How To Identify And Get Rid Of Dangerous Spiders In Your Home
February 17, 2023 - Spiders
It’s bad enough having a phobia of harmless spiders, but when you have dangerous ones building webs in your basement or crawling through your yard, that raises the fear factor to a level off the charts.
Fortunately, Miche Pest Control provides the most effective pest control to wipe out dangerous spiders from your property to keep you and your family safe and comfortable. Read on to learn more about harmful arachnids and what you can do to prevent them from invading your residence.
How To Identify Dangerous Spiders
Of the two most dangerous spiders in North America, the brown recluse and the black widow. Most people readily recognize this type of spider by its smooth and shiny black body stamped with that signature bright red hourglass pattern on its abdomen. These spiders can be found hanging out on their webs at night and hiding in the daytime. If you catch a glimpse of a black widow, do not approach it. Instead, contact Miche Pest Control for further assistance.
The Symptoms Of A Dangerous Spider’s Bite
The black widow is the only spider that can be dangerous to people. Although these spiders can bite you if they’re provoked, feel threatened, or startled, they’re not known to attack humans at random aggressively. A person can get bitten by simply putting on a piece of clothing that a spider hides inside. Symptoms of black widow bites vary among people, but common reactions include dizziness, nausea, swelling, sharp pain, and muscle cramps.
In rare cases, some people experience pain that mimics a heart attack or appendicitis. Some have reported trouble breathing. If you experience extreme or prolonged symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Six Practical Tips To Prevent Future Dangerous Spider Infestations
No homeowner ever expects to deal with a spider infestation, especially of the dangerous variety. Reducing spider sightings is simple once you understand what’s attracting them in the first place. As with most pests, spiders constantly search for their essential elements: food, water, and shelter. You can drastically reduce their numbers by following the six easy tips below:
- Suction up any spider webs you see with a vacuum cleaner attachment.
- Turn off your driveway, porch, or other outdoor lights.
- Distribute diatomaceous earth in areas spiders wander.
- Fill up your garden with spider-repelling plants like citronella, mint, lavender, and eucalyptus.
- Keep a clean and dust-free home.
- Seal up gaps, small openings, cracks, and crevices that spiders can use as entry points.
Use fine mesh screens to cover vents and apply caulk to block openings around faucets, cables, wires, or any electrical components that enter your home from the outside. For those naturalists, you can use essential oils spiders hate, like peppermint, cedarwood, lavender, tea tree, or citronella. But for the best protection against harmful spiders, always contact your local pest control for further assistance.
The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Dangerous Spiders Around Your Home
If dangerous arachnids are crawling around your home, do not attempt to get rid of them yourself. For the best way to get rid of spiders, enlist the services of spider elimination experts instead. Experienced professionals understand the characteristics and behaviors of different kinds of spiders to eliminate them quickly and safely.
Miche Pest Control has delivered high-quality pest management solutions to keep house spiders out of our residents’ homes. We take our time to ensure every nesting site is located. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you closely to strategize the most effective treatment program that suits your needs. Allow us to return your residence to the peaceful atmosphere it was before. Reach out to us today, so we can get started with your estimate.
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