What You Need To Know About The Spiders Found Around The Bay Area

brown recluse spider

There are many great aspects of living in the Bay Area and very few complaints from those that live here. One aspect of the Bay Area that is not ideal, however, is the abundance of invasive pests that find their way into homes. Some of the most frequent unwanted guests found inside Bay Area homes are spiders

The Ten Most Common House Spiders 

Spiders crawling around your home can be a frightening sight, and many people are intimidated by these scary-looking pests. While the majority of common house spiders are relatively harmless, there are venomous species, and any signs of spider activity should be taken seriously. 
The ten most common house spiders in the Bay Area are: 

  1. Wolf Spiders 
  2. Brown Recluse Spiders 
  3. Black Widow Spiders 
  4. Garden spiders
  5. Hobo Spiders 
  6. American House Spiders 
  7. Jumping Spiders 
  8. Orb Weaver Spiders 
  9. Cellar Spiders 
  10. Grass Spiders

Reach out to the pest control experts at Bay Pest Solution to learn more about these pests and how to protect your home against them. 

Spider 101: Identifying What Spider Is In Your House 

The vast majority of spiders in the United States are harmless house spiders, but there are exceptions. Most spiders look relatively similar; the primary difference between species will be in size and coloration. The two types of spiders native to the United States that pose a significant threat to humans are the black widow and the brown recluse spider. Luckily both the black widow and the brown recluse are easy to identify due to their unique appearances. Black widow spiders have jet-black bodies with bright red markings on their underbellies. Brown recluse spiders are small brown or tan-colored spiders with slender legs. Both of these spiders are venomous, and a bite from either will cause severe pain at the site of the bite. In rare cases, a bite from either a brown recluse or a black widow will present a serious and potentially fatal health risk requiring immediate medical attention. 

Do All Spiders Bite Humans? 

While most spiders are capable of biting, they are not generally aggressive, and bites are typically harmless. Although they are primarily a nuisance pest, nobody wants spiders crawling around their home. The primary reason that spiders will invade a home is to find a source of food. Spiders feed on small insects; ensuring that you do not have any other pests in your home for spiders to feed on will help keep them away from your property.  
Common household insects that spiders feed on include:  

  • Uncovered food left out inside the home or on the property 
  • Uncovered trash bins and containers
  • Yard waste or other types of debris in the yard

In addition to reducing as many potential sources of insects on your property as possible, it is also important to eliminate any cracks or other openings in your home, particularly during winter when spiders are searching for shelter. Cracks in the walls and floors, open windows, and open doors are entry points for spiders that homeowners should be aware of. Reach out to the spider control experts at Bay Pest Solution for more information on how to keep your home free of spiders.

The Key To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home

Spiders can be nerve-wracking to have in your home and are potentially dangerous invasive pests. Luckily for Bay Area residents, Bay Pest Control is here to help get rid of spiders and prevent future infestations from occurring. Bay Pest Control, a Bay Area pest control company, has been serving communities across the Bay Area for over forty years. Our team of certified and highly trained pest control technicians is experienced in dealing with spiders and the variety of other pests that invade Bay Area homes. Call us today if you are dealing with a spider problem – we will work with you to create a customized pest control plan for your specific situation. We offer flexible scheduling options and provide free estimates on our services. 

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