Idaho Falls’ Complete Guide To Effective Spider Control

March 15, 2021


Even when they aren’t highly venomous, spiders are creepy and unwanted in homes and businesses. They are also tough to completely prevent because it’s the presence of other pests that draw spiders to your property. Learning how to prevent them and the factors that attract them will help you keep your home free of spiders.

black widow spider crawling in a window

Spiders Common To The Area

Most common invasive spiders aren’t particularly harmful to people or pets. While all spiders have fangs and venom, the vast majority of house spiders are not considered dangerous. That said, there are a couple of species of dangerous venomous spiders that can still invade yards and structures. Here are some of the most important species to be able to identify:

  • Hobo spiders: Also called a “funnel spider” for the shape of their webs, these spiders aren’t dangerous but tend to be much larger than other typical varieties.
  • Brown recluse spiders: They look like other common house spiders but they have a lot more potent venom. Brown recluse spiders can be distinguished by the guitar-shaped marking on their backs.
  • Black widow spiders: One of the few spiders that are almost immediately recognizable, black widows are jet black save for the red markings found on their bellies.

How & Why Spiders Enter Homes

No matter the spider, they all want the same thing: food. But unlike pests that forage around your property for scraps or accessible trash, spiders hunt for their meals. That means that spiders are signs of larger pest infestations since they are only around to stalk other pests that are already there. “But what about the cold?” you might be asking. “Don’t spiders need shelter?” Not really. Spiders have a built-in antifreeze compound in their blood that keeps them from freezing, even while outside during the winter. Because of this, spotting a spider indoors means that other pest populations are drawing them to your property. This is why spider control is really about overall pest prevention, and you shouldn’t wait until you spot a spider before you worry about pest control.

Prevention Tips & Tricks For You

To limit the ways that spiders and other pests are attracted to and get inside of your home, you need to make sure to stay on top of a lot of different factors. Here are some of the most important ones to address:

  • Food storage: Spiders won’t raid your pantry for crumbs or food sources, but other bugs will, and spiders will follow. Proper food storage and deep cleaning are important.
  • Trash storage: You also need to make sure that your trash bins aren’t accessible, and that food waste is properly disposed of.
  • Crack sealing: Even tiny cracks or holes in your exterior walls and foundation can provide a way inside for pests. Regularly check for and repair any that you find.
  • Landscaping: All kinds of pests will be attracted to overgrown areas or piles of debris, especially spiders. That’s why you need to keep your yard trimmed and clear of leaves or other piles.

The Best Pest Protection From Falls Pest Services

To truly address all the many things you must keep up on to keep spiders out, you shouldn’t do it all yourself. Instead, contact the professionals at Falls Pest Services, where we know how to keep spiders and the pests that attract them away from your property. Let us schedule an inspection today, so we can get to work on identifying the access points and attractants that make your yard a target. Even if you don’t think you already have a pest problem, it’s better to have an expert judge your level of risk than to wait until a problem is noticeable to act. If spiders are already there, only professional treatments can completely eliminate the spider, eggs, and other pests that contribute to the infestation. Call or visit Falls Pest Services online today to get started on proper protection from pests.




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