Are You Struggling To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Bay Area Home?
February 6, 2023
Spiders might just be the creepiest pests on the planet. There is something off about their eight legs and multiple eyes. Besides being a popular Halloween decoration here in the Bay Area, spiders look to invade homes. We are in the business of helping homeowners avoid these and other problematic pests. Today we are talking about what you should know about the different kinds of spiders in the Bay Area and what factors draw them into homes. Call Bay Pest if you need direct help in dealing with an active spider infestation. We are experts and we offer many great options for pest control in the Bay Area to meet your needs.
How Many Different Types Of Spiders Are There?
There are many different types of spiders around the globe. Last time we checked, there are 45,000 species and counting. Thankfully, only a handful of these species live here in the Bay Area. Common spiders in our area include house spiders, jumping spiders, crab spiders, false tarantulas, black widows, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, and brown recluse spiders. Of these species, the house spider, the cellar spider, and the wolf spider are all extremely common indoor species. Other species still get into homes but do so less frequently. Since we only have so much space here and cannot detail what every spider looks like, consider having our team pay your home a visit to identify active infestations. We know how to discern what types of spiders are inside your home and can tell you if they are potentially harmful to you and your family.
House Spiders Are Rarely Dangerous
Spiders are often depicted as extremely harmful creatures that can kill a person with one bite. The truth is this is rarely the case. Most common spiders are completely harmless. Many do not possess fangs big enough to pierce human skin. Others can pierce the skin but have venom that is not powerful enough to cause serious harm to a human. The two species in our area that you should be cautious around are black widows and brown recluse spiders. Both of these local arachnids have powerful venom that can cause serious harm and require hospitalization. Even with these spiders, however, death is rare. As long as you seek medical attention immediately after a bite, you should have no risk of serious injury. Keeping all of this in mind, it is best to proceed with caution around spiders unless you know how to identify different species. One good way to ensure you never get bitten is to have some form of long-term pest control in place to protect you and your home from these eight-legged invaders.
Factors That Bring Spiders Into Our Homes
There are many interesting spiders. What makes these pests less interesting is the way they invade local homes. To help you deter these pests from getting into your living areas, here are some ways to reduce factors that draw these bugs indoors.
- Address damage to your home’s exterior foundation. This might involve filling in holes, gaps, and cracks with a caulking gun, repairing damaged siding, or hiring a contractor to seal larger sections of damage.
- Thoroughly inspect windows and doors. Make sure they are sealed all the way around with things like door sweeps and weatherstripping. Add external screens for increased protection.
- Keep exterior lights turned off at night or invest in yellow, pest-resistant light bulbs. Although spiders are not drawn in by light, other pests that they invade to hunt are.
- Reduce clutter inside and around your home to limit the areas where ground spiders are able to find shelter.
Get our team at Bay Pest involved if you need active elimination services for spiders or if you are looking for a long-term treatment option to keep pests out of your home.
The Best Way To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home
If you are tired of finding spiders around your Bay Area home, you need to find some permanent solution to keep these pests out. We recommend checking out our pest control options at Bay Pest. We are a local provider that works hard to provide top-tier pest inspections, plus elimination and prevention services. Let us visit your home to evaluate its condition and ability to stop pests like spiders. We will provide long-lasting treatments to bolster your defenses and greatly reduce your chances of finding spiders or other pests indoors.
Contact Bay Pest now to find out more about our spider and general pest control options and schedule an appointment for your Bay Area home.