Although spiders are known to be the “friendly” insect that eats other unwanted pests, people still don’t want them hanging out in their homes. Although some of these spiders may look frightening, we promise that most of them are harmless, regardless of their creepy demeanor.
In the spirit of the fall season, we bring our clients a look at some of the local spiders who may try to crawl in as the weather cools down.
What Attracts Spiders to a Home?
Spiders love moisture as well as dark, dry places. So, if you have a moist crawl space or lots of air vents in your home, we guarantee those are the first places spiders tend to be attracted to. Aside from protecting themselves from the elements, spiders make nests in people’s homes for other reasons that include:
- Insects already in the home they can prey on
- Easy access areas to your home like garages, cracked windows, mail slots, damage holes created by other pests
Common Spiders Found in the Home
While Texans do get the tarantula or brown recluse in their home every now and then, the truth is that most common spiders in the home aren’t as scary as they sound (or look), but still pose an inconvenience.
All spiders do carry some amount of venom, so even if one is deemed harmless, an infestation is never anything that should be allowed to cohabitate with your family. Here are some of the most common spiders we see and how you can spot them around your home.
Daddy Long Legs
These long-legged spiders tend to make their homes in the dark and damp areas of your property. Look for them in a cellar, basement, crawl space, or even a damp garage.
Due to their habit of not destroying their web after a catch, these spiders tend to create web masses that can get quite messy. Webs and general peskiness are the biggest issues these spiders create. They don’t have fangs large enough to penetrate the human skin, so bites from these pests aren’t a problem.
Orb-weavers are large spiders that have a frightening appearance. However, they aren’t interested in coming into your home to bite you. They are actually prone to hiding away from humans and primarily wait in their web to catch their prey.
House spiders are among the most annoying spiders to have in your home. They are harmless, but love to create webs throughout the home. The mess with house spiders comes with the fact that if a web doesn’t catch any prey, they abandon it and move on to another area of the home.
Also, the female house spider has the capability to reproduce over 4,000 eggs in their lifetime, so it’s easy for one house spider to become a full-blown infestation.
You can find these spiders located near your:
- Light fixtures
- Corners of your windows
How Can Buzz Kill Pest Control Help?
Although we’ve discussed relatively harmless spiders, there is always the chance that a deadly spider like a Black Widow or Texas Recluse could infect your home. Many homeowners find it difficult to tell the difference between a harmless and harmful spider, and that’s why our spider control services are one of the best options for keeping your home purely spider-free.
Keep Your Spiders Outside This Fall With Buzz Kill Pest Control
Don’t let your family fall victim to a potentially threatening spider infestation. Trust Buzz Kill Pest Control to keep your home free of spiders and all other household pests that keep you from enjoying the comfort of your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our team members.