Why Spiders Come Into Queen Creek Homes

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black widow spider on a web

Spiders are intimidating. They have really long legs and a plethora of glossy eyes. Many can dart off or leap over distances. The majority spin nasty webs that are awfully easy to miss and step into. The feature that worries most people is the fangs. Should they bite you, you could be exposed to venom.

Given all of this, Queen Creek homeowners have a vested interest in keeping spiders away. The first step in this process is figuring out why and how these arachnids show up. Black widows and brown recluses are among the most dangerous species in the world, and they happen to be local. Get the scoop on the spiders and how you can stop them with Canopy Pest Control.

What Spiders Are Common in Queen Creek? What Are the Dangers?

Once more, black widow and brown recluse spiders are known to be in the region. It’s all in a name with black widows, as they truly have black skin. Their gleaming bodies are 0.12 of an inch long at the smallest. Females have the potential to be a maximum size of 0.51 of an inch long, while the males cap at 0.39 of an inch. A red hourglass shape decorates their abdomens. The good news is these creatures spend most of their time outdoors, building nests in organic matter, wood, and grass. The bad news is that they'll come inside your home if they are low on food sources or the weather becomes uncomfortable. Dark and quiet spots where they won’t be bothered are where they will go. For instance, a garage, basement, or closet. Neurotoxins are in their venom, so don’t provoke them. Black widows consume grasshoppers, flies, ants, and other insects, so you may have a general pest problem. 
The name says it all for brown recluses as well. They are brown or tan and can be 0.50 of an inch long. On their abdomens is a figure that will remind you of a violin. Their legs are quite lengthy and slim. Quick movement is something they have a reputation for. Akin to black widows, these spiders chew up insects and settle in organic debris. Also, they too favor dim spaces with low-traffic. Lookout when you’re in the shed, attic, or cellar. Be alert when reaching into cabinets and crawlspaces. These spiders multiply in the blink of an eye. If bitten, you’ll likely develop skin lesions, nausea, and perhaps a fever. Additional important details about these spiders are:

  • Seek immediate medical attention for their bites.  
  • They are most active at night. 
  • Infestation signs include seeing the bugs or their webs. The sloppy masses will be around furniture, floor corners, and firewood.

What Are Ways to Prevent Queen Creek Spiders?

Perform the following tasks to prevent a spider invasion:  

  • Close crevices in doors, windows, and foundations. 
  • Check the door sweeps and screens to make sure they are intact. 
  • Have all leaks and moisture defects repaired. 
  • Control the warmth with a dehumidifier. 
  • Use secure containers for all food and garbage. 
  • Clean up any webs you see.
  • Vacuum, sweep, and dust routinely. 
  • Reduce the amount of clutter. 
  • Regularly cut grass, trim greenery, and get rid of lawn debris.
  • Place plants and woodpiles at least two feet from your property. 
  • Examine storage items and logs before using them. 
  • Call Canopy Pest Control if you have critters spiders eat.  

How Will Canopy Pest Control Handle Queen Creek Spiders?

We at Canopy Pest Control prioritize both safety and efficiency with our spider extermination practices. Our expert technicians will use potent treatments that are gentle on the environment, which will pose no threat to humans or domestic animals. Our reasonable prices and high-quality services are guaranteed. Call us at Canopy Pest Control today!