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What do you do when faced with a pest that's actually helpful but still not welcome inside your Dallas property? In the case of spiders, you do your best to control the population and remain aware of the different spiders common to the area, which include:

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  • House Spiders: This spider is quite small and known for leaving small webs in the corners of the house. You can recognize them by their dark brown bodies and striped legs. They are harmless to humans and prefer the attic and basement when they get inside homes.

  • Jumping Spiders: As the name implies, this spider is known to jump, making it easy to identify them. They prefer to stay away from people, which means if they're inside the house, it's most likely an accident.

  • Wolf Spiders: Unlike other spiders, this one doesn't use webs to trap its prey. Instead, it runs them down using its powerful body. While they will bite if threatened, the bite isn't harmful to humans unless they're allergic.

  • Brown Recluse Spiders: One of the two most dangerous spiders to people, this is one to avoid if possible. They possess a potent venom, grayish-brown body, and a violin-shaped symbol on the back. Seek medical attention if bitten by this spider.

  • Black Widow Spiders: This spider is venomous and represents a threat to people as well. They possess a shiny black body and a red hourglass marking. Immediate medical attention is necessary if bitten by this spider.

Keeping Spiders Out Of The Home

Spiders, as a rule, don't actually want to be inside your home. In fact, they tend to leave people alone. So why are they always inside? It's because they're hunting down their prey. When insects get into the house, spiders will follow. As such, you can control the spider population by focusing on general pest prevention. Follow these tips and you'll find yourself largely pest-free:

  • Check entry points: Pests get in through cracks, crevices, and holes that exist around your property. And spiders get in the same way. The best way to keep spiders away is to seal up these entry points with silicone caulk to keep both spiders and their prey outside where they belong.

  • Windows: The windows of your property are easy targets for various pests to enter through, including the spider's prey. Check your screens and look for any gaps between the window frame and the window itself to identify points of entry.

  • Your yard: The wilder your property, the more likely it is to be full of wildlife, including insects. If there are insects, then you can bet that spiders exist in the immediate area as well. Keep the yard maintained and watch the overall pest population die down.

  • Food storage: Insects whether it's an ant, fly, or something else love to get into your food. It doesn't matter if it's a meal you're still eating or the crumbs left behind, they're going to seek it out. Naturally, spiders will follow them so the best thing you can do is make it as hard as possible for insects to find food in the house.

  • Trash storage: Most insects will center their activities on your trash. The more accessible your trash, the more they're likely to stick around. If you don't want spiders or other pests in your home, then utilize proper trash storage to remain as protected as possible.

Spider Prevention With All-Safe Pest & Termite

Spider control is pest control, which is why our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite is dedicated to serving our customers by providing quality pest management services that address the entire problem. We deliver custom solutions designed to address your specific needs and concerns to ensure a true solution is realized. Our customers know they can count on receiving peace of mind, no matter what pests have invaded their home.
 
Do you need spider-prevention services? Give us a call at All-Safe Pest & Termite to discuss your professional spider-control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free quote.

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