What are spiders?
Spiders are common household pests. They are arachnids with eight legs and usually have eight eyes, but some species have fewer. All spiders have fangs and venom, but only two are dangerous in North America. There are several common species in Michigan:
- Wolf spiders are 1/2 to 2 inches long and gray with dark gray or brown markings. They also have large eyes that reflect light at night.
- Orbit spiders spin circular webs. Their webs look like what we usually think of as spider webs. Depending on the species, they vary in size and appearance.
- Yellow spiders are 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch long with a yellowish-white color.
- Common house spiders are the term used for several small spider species that live almost exclusively indoors. They range in color but are usually brown or black.
Establish routine pest control for your Warren home to keep spiders from invading.
Are spiders dangerous?
In the United States, the two dangerous species are the black widow and brown recluse. While black widows can be found in Michigan, brown recluses are rare. Other than these two species, spiders you will encounter aren't dangerous unless you have an allergy to their venom.
Why do I have a spider problem?
If you see an increase in spider activity in your home, it is likely due to other pests being present. While some spiders, like house spiders, thrive indoors, others don't do well indoors. Some spiders are born inside, while others wander through open doors or windows.
Where will I find spiders?
When spiders make their way into homes, whether they are a species that do well inside or not, they will usually hide in quiet places like under furniture and inside cabinets. Common areas of the house where you may find spiders are basements, garages, sheds, and attics.
How do I get rid of spiders?
Spiders are tricky to get rid of because they don't always infest homes like other pests. Instead, they seem to pop up out of nowhere. With our Macomb County pest control services at Maple Lane Pest Control, you can get spiders out of your house.
Our spider control services start with a thorough exterior inspection. We will remove webs from under faucets, windows, inside garages, under peaks of the house, and other locations. Then we will spray your home's exterior, the garage, and cracks and crevices.
How can I prevent spiders in the future?
To keep spiders out of your home, you want to focus on deterring prey pests. To do this, use the following tips:
- Keep your home and yard clean and clear of clutter to make it easier to clean and reduce harborage areas for pests.
- Keep eating areas clean and clear of food debris.
- Keep outdoor lights off at night when possible to deter pests.
- Address any leaks and other moisture issues.
- Address any entry points like cracks in your foundation or doors and windows that don't have screens or weatherstripping.