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Why Are There So Many Spiders In My Plano Home?

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Are you tired of dealing with common house spiders and other species in your Plano home? If this is the case, you should continue reading to learn all about spiders in the area and how to prevent them. Plus, you can learn the best way to get rid of spiders with the help of professionals.

The Types Of Spiders That Invade Plano Homes

The most common spiders in Texas include the black widow and brown recluse; both are dangerous spiders. There are also wolf spiders and common house spiders, which is a term that classifies different small species.

Black widows are about 1 ½ inches long and have shiny black bodies and red hourglass markings on their abdomens.

Brown recluse spiders are smaller than ½ of an inch; they are light brown and have a dark violin pattern on the cephalothorax. They also have uniform coloring on their bodies and legs, which have hairs and not spines. This species is often misidentified for other species, which can be dangerous if bitten.

Wolf spiders range between ½ to 2 inches long; they have gray hairs and dark markings. This species doesn't spin webs but instead lives in burrows to hunt prey.

While they are dangerous spiders, a bite from one is rare and usually only occurs when they feel threatened. In any case, if you believe you or someone else was bitten by one, you should seek medical attention. 

Why Spiders Invade Plano Homes

Spiders, like other pests, make their way into homes for access to food. While some spiders wander in when following prey, others are born inside and rarely make their way outside. Either way, spiders prefer to stay away from people so they will build their webs in dark, lightly trafficked areas. This can include basements, attics, under furniture, and closets.

Natural Spider Prevention Tips For Plano Homes

There are several natural ways you can reduce spiders in your Plano home. This includes removing the factors that attract pest prey:

  • Store woodpiles always from your home.
  • Clear excess foliage and leaf piles from your yard.
  • Seal entry points like cracks in your home's foundation and exterior walls.
  • Install screens and weather stripping to windows and doors.
  • Repair leaking faucets and pipes.
  • Keep your home clutter-free, so it is easier to clean.
  • Store food, which attracts pest prey, in air-tight containers and makes sure to clean up crumbs and spills.
  • Regularly sweep and dust away webs as it will help to deter spiders from staying in your home.

If you are using these prevention tips but are not seeing the desired results, you should contact experts for assistance.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders And Their Pest Prey In Plano

The experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite know all about spiders in Plano and how to help residents get rid of them. To eliminate a spider infestation on a residential property, we first start with a complete inspection to fully understand the problem. Once we know what we are dealing with, we will develop a customized treatment plan that suits your needs. This plan may include web removal, dust application, glue board monitoring, and liquid residual products implementation around the exterior of your home. Our services include a warranty and follow-up treatments every four months.

To learn more about the treatments we offer to take care of the most common spiders in Texas, give us a call today at All-Safe Pest & Termite.

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