How to Get Rid of Spiders

How to Get Rid of Spiders

With numerous types of spiders in Missouri occasionally finding their way indoors, odds are you’ll see one crawling up a wall or running across the floor of your home. As with most household pests, most anyone doesn’t want to share their living space with them. The big question facing many Missouri homeowners is how to know if you have a spider problem? For many people, one spider inside the house is too many. However, the majority of spiders pose no threat and are harmless. But, there are two types of spiders that could pose a potential health threat to you pets and family. The two most dangerous spiders to have concerns over is the brown recluse and black widow.

What Is A Wolf Spider?

Common types of spiders that are typically found inside your home are cellar spiders. These spiders spin a loose and highly  irregular-shaped web in a dark corner most likely located in your basement, bathroom, attic or crawl space. Some spiders are classified as the funnel web weavers, which, as the name implies, build funnel-shaped webs. Now, wolf spiders, which are much larger as well as being fast movers are hunters and typically scare everyone due to their speed, size and hairy bodies. Keep in mind that again even though wolf spiders are large and fast they are not aggressive to us in nature.

What To Do With A Spider In My House?

The safest and easiest way to remove a spider from inside your house is to place a clear (so you can see what you are doing) cup over the spider. Then, use a piece of paper to slide underneath the cup, pick up and walk safely outside. When it comes to brown recluse and black widow spiders, you should always call a professional pest control company like Around The Clock Pest to safely remove the more dangerous spiders.

If you do not currently have a pest professional looking after your home in this way, you can reduce the chances of being invaded by spiders and even reduce the odds of being bitten by a black widow or brown recluse. Some helpful tips in preventing spiders and the possible threats a few may pose are removing bed skirts, moving your bed away from the wall, placing sticky traps help too but, be careful in where you place these traps as position is everything. When storing things in the garage or basement and attic, use zippered bags and sealable containers to keep spiders out. Never leave your clothes piled up on the floor.

How To Keep Spiders Out Of My House?

Understand right here and now that you will never eliminate spiders 100%. All species of spiders are beneficial predators that reduce pest populations of insects such as flies while helping maintain the balance in our environment. But, if you do, in fact, feel as if you must reduce their populations in your home here are a few professional tips to help.

  • Dust, sweep, and vacuum corners, under furniture, and behind pictures regularly.
  • Clean up clutter because all spiders hide in boxes and under piles of anything.
  • Secure storage boxes and/or use sealable containers to store items like holiday decorations.
  • Repair or replace holes around windows and doors. Caulk cracks and crevices in your house’s foundation.
  • Do not place firewood up against the house.
  • Clear away any vegetation and debris from up against the house.
For more information about spiders and how to control them in your home or business give us a call 800-318-2775