What To Do About Spider Webs Around Your Property In Queen Creek

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Queen Creek, Arizona, has been designated as "One of America's Friendliest Cities." The community is constantly changing; it has small-town values and country friendliness. While the town is all about the conveniences of a modern city, it hasn't lost its country comfort vibe. With residents being so inviting, spiders in Queen Creek may scurry across your welcome mat right into your property.

How To Identify Three Spiders Common In Queen Creek

If spiders live in a king's palace, it's no surprise that spiders in Queen Creek abound. There are multiple species of arachnids "hanging" about in Queen Creek properties.

Three common spiders in Queen Creek are as follows:

  1. House spiders are yellowish-brown; their abdomen is dirty-white, and they have multiple dark stripes that meet at an angle. Females grow from 3/16 to 5/16 inches, and males range from 1/8 to 3/16 inches. Their abdomens are elongated, and they have eight legs.
  2. Black widow spiders are shiny black (like coal). They have the famous red hourglass on their abdomen. They range from 1½ inch to 1 3/8 inches long; their bodies are round with eight legs supporting them.
  3. Brown recluse spiders are tan to dark brown and have a distinctive dark fiddle-shaped mark on their back. Measuring between ¼ inch to ½ inch, it has a rounded shape and eight legs.

What Everybody Should Know About Queen Creek Spider Webs

The best lace makers can't rival the intricate patterns spiders make when they create their webs. Not only are they a work of art, but they are also solid and deadly. You can tell a lot about a spider species by the webs they create.

Webs created by household spiders include:

  • House spiders in Queen Creek have tangled (messy) webs. Found in places like corners of closets, corners of window frames, under furniture, and basements, they wait on webs with their legs pulled up until some unsuspecting victim disturbs its web.
  • Black widows spin irregular webs, usually at ground level. You generally find these webs in places that are dry, such as cluttered areas, crawl spaces, basements, and garages. They hang upside down on their web to wait for prey.
  • Brown recluse females spin irregular webs in quiet and undisturbed areas; they like basements, attics, and garages. Their web is a haven of rest instead of a place to catch prey.

What Is The Best Way To Prevent Spiders In Your Queen Creek Property?

If you see lots of webs, then you have lots of nasty spiders. Spiders live in nearly every habitat, and while they may be vital to the ecosystem, property owners don't want them within their buildings.

Five ways to prevent household spiders from "hanging out" inside include:

  1. Remove potential nesting areas outside your home (rock piles, high weeds and grasses, woodpiles, and lumber stacks).
  2. Close up openings around the outside of your home.
  3. Place weather stripping at the bottom of doors.
  4. Clean and move stored items.
  5. Use muted lighting (sodium vapor) outside since bright lights attract flying insects that spiders find yummy.

The Secret To Spider Prevention In Queen Creek, Arizona

When female spiders have the capability of laying up to 3,000 eggs at one time, infestations can get out of hand quickly. Canopy Pest Control knows all about spiders and is ready and willing to advise and assist with your common spider issues. As a company, we want you to "come under our canopy" because we've got you covered. Call Canopy Pest Control today to find out all about spiders and the best way to keep spiders away from your property.