Finding one spider in your home can be annoying; finding so many that you don’t know what to do with them is another matter entirely. You need professional treatments if you think there might be a spider infestation in your home. Peeler Environmental provides pest control in Concord, North Carolina, to keep spiders out of your home.

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

There are many different types of spiders in Concord. For the most part, you can identify different species by their coloring, markings, or web style. For example, orb weaver spiders spin circular webs. Cellar spider webs are loose and messy. Wolf spiders don’t spin webs at all but are a mottled brown color to camouflage as they run after their prey.

Concord has two types of venomous spiders: black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. Black widows are easily identified by the vibrant red hourglass on the underside of the abdomen. They like to hang upside down in their webs. Brown recluse spiders have a dark violin-shaped marking on their backs. They tend to avoid people, living up to their title of “recluse.”

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

Some spiders are dangerous. Black widow and brown recluse spider bites can be harmful, especially if not treated properly. Other spiders also bite, especially if they feel threatened. These will usually only cause mild reactions and often heal on their own.

A spider infestation can be an indicator of other pest problems. Spiders eat insects and other arachnids. If there are a lot of spiders in your house, they need to be eating something. Another pest infestation, such as flies or ants, could be feeding and attracting spiders to your home.

Other than the potential for bites, spiders are nuisance pests. Their webs might get in your way, and a sudden spider appearance can be surprising or even distressing, but most spiders are not harmful and don’t cause major problems.

Preventing Spiders From Coming Inside: Effective Prevention Techniques

If you want to keep spiders out of your house, there are a few things you can try. Just remember that sometimes, spiders get inside. One or two at a time isn’t really cause for concern. You can avoid infestations with these spider prevention tips.

  • Seal any cracks or holes in the walls to eliminate entry points.
  • Keep firewood and yard debris away from your house.
  • Reduce clutter around your home to minimize hiding spots.
  • Address other pest problems.

Spiders can easily crawl through small holes in the walls of your house. Sealing over these openings can help keep spiders out. It’s also important to keep potential harborage sites—like woodpiles and yard debris—away from your house so spiders aren’t as able to move from the outside to the inside. House clutter can provide hiding places for spiders. Minimize clutter around the home so spiders don’t have anywhere to go. Addressing pest problems eliminates food sources for spiders.

A spider infestation can be difficult to deal with. A professional pest control company near you can help keep spiders out of your house.

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

Peeler Environmental provides local spider control for Concord homes. We offer full dewebbing treatments around your home, including in crawl spaces, garages, and around the foundation. We’ll also target other areas of concern around your home. Our initial service is like putting a barrier around your house. It will help keep spiders out of your house so you can avoid infestations.

Call Peeler Environmental today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Concord.