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Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated exterminating company that provides pest control services for woodlouse spiders in the greater DC & Baltimore areas, including Northern Virginia. Our expert technicians get rid of woodlouse spider infestations fast, and use preventative methods to keep woodlouse spiders from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - click the button below to get started, or give us a call today!

What You Need To Know About Woodlouse Spiders

Are you wondering if woodlouse spiders are dangerous? Our expert guide tells you everything you need to know about these eight-legged pests.

Frequently Asked Questions About Woodlouse Spiders

What are woodlouse spiders?

Woodlouse spiders are one of the most unique types of spiders you may encounter around your property. Part of the order Araneae and the family of Dysderidae, woodlouse spiders prey primarily on woodlice, earning their name. Woodlouse spiders are generally dark-red on their cephalothorax and legs with a shiny yellow-brown abdomen. They have six eyes and a large pair of chelicerae, which are appendages right by the mouth of the spider. Woodlouse spiders range 1/4 and 1/2 an inch long, with the females of the species typically being larger than males.

Are woodlouse spiders dangerous?

Despite their somewhat frightening appearance, the woodlouse spider is one of the more harmless spiders you may encounter. This spider can bite if it feels threatened but doesn’t possess enough venom that the bite will really affect an individual. However, like other spiders, bites from woodlouse spiders can trigger allergic reactions in some people. If you have any concerning symptoms after being bitten by this spider, such as trouble breathing or swallowing, seek medical attention immediately.

Why do I have a woodlouse spider problem?

A woodlouse spider problem around your property is typically caused by having many of the factors that attract these pests easily available. Woodlouse spiders love areas with high humidity and will invade spaces that offer this. Additionally, woodlouse spiders will find themselves on your property if you have plenty of food sources available. To keep spiders away in DC, MD & VA, you should identify and remove attractants around your property.

Where will I find woodlouse spiders?

In outdoor areas, woodlouse spiders live around woodpiles and cluttered areas. You may also see them under other outdoor debris, such as rocks, leaf piles, fallen branches, and overgrown plants. When they sneak into interior areas, woodlouse spiders will head to basements, storage areas, or garages that have lots of clutter to hide in.

How do I get rid of woodlouse spiders?

If you want to get rid of spiders around your property, contact Miche Pest Control for expert woodlouse spider control. Our team of experts will inspect your property for signs of these pests and work with you to create targeted treatment plans. We can remove woodlouse spiders in no time at all.

How can I prevent woodlouse spiders in the future?

Preventing woodlouse spiders in the future is easy when you follow these simple deterrent tips:

  • Seal up cracks and gaps around windows, doors, and the foundation to ensure that woodlouse spiders can’t easily sneak into interior areas.
  • Make sure you have proper ventilation around the interior of your home and utilize dehumidifiers in basements or other humid areas.
  • Keep outdoor areas clear of woodpiles, clutter, and overgrown grass and foliage to reduce woodlouse spider access to harborage areas.
  • Address pest prey issues around your property with the help of Miche Pest Control to remove easy food sources for woodlouse spiders.

Contact Miche Pest Control if you have more questions about woodlouse spider prevention or if you need help removing them from your property. 

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