The Struggle With Getting Rid Of House Spiders In The Bay Area

House spider crawling on a plant.

There are not many people who do not have at least a slight fear of spiders. It doesn’t help that shows and movies portray these pests as life-threatening monsters. The question is, are the different types of spiders in the Bay Area life-threatening, and what methods work best to control these pests.

We will discuss these methods today and offer some high-quality Bay Area pest control options to deter and eliminate your house spiders. Call Bay Pest today to skip straight to professional spider control. We will answer questions you have and find a treatment for your home.

How Many Different Types Of Spiders Are There?

Did you know that there are over 45 thousand species of spiders around the globe? It's true! These pests are everywhere and are probably inside your walls right now. Before you overthink that, it is essential that you know that these arachnids are primarily helpful. They do a great job catching other pests and keeping down populations of annoying, dangerous, and harmful species on your property; this would be great if spiders themselves weren’t pests themselves. It also doesn’t help that some types of spiders in our area directly threaten your and your family's health.

What Kind Of Spiders Are Dangerous To Find In My Home?

The good news is that most spiders that live in the Bay Area are completely harmless. The bad news is that California is home to more dangerous spiders than most states in the United States. We have black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, yellow sac spiders, desert recluse spiders, and Chilean recluse spiders. Some of these species are more common as you travel south. Regardless of this, it is vital that you understand your risk. A black widow and brown recluse bite require hospitalization and can cause a fatality if left unaddressed. If you suspect a dangerous spider bit you, seek medical attention. 

What Attracts Spiders To Come Inside People's Homes?

Spiders are not like most other pests in our area. Other invaders look for moisture and shelter when they come indoors, but spiders are concerned about food. Specifically, they want to hunt for insects, arthropods, and other arachnids. If your home has an influx of pest activity, spiders will be more likely to invade.

The only things keeping spiders out are weatherstripping, screens, and a properly sealed foundation. We highly recommend addressing these entry points if your home has cracks, gaps, and leaks. If the concept of ensuring your home is air-tight stresses you out, maybe a professional pest control plan is better suited for your needs. Our experts at Bay Pest use an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to pest problems in a scientific and thought-based way. In other words, we do not just spray and pray with pest control products. We address issues at their source. 

What Can I Do To Permanently Get Rid Of All The Spiders In My Home?

If you are looking for a reliable way to control spiders in the Bay Area, you are in the right place. Our team at Bay Pest uses advanced strategies to deal with these invasive pests. We will inspect your home for dangerous and harmless spiders, treat for any we find, and then establish a long-term defense around your home’s exterior.

Call now and learn more about our pest control options and let us schedule an appointment for your Bay Area home.

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