Spider Wars: How To Win The Battle Against Arachnids In The Bay Area

Spider in its web in a basement.

Some people live in fear of spiders. Others do not mind these pests. Regardless of your feelings about local arachnids, there are things you should know. You should know why these creatures are a problem and how to win a fight against potential invasion. Take some time today to learn more about common spiders and discover what methods work best to stop these pests from invading Bay Area homes. Call our dedicated team at Bay Pest if you are interested to learn about our spider control options. We will detail what our services look like and answer questions you might have about pest control in The Bay Area. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about spiders.

Types Of Spiders: A Guide To The Most Common Species

There are dozens upon dozens of local spiders. Some like to live outdoors and will rarely try to invade homes. Others have a bad habit of breaking into residential dwellings and where they can become difficult to control. Common types of spiders that you might find around your living areas include wolf spiders, jumping spiders, crab spiders, and cellar spiders. All of these species are ground spiders that hunt for their prey without the use of intricate webs. They get into homes more frequently simply because of how far they travel while hunting. Although these species are common, there are lots of other arachnids that might try to get into your living areas. Some are more dangerous than others. To make sure that you have what you need to stop all of these eight-legged pests from invading, we are going to talk about some prevention and control options in just a bit. First, let’s take a moment to break down some of the most dangerous spiders here in The Bay Area.

Spiders In The House: Danger Or Nuisance?

We do not want to deceive you and say that your risk of being bitten by a dangerous spider is high here in The Bay Area. Truthfully, these pests rarely bite in the first place. Even harmful species will not go out of their way to attack. In addition to this, there are only a couple of dangerous spider species in our area. These include brown recluse and black widows. A bite from either of these pests is medically threatening and will require a trip to the hospital. Thanks to modern medicine, there have been no recorded deaths from either of these pests in the last several years. Keeping all of this in mind, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you suspect there are spiders inside your home, keep your distance. We highly recommend doing your research on harmful local species so that you can keep your eyes out for these pests indoors. To keep spiders in general out, it is advised that you take action to prevent these pests ASAP.

Preventing Spider Infestations: Practical Tips And Tricks

General pest prevention tips are great for keeping out spiders and the pests they invade to hunt. If you are not currently dealing with an active infestation inside your Bay Area home and have some time on your hands, here are some tips and tricks to consider today.

  • Fill in holes, cracks, and gaps around your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Repair damage to window/door screens and make sure they are fit properly.
  • Address problems with weatherstripping and door sweeps.
  • Turn off all exterior lights at night or invest in insect-resistant bulbs. 
  • Reduce clutter inside and around your home.

It will always be best to hire a pest control professional to stop spiders and other local pests. Feel free to talk with our team at Bay Pest to learn about our advanced offerings.

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solution

You should never have to live with spiders inside your home. To make sure these pests stay outside where they belong, start a conversation with our team at Bay Pest. We are a dedicated local provider that works hard to find advanced options to combat spiders and other common pest threats. Let us inspect your home for existing problems, treat invasive species we find, and implement long-term treatments to keep out future invaders. It really is that simple.

Reach out to our dedicated team at Bay Pest to learn more about our methods and services. We will walk you through our service plans and schedule a visit for your Bay Area home and property.

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