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Why Do I Have A Spider Problem In My Home?

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They're small, stealthy, and at times quite frightening. So how can you keep spiders out of your home and your life? Below you'll find a primer on the types of spiders that sometimes find their way into our homes, why they enter, and how to give them the boot. Read on to learn more, and reach out to Miche Pest Control for all your pest control needs!

Common Species Of Spiders Found In My House

There are over 3,000 different types of spiders local to the United States. Here are the ones you'll most likely find lurking inside your home:

  • House spiders: These tiny yellowish spiders are the most commonly found in the country. Common household spiders are not a direct threat to humans but a nuisance. 
  • Wolf spiders: These strange spiders don't weave webs to catch prey. Instead, they hide in holes and other small openings and wait in ambush. 
  • Orb-weaver spiders: This family of spiders spins the intricate spiral webs made famous in popular culture. They have brightly colored exteriors.
  • Black widow spiders: One of the famous dangerous spiders in North America. The shiny black spider hides in nooks and crannies. Its venom can be fatal but is treatable. 

These are just some of the more famous spiders in the country, but there are plenty more lurking around. If you're struggling to identify a spider you found in your home, give us a call. One of our technicians will inspect and get to the bottom of your spider problem.

What It Means If You're Seeing Spiders In Your Home

Why do spiders enter our homes? In most instances, they are hunting other pests in your home. Spiders, like other insects, usually wander inside because we provide easy access to something they need to survive, like food or water. 

However, just because spiders eat other insects doesn't mean you should leave them be. Though many spiders won't seek out or prey on humans, they can still attack if they feel threatened. Call us today to talk about our comprehensive spider and web removal services. All of our treatments are EPA-registered. 

Effective Spider Prevention Tips For Your Home

Whether you're currently pest-free or living with an infestation, it's never too late to learn how to keep spiders away from your home. Many of these measures focus on eliminating entryways and factors that attract other insects. So look over this list and consider what you can do around your home:

  • Install door sweeps to block the gap beneath your door
  • Repair torn window screens
  • Use trash cans that can seal tightly to keep pests out
  • Sweep your floor every day to remove fallen crumbs
  • Address moisture issues around your property
  • Keep all your food (including pet food) sealed when you aren't eating
  • Turn out the lights in rooms you aren't in to avoid luring prey insects 

Our team can recommend ways to keep spiders from setting foot in your living space. Our experts will work side-by-side with you to pest-proof your home.

The Most Effective Spider Control With Professional Pest Control

Just because you see one spider doesn't mean it was alone. When it comes to getting rid of these pests, you must eliminate the entirety of the infestation, including the eggs. The best way to achieve this goal is through professional expertise.

Since our founding in 2019, Miche Pest Control has garnered awards and rave reviews for our efficient pest control services and unparalleled dedication to customer satisfaction. We want to show you what quality local pest control is all about. Reach out to us today for an estimate and to schedule an inspection. You'll be glad you did!