How To Effectively Rid Your Idaho Falls Home Of Spiders

January 15, 2023

Spiders have a reputation for being creepy. Although most are harmless, many people don’t want to see them around their homes. So what do you do if you have an infestation? That’s why Falls Pest Services is here. Our Idaho Falls pest control is designed to protect your home from spiders and other pests.

black widow spider male and female

How Can I Tell What Kind Of Spiders Are In My House?

Many types of spiders appear in Idaho homes. You can usually identify the spider based on its size, coloring, and web.
Black widow spiders have a distinctive red hourglass on the underside of their abdomens. Their webs are irregular and messy. These are the only venomous spiders you’ll find in Idaho Falls. 
Hobo spiders are about an inch to two inches big, including their legs. They are light brown with darker brown stripes down the center of their bodies. Hobo spiders are funnel weavers, which means their webs have funnels on one side.
Wolf spiders can be between a quarter of an inch to just over an inch. They’re hairy and dark brown with paler stripes or other markings. They don’t spin webs to catch prey. Instead, they just run. 
There are a few common signs of spider infestations that you may notice around your home. First, seeing a lot of spiders is an indication that there’s an infestation. Spiders tend to be reclusive pests, meaning they like to hide. If you’re seeing them frequently, there’s likely an infestation. You might also see lots of spider webs around your house, particularly in corners and less-used areas of the home (such as the attic, basement, or closets). 

The Problems Spiders Can Create In Your Home

Spiders are classified as “nuisance pests,” which means they don’t typically cause harm to people or buildings. Black widow spiders are venomous, but they rarely bite humans. Most common house spiders are harmless. However, the webs can be in the way. And even if they won’t hurt you, you may not want lots of spiders crawling around your house. 

What Are Some Ways I Can Keep Spiders Out Of My Home?

The best way to manage a spider infestation is to prevent one from happening in the first place.

  • Reduce clutter and vacuum regularly around your home 

Keeping your home clean and clear eliminates potential hiding spots. These pests hide in secluded areas, so check corners, closets, and cupboards for spiders and webs. Vacuuming regularly can keep the occasional eight-legged visitor from becoming the foundation of a family tree based in your house.

  • Store firewood and other outdoor items away from your house

Firewood, buckets, and other items stored outside can become homes to spiders. Keeping these things at least twenty feet from your house can keep those spiders from moving into your home. 

  • Eliminate potential entry points

Cracks in the walls, poorly fitting doors, and screenless windows can let spiders into your house. Making sure these are closed off can reduce the number of spiders that make their way inside. 

  • Figure out what might be attracting spiders to your home

Most pests come inside homes for a reason, and that reason is usually food. If you’re noticing an abundance of spiders in your home, there’s probably a good food source nearby. Spiders typically eat insects, which means you may have a double infestation. See if you can find what’s keeping the spiders in your house, and you might be able to solve the problem. 
Once the spiders are inside your home, there are a few treatment options. Sticky traps placed near where you’ve seen spiders can help. There are essential oils for spiders that work to repel pests. But in cases of full-blown infestation, it’s best to call in a professional pest control team. 

Professional Pest Control Is The Best Spider Control Solution

The best way to get rid of spiders from your house is to call in a professional company. You don’t need to live with spiders in your home, and you don’t need to handle it all on your own. Falls Pest Services offers spider treatments that we can customize for you. We’ll work to make your Idaho Falls home a spider-free space while prioritizing your safety and comfort. Call us today to learn more about your pest-free future. 

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