What Every New Jersey Homeowner Ought to Know About House Spiders

March 6, 2020


Halloween may be the only time of the year that spiders are welcome in your home, and even then they are of the fake variety. Many New Jersey homeowners experience frequent run-ins with spiders throughout the year. Before you decide the only way to treat your spider problem is to burn your house down, find out everything you should know about house spiders.

a house spider in web inside home

The Appearance of House Spiders

The term “house spider” doesn’t refer to one species of spider, but several different species of spiders. The American house spider is a yellowish-brown and has an elongated abdomen. Meanwhile, the wolf spider is a hairy and large specimen that is often confused with the dangerous Brown Recluse. In New Jersey, some homeowners find the brown recluse hiding away. They have a distinct violin shape on their back. Much less dangerous is the daddy longlegs. This type of spider is easily recognized by its fused body and long legs. 
 
All house spiders vary in size. Likewise, they have unique coloration and body shapes. If you find spiders in your home, you may need a professional to help you identify them. It’s important to recognize that all spiders have fangs and venom, but not all are dangerous to humans. Generally, the most dangerous house spiders are the following:

  • Black Widow
  • Brown Recluse
  • Sac Spider

The Problem With House Spiders

While your main reason for not wanting spiders in your residence might be your disdain for the creatures, there are other reasons you don’t want them in your home.
 
For one, they can bite you and cause an allergic reaction. Although not all spiders can bite you and not all people have allergic reactions to spider bites, there’s a possibility that you could experience a painful bite. In some cases, you may need medical attention.
 
Another issue with house spiders is their webs. When spiders build webs, they don’t think about the aesthetics of the room or whether or not you’ll walk through the web. If you have spiders in your home, you probably have unsightly webs that get in your way. Removing those webs quickly can feel like a full-time job, considering how quickly the arachnids rebuild them.
 
Finally, house spiders are an indication of a much larger issue. Spiders only live where there’s a steady food source. When you find multiple spiders in your home, it is certain that you have other pests as well. You should determine what type of pests you have and eliminate them. Once you do, you’re likely to get rid of the spiders.

Preventing Spiders in Your Home

It’s impossible to say you’ll never see another spider in your home. However, there are a few ways in which you can try to prevent them from moving in and taking over.

  • Dewebbing: Every time you find a spider web in your home, remove it. Knock it down completely, and you’ll force the spider to build another web. If you continue to remove webs, the spiders could decide to move elsewhere. 
  • Eliminate Moisture: Several species of house spiders prefer to live in moist environments, like basements. To make the environment less appealing to them, do your best to limit moisture with a dehumidifier. 
  • Remove Other Pests: When you exterminate the spiders’ food source, you're likely to get rid of the spiders. But this is easier said than done. This requires the expertise of an experienced pest control technician.
     

The best way to get rid of all the spiders and the pests they prey on is to contact the professionals at Amco Pest Solutions. Give us a call today and eliminate spiders and other insects from your home. We are standing by to assist you.




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