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What are house spiders?

As their name tells us, house spiders are one of the most common spiders to invade our homes. House spiders have an elongated abdomen and are usually a yellowish-brown color. Many will have darker stripes on their body and legs that meet at an angle. House spiders are arachnids which means they share the following characteristics with all other arachnids - they have two body sections. Adults have eight legs, and they lack antennae and wings.

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Are house spiders dangerous?

House spiders build webs to catch their prey. If a web yields no prey they will abandon it and build a new one. This habit causes them to become a nuisance inside of a home as they are constantly building and abandoning their webs. These spiders are not dangerous and while they do have venom it is not strong enough to pose any risks to people. In addition, bites from house spiders usually only occur if you are purposely handling them.

Why do I have a house spider problem?

House spiders enjoy living inside because indoor living provides them with the high humidity levels they require for survival. When it becomes too hot and dry outside these spiders will seek a cooler more humid environment.

As their name suggests house spiders have adapted to living inside and do so very successfully. The biggest indicator of a house spider problem is spotting their webs in the corners of rooms, doorways, closets, and basements.

The biggest indicator of an overall pest (insect) problem in your home is having hungry house spiders living throughout it.

Where will I find house spiders?

Common places spiders live indoors include our homes, barns, sheds, garages, warehouses, and other outside buildings. House spiders are a common sight in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and other areas of a home that are high in humidity.

They are also found gathering around light fixtures both inside and outside of our homes. The light attracts insects that spiders then catch in their webs.

How do I get rid of house spiders?

Getting rid of house spiders from your yard, home, or business is best left up to a professional. The professionals at Amco Pest Solutions will provide you with the year-round solutions needed to get rid of house spiders and prevent their return. Whether you are looking to get rid of a current house spider infestation or prevent future problems with house spiders our family-owned and operated company is here to help.

Our professionals are committed to providing the pest control services needed to help home and business owners keep their properties free of house spiders and other common pests. Amco Pest Solutions provides residential pest control and commercial pest control services throughout New Jersey, the Five Borough of New York, and South Florida. Reach out today to learn more about our effective house spider solutions!

How can I prevent house spiders in the future?

To make your property less attractive to house spiders whether you live in New Jersey, New York, or South Florida, use the following, easy to execute, prevention tips:

  • Spiders like to hide and build their webs in dense shrubbery. Make sure that shrubs and bushes are but back away from your home’s exterior walls.
  • Before bringing boxes, furniture, potted plants, or other items that were stored in an outbuilding, inside, first inspect them for spiders.
  • Carefully check the exterior of your home, sealing any openings wandering spiders could take advantage of.
  • Place caps on chimneys and covers over vents.
  • Caulk opening around wires or pipes entering into your home.
  • Limit hiding spots for spiders in your home by keeping storage areas clean and clutter-free.
  • Regularly dust and vacuum your home to get rid of spider webs.
 

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