The last thing that any homeowner what to have in their home is a venomous spider. Even a regular old house spider is enough to send some people screaming. When you throw a poisonous bite in there with it, most people are heading for the hills. If you talk to most homeowners, they would love nothing more than to know for a surety that there are no venomous spiders on their property. Effective Pest Services is here to share some tips to help ensure you don’t have venomous spiders thriving in your home or on your property.
How Do You Know if a Spider is Venomous?
It is important to know how venomous spiders behave if you wish to keep them out of your home. After all, they do things a little differently than most harmless spiders. For one, they are much more reclusive than house spiders. They will usually be found in places that are likely to be undisturbed. Common places that you would find them would be in basements, attics and sheds. Most of the time, when they bite humans, it is because the spider felt threatened as their venom is usually used capturing and subduing their prey. Another thing to remember about venomous spiders is that they will usually have distinctive markings on their bodies that set them apart from other harmless spiders. For instance, black widow spiders will have a dark black body with a bright red hourglass marking on the abdomen. Brown recluse spiders have a fiddle shaped mark on their bodies as well.
How Do You Keep Venomous Spiders Away?
Because of the risk that a bite from a venomous spider poses to yourself and those you love, it should be a priority to keep them out of your home. Here are some tips and tricks that can be helpful when this is your goal:
– Use caulking & weather stripping to seal any cracks or gaps that could allow spiders to get into your home.
– They to keep your attics, basements and sheds clutter free since these spiders thrive in places where they feel are undisturbed.
– Keep your landscaping cleaned and trimmed. Avoid clusters of dead leaves and debris that they can hide in.
– Make sure all the screens on your doors and windows are in good shape. If they have any tears or holes, replace them so that spiders can‘t get into your house.
– Be sure that you aren’t housing any insects that are often the prey of these spiders. When you keep the insect population down in your home, you will naturally have a smaller spider population and that includes venomous spiders.
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If you have found venomous spiders or any other spider species in or around your home, you can turn to the pest professionals at Effective Pest Services to help you get rid of them for good. We will help keep your home spider free. Call us today!