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What Plano Homeowners Ought To Know About House Spiders

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Many people will rent a place before they’re ready to buy a house. Upon moving in, you’ll probably see some spiders: house spiders. People will tell you that they’re just hunting the other pests in your house and that they’re not doing any harm. And you’ll think they’re just there until you get settled since you had so many doors open during the move-in. But what happens when the first week turns into the first month, and you’ve still got a spider in every room, making webs in the corners and making your heart skip a beat when you see them?

House Spiders In Plano 

Usually, it’s hard to know when you have a spider problem because they don’t like being around people. You may see the occasional web, but, other than that, spiders will avoid human interaction as much as they can. House spiders, on the other hand, don’t find humans very frightening, and we shouldn’t find them very frightening either. They have venom and fangs like almost every other spider, but they aren’t aggressive. If you do wind up being bitten by a house spider, it’s most likely because they felt threatened. This bite can be painful, but the toxin will not do anything more than create some swelling and itching.
As far as appearances go, the common house spider is frightening because of what they resemble: the brown widow. Small, brown, and eight-legged, the brown widow and the common house spider bear a resemblance to each other that can cause concern. However, brown widows will hardly ever enter the more high-traffic areas of the home.

Preventative Measures

You might think that you haven’t had house spiders around until recently, but they most likely have always been there. You see, they’ll live in hiding until they outgrow their habitat, which will make them much more prevalent and visible. If the idea of spiders running around your house and making webs in the corners is unsettling, then there are some things you can do to prevent them. Remember, if there are house spiders within your walls, they’re in there because of the pests they can hunt. If you follow a few guidelines for general pest control, you might be able to keep house spiders at bay.

  • Consistent cleaning habits: a messy house will attract a variety of pests that are looking for a sustainable source of loose crumbs and messes.
  • Store food and trash properly: when you store your trash securely, pests won’t be able to get in, greatly reducing their attraction to your house. If pests find their way into your pantry, they will eat (or in some cases, lay eggs in) your dried, stored foods that aren’t in sealed, plastic containers.
  • Moisture control: most pests love damp, dark places in your home like the basement, crawl spaces, and under your kitchen counters. Keeping humidity levels low will help reduce the attraction for pests, and you’ll want to check for leaking pipes as much as you can.

While these guidelines can help keep pests and house spiders out of your house, there is no replacement for the guarantee that comes with professional pest control. For help getting the spiders, or the pests that they feed on, out of your home for good, contact the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite for all your spider extermination needs.

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