What are spiders?

Spiders are eight-legged arthropods belonging to the scientific classification of arachnid. There are many different spiders across North America, and proper spider identification is essential to ensure your property receives the correct spider removal treatments. Spiders have a variety of different patterns, colors, and distinctive features, though all spiders have eight legs, six to eight eyes, fangs, and a spinneret that produces silk.

Common dangerous spiders to look out for include the black widow, brown recluse, and yellow sac spiders. Peeler Environmental can help you ensure these pests are not on your property.

Are spiders dangerous?

Though most common household spiders look more frightening than dangerous, there are a few species of spiders that you should keep an eye out for. The black widow, brown recluse, and yellow sac spider all present serious health risks to humans through their bite; the elderly, children, and those who are immunocompromised may have more serious complications from a bite from one of these spiders.

It's also important to keep in mind that all spiders can trigger allergic reactions with their bites. Symptoms like swelling, excessive pain, and difficulty breathing or swallowing all require immediate medical attention. 

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders around your property are likely to gather as they find easy sources of food, water, and shelter. Pest prey infestations, moisture issues and leaks, unguarded food or trash cans, and secluded or cluttered areas for creating webs are all likely to encourage spider infestations. Keep spiders away by reducing or removing access to these factors.

Where will I find spiders?

Around exterior areas, spiders will likely hide in long grass, piles of debris, near woodpiles, or under the eaves of patios and decks. They may also be around plant pots or other secluded areas. 

Once inside, spiders will hide in the backs of cabinets, attics, basements, storage rooms, or any secluded dark area that provides a safe space to catch food and build their webs.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Get rid of spiders from your property by investing in professional spider removal services. Our team at Peeler Environmental is standing by and ready to help you identify your spider problem and craft a treatment solution that meets your property's specific needs. With our help, you won't need to worry about encountering dangerous spiders or figuring out DIY treatments to remove these pests.

Call us today to get started safeguarding your structure from spiders.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Prevent spider problems in the future by following our expert spider deterrent tips below.

  • Seal any potential spider entry points like the cracks around windows, doors, your foundation, and any utility areas.
  • Make sure window and door screens are unbroken and install weatherstripping to spider-proof indoor areas.
  • Treat spider pest prey infestations with the help of Peeler Environmental to remove spider food sources.
  • Carefully declutter interior areas and sweep away any spider webs you come across to make your property inhospitable.
  • Clear away long grass, overgrown foliage, and piles of debris to stop spiders from hiding in these spaces.
  • Fix leaks and other moisture issues that might be causing pools of excess moisture or damp conditions that attract spiders.

For more information on spider prevention or help with spider control, contact Peel Environmental today.