What are spiders?
Spiders are beneficial to people and the ecosystem by helping to control populations of nuisance insects. However, spiders can easily become a nuisance when they decide to move into our outdoor spaces in large numbers or become our uninvited roommates.
The common house spider is the species most likely to make its way into our homes and stay for the long haul. Common house spiders are also the spiders that cause unsightly messes throughout our homes as they build and abandon the webs they build to catch their insect prey.
Are spiders dangerous?
Most of the spiders you’ll come across in Texas are harmless, but it is important to know that we have two species of dangerous spiders living in our area. The black widow spider and the brown recluse spider; a bite from either could produce serious symptoms that require medical attention. Luckily though, these spiders aren’t lurking around every corner, and bites from either are rare.
Spiders, even those with venom powerful to harm us, want nothing to do with people. Bites from spiders are usually accidental. Doing things like getting into bed, getting dressed, reaching into a storage box, or gardening can put you into unintentional contact with a hiding spider, whose only means of defense is to bite.
Why do I have a spider problem?
Spiders are predators that prefer to live outside to be near their insect prey. Outdoor areas like our yards, wooded areas, meadows, and fields are some of their preferred habitats.
The most likely reason spiders have moved from your yard and into your home is that they needed to expand their hunting territory. If their prey outside becomes scarce or moves indoors, spiders adapt and move inside, searching for insects to feed on. The more spiders you have living in your yard, the more likely they will eventually end up in your house.
Once spiders move indoors and there are insects for them to hunt, they often decide to stay. After making themselves comfortable, they will start breeding, and you will see more and more spiders in your Texas home.
Where will I find spiders?
Spiders live in areas that provide them with shelter and easy access to their insect prey. Our homes, gardens, trees, and landscaping plants give these critters a suitable place to live, feed, and breed.
Knowing where spiders like to hide in your home will allow you to regularly inspect those areas and get help with a spider infestation sooner rather than later.
- Corners around windows and doors
- Crawl spaces and attics
- Space under furniture
- Around light fixtures
- In closets and other dark, quiet storage spaces
- Within bedding, folded linens, and stored clothing
How do I get rid of spiders?
If spiders are taking over your Seguin area yard or home, contacting a professional is the fastest and safest way to remove the spiders and the insects they use as a food source. At Daniel Pest Control, we are committed to meeting each of our customer’s unique needs. Our knowledgeable pest control professionals will develop a treatment plan specific to your property using the latest home pest control techniques and performing a thorough interior and exterior inspection. We will work around your budget and schedule to ensure that your Texas home becomes and stays free of spiders and other common household pests.
Contact us today to learn more about our 100% guaranteed residential or commercial pest control services!
How can I prevent spiders in the future?
Keeping spiders off your property and out of your home can be difficult, but there are some things you can do to deter them from your home and property!
To keep spiders from finding their way into your home, take the following steps:
- Seal as many entry points in the exterior of your home as possible
- Caulk cracks and crevices in the foundation and exterior walls of your home
- Make sure all of your window and door screens are intact
- Place weather stripping around all exterior windows and doors
- Situate gardens and wood piles a distance away from the outside of your home
- Repair clogged gutters and leaky fixtures that can provide spiders with a water source
For more information on our spider control services, give the professionals here at Daniel Pest Control a call at (803) 557-3471!