Most people are fine with a few cobwebs around their gardens. In fact, spiders in the garden are actually helpful when it comes to keeping the pest population down. The problem comes when spiders decide to take up residence indoors that people generally have a problem with. Not only do homeowners not want spiders inside their homes, but sometimes spiders can also infest their outdoor areas like a deck or patio. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about spiders and what you can do about them.
Can Spiders Damage Your House?
To an extent, spiders are simply a part of life. There is no way to completely get rid of them when speaking out outside. When they gravitate to the inside of your home, they become a different kind of problem. Spiders will enter homes to look for food, water and shelter from the outside elements. Of course, it depends on the type of spider you are dealing with, but there is a health and safety risk that can come with certain spider infestations. Aside from health and safety, spiders leave behind a multitude of messy webs that are unsightly as well as irritating. It can leave your home looking messier than it actually is.
How Do I Get Rid of Spiders in My Home?
You can do all sorts of sealing to help limit the number of spiders that are in your house, but if you really want to remove them, you will probably need the help of a pest control company. Spiders can be difficult to remove from the house because they sand up so high on their legs. You need to have pesticide make contact with their bodies to actually kill them. Not only do you need to remove the spiders themselves from your house, but you need to remove their food source as well which are other insects. With a comprehensive pest control plan, you should be able to achieve this.
Most Dangerous Spiders Found in Texas
There are two different spiders that Texas residents should be weary of, black widow and brown recluse. Here is how you can identify these two spiders.
– Black Widow Spider: Usually a black widow is between 1 and 1 ½ inches long and is black. They are most often identified by the red hourglass marking on their underside. These spiders like to be alone and will create their messy webs low to the ground where they won’t likely be bothered.
– Brown Recluse Spider: A smaller spider, the brown recluse is about ¼ to ½ inch long and are a rusty brown color. They are usually identified by the fiddle shaped marking on their back. They usually build their tangled webs extremely low to the ground, and even in the floors of the homes they invade. They, like their name reveals, are very reclusive and will stay away from humans. People are usually bitten when they come into accidental contact with them.