on eliminating your spider problem, call us today at 1-800-781-PEST (7378)
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