The Trick To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your New Jersey Home

September 10, 2021


In general, spiders are beneficial. They capture insects and other arachnids such as scorpions and eat them. Beneficial or not, most people do not want spiders around their homes.

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Description Of Common Spiders In New Jersey 

Around 3,000 types of spiders are found in the United States. Most of them stay outside. Here are spiders that can get into homes. 

  • Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) This poisonous spider is tan with a darker mark resembling a violin on its back. It hides in corners and under beds and is very shy. It only bites when harassed, but the bite can cause tissue death and make you very sick.

  • Black Widow There are two species of black widow spiders in New Jersey, the Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus) and the Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans). Both nest in mouse burrows, other abandoned holes, basements, garages, and other out-of-the-way places. The bite is a potent neurotoxin. If bitten, go immediately to the hospital to get the antivenom.

  • Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) Wolf spiders are large, greyish, or tannish spiders. They look ferocious but will run if given the chance. They often have babies on their back, which stay there until they get bigger.

  • Common House spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) These spiders are a dull brown color. The males have yellow legs while the females have orange legs. These small spiders are so adapted to living with people they have trouble living outside. 

  • Agrarian Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum) and Longlegged Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium mildei) These spiders are often called yellow sac spiders because they are yellow. They can be found in the corners of walls and ceilings. These spiders will bite without provocation. Their bite is painful for about an hour. A rash and blister will form within ten hours. Both itch intensely. 

Removing Spider’s Prey

Spiders will only stick around if they have prey. If you are seeing a lot of spiders, you have another pest problem. Here are some ways to prevent pests, including spiders, from sticking around. 

  • Store food in pest-proof containers. 

  • Wipe up food spills promptly. 

  • Put trash into a metal trashcan and keep the lid on tight. 

  • Fix any water leaks or moist spots in the house. 

  • Clear away clutter where pests can hide. 

Preventing Spiders

Here are some additional tips to keep spiders and their prey outside where they belong. 

  • Check packages and plants for spiders before bringing them into the house. 

  • Caulk shut cracks in the foundation and walls. 

  • Caulk around where pipes, electrical wires, and cables enter the house. 

  • Make sure screens in doors and windows fit tightly and have no holes. 

  • Make sure door sweeps are intact and have no missing spaces on them. 

  • Vacuum any webs you see in the house, then throw the stuff you have vacuumed in an outside trashcan. 

  • Store outdoor firewood on a rack at least eight inches off the ground and several feet away from any walls. 

Get Professional Help

Spiders are hard to get rid of. You must first eliminate their prey inside, then get rid of the spiders. Amco Pest Solutions can eliminate both the spiders and their prey. Once you contact us, one of our trained technicians will come out and inspect the house inside and out. We see where pests are and where there are conditions that are ripe for pests. We then develop a personalized plan of treatment to get you pest-free. After we treat the pests in your home, if you wish, we will return monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly and renew the exterior pest treatments, so you do not have problems again. Contact Amco Pest Solutions today to get rid of all your pests.




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