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How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Maricopa Home

October 15, 2022 - Spiders

We want our houses to be a place where we can relax and unwind, and we also want them to be where friends and family feel welcome. Having children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews playing and laughing in our houses gives us much joy. One thing, however, that is not welcome in our homes is spiders! We want spiders to stay outside and out of sight as much as possible. 

If spiders are running through your house, crawling up your walls, and hanging from the ceiling, you need the Maricopa pest control team from Loveall Pest Control. Our family-owned and operated company has over a decade of pest control experience; we know how to eradicate spiders from homes.

Characteristics Of A Spider

Arizona is home to dozens of spider species. Arizona spiders include black widow, brown recluse, wolf, crab, camel, and jumping spiders. These spiders, and other spiders in the Maricopa area, vary in size and pose different levels of danger to the public, but the body of all share the following characteristics:

  • Eight legs
  • Multiple eyes 
  • Fangs (chelicerae)
  • No wings or antenna
  • Skeleton is on the outside (exoskeleton)

All spiders use venom to kill or paralyze their prey. Spiders avoid humans and prefer to create homes in dark, secluded, and undisturbed locations such as the garage, crawlspace, basement, or attic. Spiders do not attack humans but bite only when squeezed, threatened, or cornered. 

Not all types of spiders build webs; of those who create webs, not all are pretty or in corners. Black widow spiders build messy, irregular webs near the floor, while the orb weave species create large, circular webs. On the other hand, wolf spiders do not construct silky abodes but hunt down and pounce on their victims. 

Most Spiders Bite; Some Bites Are More Dangerous Than Others

Although most spiders bite if threatened, their bite does not cause symptoms outside of a little pain at the bite site. However, black widows and brown recluses are venomous spiders in Arizona whose bite will cause physical reactions. 

A bite from a black widow spider in Maricopa produces immediate pain that increases over the next one to three hours. Male black widows rarely bite, but a female will inflict a wound if she is guarding her nest. Although venom from a female black widow rarely causes death, it can induce symptoms of increased blood pressure, fever, and nausea.

Brown recluse spiders in Maricopa hide in warm, dry, and secluded areas in closets and basements. You may not initially feel pain from this tiny 1/4 to 1/2 inch spider until six to eight hours later. Once the pain begins, you will likely notice a blister at the bite site accompanied by physical symptoms like fever, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. The venom of a brown recluse attacks the underlying tissue and, if left untreated, can create an ulcer than extends from the skin surface to the bone. 

Six Eco-Friendly Spider Prevention Tips For Around The House

Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need to invest in store-bought products to prevent spiders from infesting your Maricopa home. By implementing these six environmentally-friendly pest control actions, you can keep spiders away: 

  1. Eliminate cardboard boxes, old magazines, and other items from the garage, attic, and closets. 
  2. Trim trees and shrubs away from the house.
  3. Caulk cracks in the foundation, along the roofline, and exterior walls.
  4. Repair holes in screens on windows and doors.
  5. Install screens over the attic and crawlspace vents and the chimney.
  6. Change incandescent outdoor lights with bug lights or LED lighting. 

None of these tips will damage the environment and, in the case of replacing incandescent lights with LED lights, will help the environment. 

The Most Effective Spider Control With Professional Pest Control

The best way to get rid of spiders is to use our team from Loveall Pest Control. We will inspect your home thoroughly and determine the spider species invading the premises. We will also determine the attraction sources and hot spots. We will create a custom strategy to eradicate spiders. Contact us today and request your free inspection. 

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