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Cellar Spiders In DC, MD & VA

Many people fear spiders; whether or not you do, we can all agree that unexpectedly coming across a cellar spider can be a bit unsettling. These long-legged pests always seem to be there when you least expect it.

Want to keep cellar spiders away? Keep reading to learn how to get rid of spiders from your home with the assistance of Miche Pest Control, a family-owned-and-operated business dedicated to protecting residents from pests.

What are cellar spiders?

There are two types of cellar spiders — long-bodied, growing up to two inches, and short-bodied, growing to about half an inch. While they differ in size, they are relatively the same otherwise, ranging in color from brown, tan, and gray with an oval-shaped body and long, thin legs.

Cellar spiders are often confused for different types of spiders like harvestmen spiders.

Are cellar spiders dangerous?

Spiders are predators, so they use their venom and fangs to capture and subdue prey. So although cellar spiders have venom, they are not dangerous to people because they are not known to bite. Even if they did bite, their venom isn't strong enough to harm people. However, there is a myth that the cellar spider's venom is among the most dangerous, but again, this is not true.

Why do I have a cellar spider problem?

Cellar spiders usually make their way into homes through cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and doors, and other holes in the exterior. As predators, they look for places with plenty of prey pests; fortunately for them, they frequent areas that also attract other insects.

Because cellar spiders aren't a danger to people, some see them as beneficial since they feed on other pests. But let's be honest, they are creepy crawly pests, so no spiders are welcome in your home, whether they are considered dangerous or not.

Where will I find cellar spiders?

As their name suggests, cellar spiders prefer conditions found in cellars, crawl spaces, and basements. These conditions include high moisture, cool temperatures, and darkness. In these types of places, cellar spiders hang upside down from their webs, usually building them on the ceiling, but sometimes they make them on the floor.

How do I get rid of cellar spiders?

If you are experiencing cellar spiders in your home, you should look to our knowledgeable team of technicians at Miche Pest Control. We offer residential pest control services that we personalize to meet your specific needs.

During our quarterly service visits, we will implement the necessary treatments to protect your home from these unwanted invaders, including removing spider webs and cobwebs.

Work with our expert technicians at Miche Pest Control for home pest control treatments in DC, MD & VA to keep cellar spiders and other pests out! Call us today to get started!

How can I prevent cellar spiders in the future?

These prevention tips will help keep different types of spiders, including cellar spiders, out of your home:

  • Inspect the exterior of your house for entry points such as cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and doors, poorly covered vents and drains, missing screens, and other openings
  • Use dehumidifiers in basement, cellars, and crawl spaces to reduce moisture and make these areas less attractive to cellar spiders and the prey they look for
  • Ensure there are no food sources to attract prey pests to your home as they will draw in spiders
  • Knock down webs when you see them, as it discourages spiders from staying there

Don't forget to reach out to Miche Pest Control for assistance with these leggy pests in your home!

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