How Queen Creek Homeowners Can Prevent Spiders

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Spiders are one pest that many homeowners dread seeing around their homes. Many types of spiders are around this area. And while most of them are harmless, seeing any species of spider in your home could be a sign that there is trouble somewhere on your property. 

At Canopy Pest Control, our spider exterminators in Queen Creek can get to the bottom of your arachnid infestation. We know what to look for when inspecting a spider infestation, and we know how to make sure that these creatures are not attracted to your Queen Creek home.

What Types Of Spiders Live Around Queen Creek?

Several spiders are around Queen Creek. But the two most common types of spiders you will likely find around your home are the wolf spider and the black widow spider. 

The wolf spider looks scary, is considered non venomous, and is not usually aggressive towards people. While they are avid hunters and will often attack and eat various insects and small animals, they are known to be somewhat docile when they get around humans and their pets. Wolf spiders can measure from ¼ of an inch to 1 ⅜ of an inch. Fine hairs cover their bodies; they are dark brown with tan and yellow markings. 

The black widow is a type of spider that doesn't look that intimidating but is venomous and considered dangerous to humans. It usually measures around 1 ½ inches long and has a black and shiny body. Its abdomen is round and much larger than its head. On its underside, you can find a bright red marking shaped like an hourglass. If a brown recluse bites you, you may notice muscle aches, fever, itchy rash, nausea, and weakness. The symptoms will usually show up within eight hours of receiving the bite.

Even if you see non venomous spiders in your home, you should still consult a spider exterminator near you. A professional can help to determine why the spiders are choosing your home to live in. 

What Attracts Spiders To Certain Properties?

Spiders like moist and dark areas; if you have a humid basement or a leaky pipe under your sink, there is a good chance that you will find spiders inside your home. Most spiders are carnivores that prefer to eat insects, like beetles, roaches, flies, and other small animals. Some spiders are also known to eat other spiders. 

If you have an insect infestation in your home, you could be attracting spiders to your home. A pest control specialist that also provides professional spider control can help eliminate any type of infestation you have in your home. 

Five Essential Tips To Minimize Your Risk For Spider Activity

At Canopy Pest Control, our spider control technicians have seen spiders invade homes for a number of reasons. Some things that you can do to prevent spiders from coming into your home include:

  • Make sure your home is well-ventilated, and fix any moisture issues you may have as soon as possible.
  • Have your home inspected for other insects to ensure you don't already have a pest infestation. 
  • Seal small crevices and gaps around the pipes, cables, and other areas of your home. 
  • Don't stack firewood close to your home, and remove any debris in your yard.
  • Eliminate any clutter inside your home to limit the number of hiding spots the spider has. 

If you do see a spider inside your home, you should call a professional spider removal service as soon as possible to ensure that no dangerous spiders are lurking around your home. 

Call Queen Creek's Pest Experts If Spiders Are Active Around Your Home

Call the Canopy Pest Control professionals if you are seeing spiders in your home. Our Queen Creek home pest control can help to eliminate any spider from your home and property.