Spider Be Gone: Expert Tips For Effective Spider Control For Your Phoenix Home

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It can be alarming to see a creepy spider slowly crawling across the floor in your home. In Phoenix, only the black widow and the brown recluse spiders are known to have venom that can be dangerous to humans.

Even if you don't have harmful spiders in your home, seeing these creepy arachnids could signify that you have bigger problems in your home. At Overson Pest Control, we can help you figure out why spiders are in your home and get rid of them for good. We are a locally-owned company that has been providing premier pest control in Phoenix for over a decade. We understand how to handle the spiders commonly found in this area.

Spider Behavior: How The Hunt, Feed, And Mate

All the spiders in Phoenix like to eat insects and, occasionally, other spiders. The black widow spider and the daddy longlegs spider are the most common types of spiders in this area that build webs. The black widow spider usually builds its nest close to the ground, while the daddy longlegs tends to build its webs in an elevated corner of a room. They use their sticky webs to catch their prey.

Other spiders, like the wolf spider and the brown recluse spider, don't like to wait for their meals to come to them. Instead, they hide in the shadows of the corners of homes and structures and hunt down various types of insects.

Once a spider invades your home, it may not take long for you to have a spider infestation. Spiders tend to lay a lot of eggs at one time. Some species can lay thousands of eggs at once, while other species will only lay around 100 at one time. They usually put their eggs in a protective sac and either keep the sac attached to their body or deposit it in another secure location.

Seal Cracks And Openings: An Effective Spider Prevention Method

Spiders will find any crack or gap that you may have around your doors, windows, or vents. Sometimes, they can fit into cracks that are only a few centimeters wide. To ensure that spiders don't come into your home, you should seal all cracks around your home. Some other things that you can do to keep spiders out of your home include:

  • Repair any leaky pipes
  • Cut your grass short
  • Don't stack firewood near your home

You should also come up with an insect prevention plan as well. Spiders are known to invade homes that have an insect infestation.

Keep Your Home Clean: Prevent Spiders From Making Your Home Theirs

Spiders don't like to be around people or animals. If your home has plenty of hiding spots, they will be more inclined to stay. To reduce the number of hiding spots in your home, you should remove any old boxes or other objects cluttering your home, garage, or outdoor storage building.

Total Spider Control For Phoenix Homes

Spiders can invade your home all year long in Phoenix. While only some are dangerous, all spiders can signify that you have a bigger problem. If you are seeing spiders around your home, you should have it inspected by an experienced pest control specialist.

At Overson Pest Control, we offer comprehensive spider control solutions that are sure to eliminate any and all spiders from your home. Give us a call today to get your free quote.