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Why Spiders Invade Warren Homes And How To Keep Them Out

August 14, 2022 - Spiders

No one likes to walk down the hallway of their home and see a big spider on the floor. Instantly, you begin to think, "I don't want that thing running across me while I sleep!" Hurriedly, you run to grab a shoe so you can quickly kill the unwanted guest. If you see spiders in your home, you need the Warren pest control company of Maple Lane Pest Control to come to the rescue. We will solve your spider problems.

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

The types of spiders in the Warren area include the following:

  • Wolf Spiders: The hairy body of a wolf spider is dark grey, brown or black and has a distinctive marking on the back. These eight-legged arachnids have large eyes and are 1/2 to 2 inches long. 
  • Orb Weave Spiders: Body colors and sizes vary between the almost 180 varieties of orb spiders found in the United States. The main characteristic of these spiders is the perfectly round webs they weave. 
  • Yellow Spiders: The legs of yellow spiders are reddish-brown at the base and black at the tips. The females have a black abdomen with blotches of bright yellow. The females are more colorful and are larger than the males. 
  • Common Household Spiders: These arachnids live inside homes, have brown or black bodies, and are smaller than yellow or wolf spiders.

None of these Michigan house spiders produce venom harmful to humans. Most of the spiders in Warren, except the wolf spider, build webs to catch prey.

How Spiders Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Spiders found in homes like to live in undisturbed, dark, sheltered, and secluded spaces, and homes provide these amenities. Spiders typically find their way into houses through cracks and crevices in walls, roofs, and flooring. Openings to the house can be in gaps beneath doors, in the wood window and door frames, through opened garages, and from trees touching the roof. 

Spiders are attracted to homes due to the presence of insects like moths. Porch lights can draw bugs which, in turn, attract spiders who are looking for a meal. Spiders prefer a warm environment, so once they are on your porch or deck, they will want to move to the warm interior through cracks in a door sweep, screenless cracked window, or under holes under eaves. 

Five No-Sweat Spider Prevention Tips For Around The House

Although the spiders in Warren will not cause serious health issues, you still do not want them in your house. Here are five easy ways to get rid of spiders in your house:

  1. Remove paper and box clutter from garages, basements, and attics. 
  2. Pick up clothing off of the floor.
  3. Seal cracks around the home.
  4. Use LED or bug repellant lights for exterior lighting.
  5. Repair holes in screens. 

By minimizing attractions to the house and entry points into the home, you can keep the spider population in and around your house under control.

Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control

Although the tips shared above are needed and beneficial, they will not eliminate your spider problem. When spiders move into your home, they lay eggs and begin to reproduce. Unless you destroy their eggs, you will continue to have an infestation of spiders.

The best way to prevent spiders in your Warren home is to use our team at Maple Lane Pest Control. Our team of licensed professionals uses environmentally safe and effective treatments that will destroy the spiders and their eggs. Reach out to us today and let us solve your spider situation. 

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