Is there an app for identifying spiders? A call button where you can instantly reach an expert who can tell you just how worried you should be about the eight-legged creature in your home? It’s actually easier than you might think to identify some of the most common Texas spiders. In this article, we’re talking about the most common species of spiders and some easy identification features. Don’t worry, we’ll also tell you about the experts who can confirm the spiders’ identity and get them out of your house as quickly as possible.
If you’ve been asking yourself, “How do I identify a spider?” or if you are wondering, “What are the most common spiders found in the house?” We have answers! There are over 900 species of spiders that live in Texas. Luckily, not all of these will venture into your home. And thankfully, only two are considered dangerous. Here are some of the most common spiders you’ll find in your Dallas home:
The only spiders considered dangerous to humans here in Dallas are black widows and brown recluse spiders. These spiders are venomous. If you are bitten, it is wise to seek medical attention. Other spiders shouldn’t be ignored, however, even if they’re only creepy and disturbing. Spiders might be a sign that you have other pests hidden away in wall voids and other hidden places. Spiders go where they find food. Plus, an excess of spiders in your home may attract additional pests that wish to eat those spiders. It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there.
Spiders are also nuisance pests. Their webs get in the way and are uncomfortable to encounter. Plus, while only black widows and brown recluse spiders have a dangerous bite, other spiders may still bite if threatened, and their bites can be itchy and/or painful.
In order to prevent spiders, you need to make sure to eliminate their food sources. Flies, mosquitos, and ants could all be attracting spiders, so make sure you are taking care of those pests first. The next step is to eliminate their entry points. Seal any cracks and holes in the exterior of your home. Make sure you have screens over your exterior windows and doors and check that there are no tears or holes.
Make sure you aren’t accidentally bringing spiders inside. Check boxes carefully before bringing them in to make sure no spiders are hitching a ride. You can also prevent spider infestations by cleaning and organizing your storage areas. Spiders don’t like to be disturbed, so they often hide in the basement, attic, or garage. If these areas are well organized, spiders will have fewer hiding places and will be less likely to stick around.
For total spider control, contact the professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite. We can come by for an inspection and help you identify the spiders that are plaguing your home. We can then create a treatment plan specific to your situation so that you can stop worrying about which spiders are living in your closet.