What’s creepy, crawly, and has eight legs? Hopefully, it’s just a spider out in your garden, but what if it’s in your house? It’s not uncommon for spiders to turn our homes into theirs. Spiders often enjoy hanging out in areas that are dark, quiet, dry, and free of human activity. For most of us, that’s basements, cellars, attics, and closets.
Luckily, a majority of spiders aren’t dangerous but there’s always a risk and a few species that can cause concern. Between being unsightly or posing a risk, it’s important to call a professional like Critter Wranglers to handle your spider control.
Common House Spiders
- Wolf Spider: This type of spider is usually brown or gray in color as well as hairy. Although they may bite when threatened, their venom is not known to be harmful to humans.
- Black Widow: This venomous spider is black in color and is easily identified by the reddish-brown hourglass pattern on its abdomen. Although a bite from this spider may cause some medical problems and be quite painful, they seldom result in death.
- Cellar Spider: Often found in messy webs around basements or garage ceilings. There is some debate as to this spider’s ability to bite a human as its venom is not toxic enough to produce any ill effects.
- Brown Recluse: This is a small venomous spider that is brown or yellow in color and has a violin pattern on its back with three pairs of eyes. This spider is not as common as most would have you believe and they are elusive by nature. Bites from this spider can become quite serious if left untreated, although most are not.
Signs of a Spider Infestation
You may think it would be obvious to know if you have a spider infestation in your home. But these clever creatures can hide themselves well, so it is important to learn the signs of a starting infestation.
Webs present in the house or near the house
- If you start noticing more spider webs popping up around your home, inside or outside, this is a good indicator that you have some making your house their home.
- Tip: Don’t confuse spider webs with cobwebs. Cobwebs are dusty and weak, meaning spiders have abandoned them.
Egg sacs are small silk spun sacks that look similar to cotton balls.
- If you see egg sacs in your home, it’s essential that you get rid of them as soon as possible. The longer the sac sits, the closer it is to hatching hundreds of spider eggs at once.
- Tip: Call Critter Wranglers for quick and efficient spider control, preventing the infestation before it happens.
Mysterious bites recurring frequently may be a sign that there is a spider infestation.
- Mysterious spider bites are an issue to address quickly as some family members can be allergic to these bites or the venom.
- Tip: Call pest control, like at Critter Wranglers to get the proper spider removal
Although spiders are mostly harmless, it’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to take the risk or host these pesky pests in your home. Watching for the signs mentioned above, you can catch the early signs of an infestation brewing to stop it before it spreads. Spider control can be done quickly and efficiently with the help of Critter Wranglers.
If you suspect you may have a spider infestation, we will help you properly manage these pests with ease so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted or random spider friends moving into your home. Whether it’s a one-time removal or you need a monthly pest control service, we’ve got you covered. With over 35 years of experience, there isn’t a wildlife, rodent, or pest problem we can’t handle. We serve private residents, commercial spaces, and municipal accounts.