Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Your Jackson Home

November 19, 2023

Spiders are arachnids known for their silk-spinning. While they are not technically insects, they can be just as invasive. They are crucial in controlling insect populations and valuable to the Idaho ecosystem. They are also fascinating creatures, with their intricate webs and hunting abilities. Still, while most local species are harmless, a select few, like the black widow and brown recluse, can inflict painful and venomous bites.

In this article from Falls Pest Services, our experts will help you recognize the species that might take over your property and review the many problems they can cause. We will also discuss practical tips and tricks and expert solutions to help keep them at bay. Call us today if you need reliable spider control in Jackson, ID, for year-round protection.

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Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

While there are many types of spiders in Idaho, the following three distinct species are the most likely to take over your property:

  • Hobo spiders: You might mistake them for brown recluse spiders, but they are different. These brown arachnids with chevron-shaped markings on their abdomen typically build funnel-shaped webs in dark corners, especially basements and crawl spaces. Their bites can cause necrotic skin conditions.
  • Wolf spiders: Wolf spiders are larger and typically hairy. You might recognize them by their distinctive eye patterns—two large eyes in the middle and smaller ones surrounding them. They do not build webs. Instead, they actively hunt their prey in gardens and grasslands.
  • Black widow spiders: Black widow spiders are shiny black. They also have a red hourglass marking on the underside of the abdomen. They build irregular webs and prefer to hide in wood piles and sheds. These venomous spiders can inflict painful bites that can require medical help.

Please avoid spiders in your home and avoid provoking them, especially if they are venomous. They can cause multiple issues, from unsightly webs to dangerous bites.

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

Spiders are valuable predators. Still, they can pose several problems in your home. While most common house spiders are harmless to us, some, like the black widow, can deliver venomous bites. Please seek medical help right away if one manages to bite you. 

Also, spider webs can collect dust and be unsightly. You probably have a long list of chores already. A spider infestation will require frequent cleaning and dusting, causing you to work harder than necessary. On top of that, a large spider population can be anxiety-inducing, especially if you are afraid of them.

Remember that spiders often rely on insects, like flies and mosquitoes, to survive. If you are dealing with a significant spider presence, it might indicate an underlying pest problem. Your spider control efforts might only be successful once you eliminate it. 

Practicing preventive measures is the best way to deter spider infestations. Read on for tips and tricks to keep these unwanted guests out of your home.

Preventing Spiders In Your Home: Tips And Tricks

Preventing spiders from invading your home is possible with a proactive approach. Here are some practical tips and tricks you can try today:

  1. Seal gaps and openings. Inspect your home for vulnerabilities spiders could use to enter. Seal them to prevent unwanted guests from entering.
  2. Install screens and door sweeps. Placing screens on open windows and door sweeps on exterior doors to keep spiders out is a very effective pest control strategy.
  3. Maintain your landscaping. Keep your grass short and trim your plants regularly to reduce hiding spots for spiders near your home.
  4. Maintain space between your plants and the foundation to minimize opportunities for spiders to crawl indoors.
  5. Store firewood and trash away. Keep lumber and garbage cans away from the outer walls of your home. They can harbor spiders and provide easy entry points.
  6. Inspect stored items and declutter. Before bringing storage boxes inside, inspect them for spiders or egg sacs. It's an essential precautionary step to prevent hitchhikers. Also, remember that clutter offers hiding places for spiders. Regularly organize your home to eliminate them. Frequent vacuuming can help remove spiders and their webs.

While these measures are often very effective, intruders can still make your home their haven. Falls Pest Services can help eliminate challenging spider infestations and venomous species throughout the seasons.

Professional Spider Control: Expert Solutions For A Web-Free Home

Falls Pest Services can provide expert solutions for a spider-free home year-round. Our licensed technicians have many tools at their disposal, from inspections to identify access points and hiding spots to targeted measures to keep spiders away for good.

Call our experts today if you are ready for long-term prevention and highly effective spider removal strategies. With our help, your home will be safe from unsightly webs. We will also protect your loved ones from painful and dangerous bites. Let's get started.

Falls Pest Services provides quality Jackson spider control you can rely on. Request your free quote today.

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